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Common Sense update for Europa Universalis 4 will be released in early June

The next Europa Universalis 4 update will be released next month, and it's based on content from Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary War pamphlet Common Sense.

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The content update focuses on the "art of ruling and national improvement," by adding depth to domestic rule and changes to diplomacy.

A new provincial development system has also been added, which limits building space terrain and Development Value. The more developed a province is, "the greater wealth and power you can squeeze out of it."

Monarch points can be spent on customized trading hubs or recruiting centers.

Other major features include:

  • Parliaments: The English crown and other constitutional systems of government can now use their flexible system to pass laws through parliaments
  • National Churches: Protestant kingdoms can customize their new faith and make it a true partner to the throne.
  • New Religious Systems: Buddhism and Protestantism both get fresh coats of faith-based paint
  • New Options For Subject States: Once just tiny money faucets, recent expansions have made vassals and colonial nations more useful. Common Sense gives you new tools to exploit them or keep them in line
  • Government Ranks: As you invest in the development of your nation, you can climb from a small duchy to a major empire, unlocking new benefits.
  • New Government mechanics: Theocracies will have new actions and mechanics to highlight their unique character, and the Holy Roman Empire can create Free Cities
  • As always, Common Sense will be accompanied by a host of free updates and improvements - including some significant changes to the map of Europe.

Europa Universalis 4 - Common Sense will be available on major digital platforms for Mac and PC on June 9.

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