Damaged Europa Universalis IV Leviathan DLC Launch Incenses Gamers


The most recent Europa Universalis IV DLC is right here, and the state of affairs is not wanting good for Paradox. Leviathan appears to have launched in a totally damaged state, and it is being savaged on Steam and elsewhere by gamers incensed that they paid $20 for a product they really feel is unfit for launch.

What is going on on with the Europa Universalis IV Leviathan DLC?

The Leviathan DLC is a piece of premium content material that provides a lot of options to the bottom Europa Universalis IV sport. These embrace asking nations for favors, new colony specializations, and new regency choices, amongst different issues. Nevertheless, if participant studies are to be believed, the DLC is riddled with bugs and frequent crashes. Steam person crusher234 describes Leviathan as “an unbalanced, buggy mess” wherein the one redeeming high quality is the truth that “you do not have to endure by way of it as a result of it crashes so typically”. At current, the DLC is sitting on an Overwhelmingly Destructive Steam score, with solely 11% of 958 evaluations (at time of writing) providing optimistic scores. A few of these are joke evaluations, too, so it is doubtless that the approval score is even decrease than that.

Gamers are highlighting myriad issues within the new Europa Universalis IV Leviathan DLC.

Particular points gamers are pointing to incorporate damaged techniques (with specific reference to Monuments), buggy icons and textual content, and common crashes inflicting the sport to easily hold on sure dates. Some gamers are additionally mentioning that some artwork property seem like placeholder or work-in-progress items relatively than completed objects. One person, particularly, mentioned that the character fashions for indigenous Australians have been changed by “vanilla European unit fashions” (which a developer says a repair is coming for within the subsequent model, but it surely boggles the thoughts that it launched with such an issue). Whereas the trivialities of most of the points will not be acquainted to non-Europa Universalis gamers, it is clear the consensus right here is that the Leviathan DLC merely is not as much as scratch, with customers even going as far as to gather complete complete lists of bugs and different points in Leviathan.  

How is Paradox responding to the Europa Universalis IV Leviathan state of affairs?

Earlier immediately, Paradox issued a press release by way of its discussion board explaining that it is engaged on patches for Leviathan. Nevertheless, that put up and the accompanying thread now seem to have been deleted (the above hyperlink being an internet cached model of the assertion). It is attainable Paradox is engaged on a full response to the issue, so we might hear one thing from the studio within the subsequent couple of hours. It is price noting that the earlier Europa Universalis IV DLC, Emperor, additionally launched in a buggy and damaged state. Paradox did repair most of the points with Emperor, but it surely’s nonetheless sitting on a Blended Steam score, so the animosity hasn’t utterly dissipated, and it’s a drawback that the identical concern is going on a yr later of unready software program being launched.

Paradox did concern a patch that was supposed to deal with among the myriad points in Leviathan. Followers on the boards responded broadly positively to the patch, however many have been saying that it did not go far sufficient, with extra modifications wanted to carry the brand new Europa Universalis IV DLC as much as a suitable state. We do not know what Paradox has in retailer for the sport, however we’ll doubtless hear extra quickly. Within the meantime, we have reached out to Paradox for touch upon this case.

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