Galactic Paragons

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Release date / Patch
2023-05-09 / 3.8

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Galactic Paragons is the 7th expansion for Stellaris. It was announced on 2023-04-25[1] and was released on 2023-05-09 alongside patch 3.8.

DLC features[edit | edit source]

The galactic council is vast and full of personality! Add Galactic Paragons to your empires and experience a new level of character and story as great leaders rise to positions of power and follow your lead to the stars. With exclusive additions to the all-new Council mechanic, leaders who you can shape to amplify the vision for your empire, new civics, and much more, Galactic Paragons will shape the future in ways the galaxy has never seen before.

Event trigger.png New Council Mechanics
  • Assign leaders to vital positions and set agendas to steer your empire as you see fit. In Galactic Paragons, find dozens of unique council roles based on your civics and government types, and unlock additional positions as your empire evolves!
Event trigger.png New Dynamic Leaders
  • Recruit, improve, and follow the leaders of your empire through the ages! You may shape them by picking their traits, selecting their veteran class, and guide them towards their destiny, up until they retire - or perish!
Event trigger.png Meet Galactic Heroes
  • Attract paragons of renown to your council: unique leaders with their own art, events, and stories may join your empire and bring their own benefits to your government. Or, discover four Legendary Paragons with intricate event chains and unique mechanics!
Event trigger.png New Traditions, Civics, and More
  • A new “Under One Rule” Origin that tells the tale of the leader who founded your empire
  • Eight new Civics focused on leadership, from immortalizing the personalities of leaders past in digital archives to heavily optimized council selection via corporate charter
  • 12 new Veteran Classes
  • Hundreds of new Leader Traits
  • Two new Tradition Trees, giving players new edicts and improved leaders
  • New ships, art, and story content

Videos[edit | edit source]

Cinematic trailers[edit | edit source]

Galactic Paragons: Announcement Trailer. The galactic council is vast and full of personality.

Video diaries[edit | edit source]

Galactic Paragons - Leaders, The Council and Agendas. Find out more about Leaders, The Council and Agendas with the Devs from PDS Arctic!.
Stellaris 3.8 "Gemini": Free Features Video. Want to know more about the free features coming in the 3.8 "Gemini" update? Community Manager Mordred Viking has you covered!.

Dev diaries[edit | edit source]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Galactic Paragons expansion and patch 3.8 (aka Gemini).

Patch 3.8 (Gemini)
No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Introducing Coop Two cooperative gameplay modes 2023-04-06
2 3.8 ‘Gemini’ Coop Open Beta Release Notes Announcement and preliminary patch notes for 3.8 open beta 2023-04-13
3 Armies, Sectors, Messages, and More Overview of changes to army building, orbital bombardment, and fleet manager; introduction of new science ship automation options, new capital designations, sector editor, side menu reordering, and new toast notifications and message settings 2023-04-20
4 Announcing Galactic Paragons Announcement of Galactic Paragons expansion 2023-04-25
5 Leaders, The Council, and Agendas Overview of the council, council agendas, and changes to leaders, with new traits and veteran classes 2023-04-27
6 Renowned and Legendary Paragons Overview of the two paragon types – unique, scripted leaders, each with special content 2023-05-02
7 Civics, Origins, and Traditions Overview of new civics, origin, and traditions coming in Galactic Paragons 2023-05-04
8 Happy Anniversary! 3.8 "Gemini" and Galactic Paragons Release Notes Patch notes for 3.8 and Galactic Paragons, review of the last year of Stellaris 2023-05-09
9 Galactic Paragons is out, what's next? Preview of next 3.8.X patch 2023-05-16
10 Leaders and 3.8.3 Balance Changes 3.8.3 patch notes; changes to leaders, level caps, and balance​; prioritization of bugs and balance​; script improvements for councilors​; a solution to the Out of Syncs​ issue 2023-05-25

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