Crusader Kings II Patch 1.09, Patch 1.091 and Three New DLC’s are Available

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Paradox Interactive excellent strategy game Crusader Kings II has been updated with a ton of new additions, bug fixes and performance improvements. These patches have been around since last month but I am behind. Also three new DLC got released last month focused around the new Republics mechanics.

Crusader Kings II: The Republic

From “The Republic is the third expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II. In The Republic you play as a Patrician in one of the great medieval Merchant Republics. Expand your trade empire as you compete with the other four Patrician families for the coveted position of Doge and the leadership of the Republic.” Was £7.99 currently £1.99.

Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity

Songs of Prosperity “DLC contains 3 new songs, totaling almost 10 minutes, composed by the talented Andreas Waldetoft. Listen to these songs while playing as a Republic.” Was £0.99 currently £0.24.

Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits

Mediterranean Portraits “adds new clothing and thousands of unique face combinations for both male and female characters while playing as Mediterranean Nations.” Was £0.99 currently £0.24.

Patch 1.09:


  • Merchant Republic gameplay (Duke or higher tier Republics with a coastal capital).
  • Added a ‘Grant Independence’ diplomatic interaction.
  • Titles can now automatically change name depending on the culture of their top liege.
  • The Reign length opinion modifiers are now dependent on how long a character has been the liege of someone, not how long the primary title has been held.
  • Added 1241 Bookmark – “The Mongols”.
  • Save file transfer now works on Mac.
  • Reduced max demesne size from ruler tier, especially for Dukes.
  • Reduced the effect of Stewardship on max demesne size (now 15%, down from 25%.).
  • Added a max demesne size bonus (+1) for dukes with more than one duchy.
  • Increased the Prestige effects of a rank difference in marriages by a factor of 5.
  • All merc regiments now grow in max size over time.
  • Added more mercenary bands: Finns, Lapps, Abyssinians, Nubians, Lithuanians, Scots, Irish and Alans.
  • Added Ultimogeniture succession law.
  • Added Tanistry succession law.


  • Fixed a bug with religions that have become or stopped being heresies not being correctly reset on reload.
  • Sunset Invasion: Slightly increased the arrival strength of the Aztecs.
  • Increased the strength of the Timurids.
  • Added a hidden event that clears diplomatic immunity from faction members if the faction leader dies while waiting for the liege response to an ultimatum.
  • When forming the Roman Empire, de jure assimilation into the Byzantine Empire is now carried over.
  • Fixed a bug allowing you to declare excommunication wars on lieges above your immediate liege (the war would then invalidate)…

More detailed patch notes can be read here.

Patch 1.091


  • Fixed a bug preventing some people from building new trade posts.
  • Fixed some instability issues on the Mac and Linux versions.
  • Fixed bug where taking over the last duchy or higher title from a Merchant Republic could give you Patrician vassals.
  • Blocked “Offer Vassalization” for one Merchant Republic vs another.
  • Fixed a tooltip bug for the succession type in secondary kingdoms and empires held by Merchant Republics.
  • When a regular lowborn Mayor forms a Merchant Republic, he should get a dynasty and become a Patrician.
  • The Patricians in newly formed merchant republics now get some starting money.
  • Homosexual characters no longer get the ambition to get married.
  • Doubled the effect of Prestige on Patrician Respect for Doge elections…

More detailed patch notes can be read here.

All DLC for Crusader Kings II are on sale at the moment so it’s a good time to buy the whole set if you haven’t already.

Crusader Kings II is a good game, I highly recommend it. I have played more than hundred hours of it so far.

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