Crusader Kings 3 (opens in new tab)‘s latest update is a doozy, a fat list of upgrades, fixes, and AI tweaks that diversify the medieval goings-on significantly. The 1.8 “Robe” update is free to everyone who owns the game, and spices up the system around reforming religions with some new visuals, then adds a bunch of new symbols for custom faiths.
As always, however, just reading Crusader Kings patch notes (opens in new tab) is hysterical. “Disinheriting is now free for children with a disputed heritage or known bastard,” says the top-billing note under Game Balance. Because of course it should be, I guess. “Literalism is legal for all faiths to adopt,” says another. Good to know.
Perhaps my favorite, however, is that the AI will now marry young men to old women less often. Sorry, cougars of the middle ages, “the weight of alliances and the impact of age has been rebalanced.”