Crusader Kings 3 is a grand strategy role-playing game set in the Middle Ages where you play as any ruler across the world from the time periods of 867 and 1066, from Scandinavia down to Africa and from Britannia and Spain over to the far eastern coasts of Asia.
As a freshly crowned ruler of a smaller or larger realm, you - with the support of your council - are responsible for virtually all aspects of daily life: you take care of building up the military, waging wars, or defending yourself against raiders and attacks from your neighbors, as well as constructing new castles, temples, and cities. Or you expand existing castles, temples, and cities, and devote yourself to courtly affairs with other princes while ensuring a good atmosphere among your vassals, champions, and within your own family. Of course, you should also have an heir at hand, lest the game ends after the death of your current ruler.
Crusader Kings 3 is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in the game.
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Crusader Kings 3 Cheats, Tips, Strategy
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include why you should play through the Tutorial and why you need to manage your character's Stress.
Choosing a Ruler
There are several rulers to play as in each storyline, and they are all unique. Listed below are the characters.
Wrath of The Northmen (867 AD): - Ivar the Boneless (Duke of the Isles) - Bjorn Ironside (Duke of Uppland) - Halfdan Whiteshirt (Duke of York) - Sigurdr Snake-In-The-Eye (Duke of Sjaelland) - Earl Alfred (Count of Dorset)
The Great Adventurers (876 AD): - Rurik Rurikid (Duke of Novgorod) - Jarl Haesteinn (Count of Montaigu) - Daurama Daura (Countess of Daura) - Count Eudes (Count of Anjou) - Almos Arpad (King of Mogyer Confederation)
The Carolingians (867 AD): - Charles the Bald (King of France) - King Lothair II (King of Lotharingia) - Ludwig the German (King of East Francia) - Prince Karlmann (Duke of Bavaria) - King Louis II. (King of Italy)
The Fate of England (1066 AD): - King Malcolm of Scotland (King of Scotland) - King Svend of Denmark (King of Denmark) - William the Bastard (Duke of Normandy) - Harald Hardrade (King of Norway) - King Harold of England (King of England)
Rags to Riches (1066 AD): - Petty King Murchad (Duke of Munster) - Duke Vratislav (Duke of Bohemia) - Emir Yahya (Duke of Toledo) - Duchess Matilda (Duchess of Tuscany) - Duke Robert (Duke of Apulia)
Iberia in Pieces (1066 AD): - King Alfonso VI. (King of LeÃ³n) - King Sancho II (King of Castille) - King Garcia (King of Galicia) - King Antso IV (King of Navarra) - Infanta Urraca (Countess of Zamora)
Play as the Character
Each of the characters you can choose in Crusader Kings has a different personality and Lifestyles that determine their skillsets. Play as the character to get an understanding of how each Lifestyle affects your ruler and then use that knowledge to your advantage during the game.
Martial: Focuses on warfare and combat.
Intrigue: Focuses on schemes and manipulation.
Diplomacy: Focuses on building relationships between people and between realms.
Stewardship: Focuses on earning money, while Learning focuses on knowledge and religion.
Keep in mind that Stress will increase if you do anything against the principles of the ruler you selected.
Play Through the Tutorial
Crusader Kings 3 is a complicated game which you will find almost impossible to get into without tutorials. Resist the temptation of jumping straight into the game and instead take the time to play through the tutorial to fully understand the mechanics of the game.
Don't Skip Tooltips
Tooltips in Crusader Kings 3 lay out crucial information pertaining to the mechanic in question. Don't skip the tooltips, especially if you are confused as they will simplify things to help you understand the intricacies that are involved.
Secure the Capital First
Make securing the capital your first priority in Dynasty Warriors 3 as only the lands that your ruler directly manages count in inheritance. This means you need to invest your resources in building cities, temples, and other relevant infrastructure to improve the status of your capital. Once your capital is secure you can then focus on other areas, providing you can secure ownership of these areas.
Expand your Realm to Accommodate Needs
If your ruler has several children you need to consider attaining a higher title with multiple lower titles so that you are able to 'share' the titles evenly among your heirs. When you do this you will also need to expand your realm to accommodate each heirs needs.