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This article is for the PC version of Stellaris only.
Stellaris' DLC section in the launcher.
Downloadable content (DLC) is content built by Paradox Development Studio (PDS) as an extension or add-on to Stellaris. They are modular in nature, which means that a player can choose to play with or without a given DLC by checking them out at the launch menu. An expansion DLC is normally accompanied by a free patch that gives players most of the new content as not to hinder the playability of the game. As such, most DLCs are seen as optional content for players who wish to have a better gaming experience in exchange for some monetary support.
Multiplayer games also benefit from this compatibility, that is to say, if the host has a gameplay DLC (expansions and flavor packs) the player does not, the game acts as if the player has it.
The base game is required for any and all DLC relating to the game. While cosmetic/music DLCs can be used with any game version, content DLCs can't be used prior to the version they were released with.
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Deep & Varied Exploration.
Enormous procedural galaxies, containing thousands of planets.
Explore Anomalies with your heroic Scientist leaders.
Infinitely varied races through customization and procedural generation.
Advanced Diplomacy system worthy of a Grand Strategy Game.
Ship Designer based on a vast array of technologies.
These editions include (mostly) DLC which do not impact the game in any way whatsoever. They consist of e-books, game soundtrack and some forum bonuses (along with one species portrait).
Nova Edition Pack
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Arachnoid Portrait Pack: Adds an Arachnoid species portrait.
Digital Original Soundtrack: Composed by Andreas Waldetoft, performed by Brandenburg State Orchestra with vocals by Mia Stegmar. Includes bonus tracks and alternate versions of in-game tracks (available in MP3 and lossless FLAC).
Battle For Supremacy (Bonus Track) (4:00)
Distant Nebula (feat. Mia Stegmar) (7:56)
Faster Than Light (feat. Mia Stegmar) (6:40)
Infinite Being (Alternative Version) (7:32)
To the Ends of the Galaxy (Alternative Version) (6:12)
Digital Collector's Book: This 130-page book on Stellaris' aesthetic design includes a collection of game art unavailable anywhere else. Learn of the thoughts and research that drove these designs, the problems encountered along the way, and the ways they were finally brought to life.
Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers: Written by Steven Savile; An original novel based on the science-fiction setting of Paradox's Stellaris.
When the Commonwealth of Man receives proof that they are not alone in the universe, humanity is divided: should our species seek salvation in potential friends among the stars, or prepare for an inevitable war? What discoveries await the colony ship as they journey into the unknown to find the source of a mysterious alien signal?
Nova Edition Pack: Also includes Arachnoid portrait pack and Digital OST.