Jade Dragon

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Jade Dragon
Jade Dragon banner.jpg

Release date / Patch
TBA / 2.8

Store: Expansion
Paradox / Steam
Jade Dragon expansion showcased in Gamescom 2017 by Henrik Fåhraeus and Anders "cKnoor" Carlsson.

Jade Dragon will be the 12th major expansion for Crusader Kings II. It was announced on 2017-08-24[1].

DLC features[edit]

  • The Imperial Majesty Request: A new “China Screen” lays out the status and desires of the Emperor of China, letting you keep tabs on what he wants and how to earn his grace
  • Kow-tow For Now: Submit to the Empire as a tributary, always keeping an eye on the waning power of the Emperor, so you can time your escape to freedom
  • Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere: Disgruntled princes or curious adventurers may leave China to seek their own fortune to the west.
  • Booty and the East: Collect wondrous new Chinese artifacts for your characters, and explore a new Silk Road system that adjusts returns based on China’s stability.
  • Rally Points: Instruct your levies to automatically gather up exactly where you want them.
  • Dictionary of Chinese Characters: New Chinese and Tibetan portraits and Chinese units bring the empire to life
  • Eight New Casus Bellis: You can never have enough

Patch features[edit]

  • The map now features also the Tibetan region as interactable.
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Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about Jade Dragon expansion and patch 2.8.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 A Reason for War New CB's being added 2017-05-08
2 The Roof of the World Expanding the eastern edge of the map with new provinces, cultures, religions and title history for the entire region. 2017-05-15
3 Rhythm is a Lancer Siege Assault game rule, and an "unjustified war" 2017-05-22
4 Time to pay Tribute Changes to the Tributary system 2017-05-29
5 Religious Tweaks Minor, but flavorful, changes and fixes to Manichean, Khurmazta, Nestorian and India's Holy Orders 2017-06-12
6 Nurture vs Nuisance A new "honorary title" called Teacher (for those pesky kids) and plans for an open beta over the summer vacation 2017-06-19
7 Meet the Team Magne "Meneth" Skjæran goes over the current team line-up and expands on their roles 2017-07-03
8 A Bug's Life Magne "Meneth" Skjæran talks about the process of bug fixing, from discovery to release 2017-07-10
9 Modding and a bit of optimization Magne Skjæran highlights some of the modding and optimization improvements to arrive in 2.8 2017-07-17
10 Publishing CK2 Gustav "Gruffa" Groth, CK2's product manager, on publisher's role in development of new game content. 2017-07-24
11 Rally up Incoming rally points in patch 2.8 2017-07-31
12 The Dragon Throne China is added as a political entity in patch 2.8 2017-08-07
13 News from China The various statuses of China and how its policies can affect its more western neighbors 2017-08-14
14 In the Emperor's Good Graces China's diplomatic range and ways to stay within the emperor's grace 2017-08-21
15 The Dragon's Claw China and their various interests on our side of the map 2017-08-28
16 Along the Silk Road Improvement and overhaul of the Silk Road incoming to owners of Jade Dragon / Horse Lords 2017-09-04
17 Quality of Life Quality of Life improvements in free update 2017-09-11
18 Revisiting the Middle East Emil "Servancour" Tisander revisits the Middle East and brings it a much needed overhaul in the 2.8 patch 2017-09-18

External links[edit]


  1. Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon Announced
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