Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date & everything included

Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date & everything included
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton

Published 

30th Mar 2023 16:00

The Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date has finally been revealed, giving console fans of the game a chance to try out the first major expansion soon. Crusader Kings 3 is a unique grand-strategy role-playing game where you take control of a dynasty and control various members throughout the Middle Ages. 

The entire game is built around making choices and living with the consequences, allowing you to rise to the rank of an Emperor, or live as a lowly Count paying tithes to your lord. Royal Court is an expansion that adds even more features and content to the game, so if you want to know the Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date, we've got you covered. 

Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date

The Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date is set for May 17, meaning Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 players will finally have the chance to try the first major expansion. 

Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console gameplay

Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console gameplay 1
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The Royal Court DLC added a lot of new features to the game and overhauled some other systems. 

One of the biggest additions of the expansion is the Royal Court itself. This is a personal throne room that characters can establish if they are at the King or Emperor rank, and in-game it exists as a fully realised 3D space where members of your court will gather. 

Here you can listen to the worries of your court members, vassals, and the people who live in your kingdom when holding a court session. You can also visit other courts in different kingdoms and empires to see what else is going on around the world. 

You can customise many aspects of the throne room, such as the court type, which adds different in-game bonuses depending on your choice, and the court language, which contributes to the grandeur of the court. 

Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console gameplay 2
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One of the other big aspects of the DLC is the relics. These are treasures like family heirlooms, ancient artefacts, or newly crafted works of art that can be shown off in your court, giving you bonuses. These range from swords and trinkets to thrones and crowns, letting you show off your wealth and family standing. 

On top of the above features, CK3 Royal Court also overhauled the culture system, adding new traditions to choose from, cultural pillars that dictate your heritage, and more. This system allows the culture of your region to develop over time more fluidly based on the choices you make, letting you move toward a more monolithic culture or a fractured collection of different peoples. 

That's all for our explainer of the Crusader Kings 3 Royal Court console release date, and now you know when you can play the expansion on your Xbox or PlayStation console. 

If you are playing a character from the Norse culture, check out how to raid in Crusader Kings 3 and steal some loot. 

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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