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This article has been verified for the current PC version (3.0) of the game.

Events occur throughout the course of play. There are a whole range of events in the game, which can result in positive, negative and mixed outcomes for a player's empire. They take the form of a pop-up notification on the player's screen, which may present a player with a choice, or may simply inform the player of the consequences and require they acknowledge the event has occurred.

Event pages[edit]

The following is a list of all events files as found in the /Stellaris/events/ folder.

DLC events[edit]

DLC Events
Leviathans.png Leviathans
Utopia.png Utopia
Synthetic Dawn.png Synthetic Dawn
Apocalypse.png Apocalypse
Distant Stars.png Distant Stars
MegaCorp.png MegaCorp
Ancient Relics.png Ancient Relics
  • Ancient relic events 1
  • Ancient relic events 2
  • Ancient relic events 3
  • Ancient relic events 4
  • Ancient relic events 5
  • Ancient relic events 6
  • Ancient relic events 7
  • Ancient relic random site events
Federations Federations
Nemesis.png Nemesis
  • Nemesis crisis endgame
  • Nemesis crisis events
  • Nemesis custodian events
  • Nemesis galactic emperor events
  • Nemesis espionage events
  • Nemesis operations events
  • Nemesis operations events 2
  • Nemesis operations events 3

Special projects[edit]

Special projects are quest-like events. They are usually spawned by anomalies, but can also be triggered by certain events. Most projects requires sending a science ship with a skilled scientist in order to begin analysis.

The following is a list of all special projects files as found in the /Stellaris/common/special_projects/ folder.

  • Special projects 1
  • Special projects 2
  • Special projects 3
  • Special projects 4
  • Special projects 5
  • Ancient Relics projects
  • Ancient Relics Miranda projects
  • Apocalypse Special Projects
  • Distant Stars projects
  • Federations projects
  • Guardian Special Projects
  • Horizon Signal Special Projects
  • Leviathans projects
  • Megacorp projects
  • Utopia Special Projects

Technical event pages[edit]

The following is a list of all events files found in the /Stellaris/events/ folder that are not meant to be seen by the player in-game and define some game functionality.

  • Achievement events (triggers for some of the achievements)
  • Advisor events (tutorials)
  • An4 events (handles the movement of space creatures)
  • Anomaly events AI (gives the AI resources instead of event chains when investigating anomalies)
  • Crisis trigger events (defines the crisis triggers)
  • Observer events (sends a notification to multiplayer observers whenever something major happens)
  • Pretender events (creates a new ruler for imperial authorities if the current one dies without an heir)
  • Origin events 3 (adds modifiers if Tree of Life is missing)
  • Test events (file used by developers for testing)
  • Utopia on action events (functionality for certain Utopia mechanics)
  • Megacorp events (handles the Consecrate World decision and removes decision modifiers if a planet is conquered)
  • Ancient relics site spawn event (determines the chance for an archaeology site to be discovered on survey and ensures anomalies can't appear on the same celestial body)
  • Necroids events (functionality for Necrophage mechanics)
  • Nemesis Crisis Menace Objective events (grants Menace)
  • Game start has a large number of effects that trigger before the first loading screen ends:
    • Adds the Commonwealth of Man preset empire if United Nations of Earth is present
    • Starts the countdown for the Nomad fleet to appear
    • Spawns the empires starting fleets, stations and resources
    • Gives benefits to advanced empires
    • Gives Fallen Empire species their unique traits
    • Adds civic-granted technologies
    • Creates wormholes
    • Creates nebulae
    • Creates the Shroud
    • Creates the Corrupted Avatar system
    • Determines what kind of awakening will the Ancient Caretakers have if the Contingency activates
    • Makes Marauders neutral towards Enclaves
    • Makes space creatures neutral towards Fallen Empires
    • Sets up certain origins
  • Failures (mechanic removed from game in patch 2.1)


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