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Release date / Patch
2016-10-20 / 1.3

Store: Story Pack
Stellaris: Leviathans story pack feature breakdown by Stellaris' game director Martin "Wiz" Anward.

Leviathans.png Leviathans is the first story pack for Stellaris. It was announced on 2016-09-15[1]. It was released on 2016-10-20[2] along with Patch 1.3.

Expansion features[edit]

  • Guardians: Powerful space entities with mysterious origins and motives. Fight or investigate them to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
  • Enclaves: Independent outposts of traders and artists who are willing to make a deal. Exchange resources, purchase information about the galaxy, or commission a great work of art for your empire.
  • War in Heaven: Where will your fledgling empire lie if two ancient Fallen Empires decide to renew old grievances in a War in Heaven? Will you err on the side of caution and take a side with the stronger power, or will you strike at both whilst they are occupied with their own titanic struggle?
  • New art and music to add greater variety and listening pleasures to your game experience.

Free features[edit]

  • A convenient Auto-Explore feature.
  • Rally points for your freshly-assembled Navy
  • The Expansion Planner Interface.
  • An overhaul of Strategic Resources.
  • Clearer specialization/role for ship types.
  • More options for customizing new galaxies.
  • New smarter Sector Governors.

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Leviathans story pack, patch 1.3 (aka Heinlein) and patch 1.4 (aka Kennedy).

Patch 1.3 (Heinlein)
No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Back in Action Focusing on addressing community feedback in Heinlein 2016-08-01
2 Heinlein Patch (part 1) Auto-explore, rally points, expansion planner, strategic resource rework 2016-08-08
3 Heinlein Patch (part 2) Ship roles and weapon re-balance 2016-08-15
4 Heinlein Patch (part 3) Changes to planet habitability and federations/alliances, sector improvements and more galaxy setup options 2016-08-22
5 The Fallen Changes to Fallen Empires in Heinlein, and also "The War in Heaven" events 2016-08-29
6 Space Creature Rework Grounding space creatures to a regional 'nexus' and expansion of space piracy 2016-09-06
7 Ship Balance More details on ship roles and weapon re-balance 2016-09-12
8 Enclaves Enclaves coming in Stellaris: Leviathans 2016-09-19
9 The Guardians The Guardians are the headline feature of Stellaris: Leviathans 2016-09-29
10 Roar! And Boom! A look at the sound and music of Leviathans 2016-10-06
11 Graphics & Portraits New graphics and portraits coming in Heinlein and Leviathans 2016-10-13
Patch 1.4 (Kennedy)
No. Title and Link Description Date
12 The Journey Ahead Current status and general plan for the future 2016-10-27
13 Extradimensionals and Precursors Kennedy update news - precursors and extradimensionals 2016-11-03
14 New Achievements Kennedy hails with 32 new achievements 2016-11-10