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News video games 22 April 2022, 11:01

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Stellaris: Overlord Release Date; Hyper Relays Are a Game Changer

We have learned the release date of Stellaris: Overlord. The expansion for the space strategy from Paradox Interactive will debut in early May and will introduce a new hyper relay technology.

Creators of Stellaris have revealed the official release date of the Overlord expansion. The DLC will launch on May 12, which is less than three weeks away. We also know how much Overlord will cost.

DLC trailer

Along with the exact release date a new trailer of Stellaris: Overlord has appeared online. The video lasts a little over two minutes, and you can watch it below.

Price of Stellaris: Overlord

The announcement on Steam also provided the DLC's price - it will be less than $20. It is worth noting that this is the price for the PC version. We'll have to wait a bit longer for the console edition, because the creators are still working on it.

Hyper relays are set to transform the gameplay

In the latest installment of Dev Diary, the creators decided to describe in detail the changes that will take place in the game with the addition of hyper relays.

To access them, players will need to learn the Hyperlane Breach Points technology and gain access to Rare Crystals. Once you unlock the Hyperlane Breach Points, they will start appearing more and more throughout the galaxy.

One hyper relay isn't going to introduce much to the game, but their chain is going to make a huge difference when it comes to navigating the galaxy. Having a network of relays will greatly increase the speed of movement, and the colonies under the player's control will be subject to various effects related to the created network.

Not only relays

If you are wondering what will be introduced by Stellaris: Overlord, in the aforementioned announcement Paradox Interactive did not fail to remind us about that as well. In the expansion we can expect:

  1. Developments to the vassalage and governance system, giving players more control over subordinate states;
  2. Five origins (Imperial Fiefdom, Teachers of the Veil, Leap into the Stars, Genesis of the Being, Parent Hive), which are also new plot threads;
  3. Three new space megastructures, as well as other previously unknown structures that will help players manage the empire;
  4. Three new enclaves that will give us access to the following skills: the Voyalist Enclave, the Scrapper Enclave, and the Mercenary Enclave.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the DLC is not a standalone title, so in order to gain access to the new options of building a cosmic empire, you must also own the basic version of Stellaris.

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