Europa Universalis IV patch includes free 'Women in History' DLC

Today is International Women's Day and the celebration of women's achievements throughout the ages is extending into video games with a new piece of free DLC from Europa Universalis IV.


Today is International Women's Day. Observed since the early 1900s, today is meant to observe the great achievements and improvements made in the name of gender equality. This celebration is also extending into the world of video games, with the empire builder Europa Universalis IV offering a free update to celebrate great women throughout history.

The Women in History DLC will offer 100 events based around historically significant women. Support and portraits for female advisors will also become available.

"It's no surprise that the role of women in history isn't as well known as that of men," Paradox's Thomas Johansson said in the initial announcement post. "Europa Universalis, admittedly, hasn't done a lot to foreground their contributions. We thought that International Women's Day was the best time to do a little bit to help balance the scales and introduce our audience to some very interesting people."

The DLC is releasing alongside the latest Europa Universalis IV patch, which includes some bug fixes, balance tweaks, and some new options. The full patch notes can be found on the Europa Universalis forums. It's all available now, so look for an automatic update upon launching the game.

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