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Over 40 Million Children Were Born in Crusader Kings III

Plus Patch 1.1 highlights

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Paradox Interactive shared a whole bunch of statistics about Crusader Kings III since it launched, and some of them are quite interesting.

Sure, we have some straightforward statistics such as hours played. For example, 25 million hours have been spent in the game which equates to more than 2800 years in-game. That’s quite a lot. Here are some other interesting stats:

  • 40,591,268 children born
  • 18,212,157 successful murder schemes executed
  • 4,364,279 betrothals
  • 1,543,790 prisoners cannibalized
  • Including at least one Pope...
  • 1,451,427 holy wars started
  • 716,369 stress breaks
  • 370,305 pets petted
  • 141,597 universities founded
  • 122,364 escapes from prison
  • 29,454 Roman Empires restored

Alongside these stats, the accompanying press release shared some information surrounding Patch 1.1 which will introduce several updates and fixes. Some of these tweaks you might find interesting include:

  • A host of bug fixes, including changes to character interactions and succession rules.
  • Corrections to the historical setup in many regions.
  • Key balance changes to many parts of the game, including succession rules, nation formation, and military management.
  • User interface tweaks including new siege views, a bookmark screen, and a general makeover.
  • Tougher Mongol invasions.
  • Improved AI decision making.
  • New abilities for modders.

Full patch notes can be found here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.