Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens: Release date, gameplay features, price & platforms

Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens: Release date, gameplay features, price & platforms
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Tarran Stockton

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15th Jun 2023 16:24

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We've finally got more information on Crusader Kings 3 Ward & Wardens, meaning we now know the release date, gameplay features, price, and available platforms.

Crusader Kings 3 has remained fresh with various expansions and DLC drops, ranging from big overhauls like Tours & Tournaments, to smaller flavour packs like Northern Lords. The latest DLC is set to be an event pack called Wards & Wardens, so check out everything we know about it, and what it adds to the game.

When is the Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens release date?

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The Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens release date is confirmed to be August 22, 2023

This means players will still need to wait roughly 2 months as of writing this before getting their hands on the DLC.

What are the Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens gameplay features?

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As an event pack, Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens doesn't change a whole lot about the game, adding a few new features, while adding flavour to existing ones.

The main gameplay features in Wards & Wardens are:

  • Childhood education events
  • Visiting universities for adult characters
  • More childhood personality events
  • Hostage events for foreign children placed at your court
  • Child-rearing events with courtiers, including a new court position, the Wet-Nurse
  • Child regency events for the training and usurping of rulers who have not reached adulthood
  • Four new music tracks

Alongside the DLC, there is also a free update with some small additions:

  • A new hostage system
  • Eccentric character trait
  • New event art and new animations

What is the Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens price?

Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens will cost £4.29/$4.99/€4.99.

Is Crusader Kings 3 Wards & Wardens PC exclusive?

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Wards & Wardens will only release for PC on August 22. It will likely come to the console edition of CK3 sometime in the future, but that version is very far behind the PC version currently, so expect to wait at least a year. 

That's our breakdown of the Crusader Kings 3 Ward & Wardens DLC, and now you know the release date, gameplay features, price, and platforms.

If you play other Paradox games, look at our explainer of the Victoria 3 Voice of the People immersion pack.

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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