Europa Universalis IV‘s Leviathan DLC arrives tomorrow, and alongside it comes a major free update. The Majapahit Update, as Paradox has titled it, makes a host of changes to how the grand strategy game handles First Nations, Aboriginal, and indigenous tribes – and includes a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks.
At the top of the long list of patch notes accompanying the 1.31 patch is changes to American First Nations, for which you’ll need the Conquest of Paradise DLC. There are new rules for tribal nations: migratory tribes will use territory, moving on from one area to the next and acquiring development in the process. Migratory tribes will have a range of movement granted by tribal lands, and these will also “approximate a ‘claim’ system,” Paradox says.
Migratory tribes can opt to convert into nation states, which populates all their tribal lands, but requires them to first reform their governments in the case of “dozens of new American nations.” These new nations can form federations as they see fit, which opens up all kinds of new possibilities for the Americas in Europa Universalis IV.