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Crusader Kings III: Royal Court

CK3: Royal Court

The first big add-on for Crusader Kings III, a strategy game. In Crusader Kings III: The Royal Court, the Paradox Development Studio team introduces throne room representation, a grandeur system, and the ability to create unique cultures.

This is Crusader Kings III expansion pack.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | the middle ages | sandbox | war strategy | historical

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The Royal Court is the first big expansion for the strategy game Crusader Kings III, released in September 2020. The add-on was developed by the creators of the original, the Paradox Development Studio team, and its release was handled by Paradox Interactive.


The first novelty introduced in Crusader Kings III: The Royal Court is the throne room. It is a visual representation of our royal majesty and our workplace. This is where we receive vassals and members of our court, as well as messengers from other kingdoms. It is also where we settle disputes, where we pass judgement on trivial matters as well as those that affect our entire kingdom. As a result, the throne room has to look its best. In order to improve its appearance, we can decorate it with various ornaments, or rely on the work of various artists who will be happy to share their works with us.

There is also a new system called grandeur in The Royal Court add-on. In order to improve the quality of life of our court, as well as to impress our rivals and potential allies, we can hire food tasters, antiquarians, animators and other specialists who will take care of our appearance and reputation. Besides, nothing stands in the way of paying for a teacher who will teach us new languages, which will reduce the punishment granted in contacts with representatives of different cultures.

And since we're talking about cultures - while working on the described add-on, the developers also worked on this system and improved it significantly. The add-on allows us, among other things, to create unique cultures that are a chunks of existing ones, as well as to create hybrid cultures, containing elements of several different cultures. Along with the described DLC a free update has debuted, which among other things introduced a new interface of cultures.

Technical aspects

The Royal Court is not a stand-alone expansion and therefore requires the base version of Crusader Kings III to run.

Last updated on 31 March 2023

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

User score: 3,6 / 10 based on 112 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 5.8 / 10 based on 56 votes.

PEGI rating Crusader Kings III: Royal Court

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Crusader Kings III: Royal Court System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows 8.1/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1650 / Radeon R9 390X or better
  • 8 GB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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