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This article is timeless and should be accurate for any version of the game.
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Nemesis.png Nemesis
Federations.png Federations
Ancient Relics.png Ancient Relics
MegaCorp.png MegaCorp
Distant Stars.png Distant Stars
Apocalypse.png Apocalypse
Synthetic Dawn.png Synthetic Dawn
Utopia.png Utopia
Leviathans.png Leviathans
Stellaris.png Base version

Patches and hotfixes are free updates for Stellaris, though they are different in purpose:

  • Patches fix bugs and/or implement balance tweaks. They are sometimes released alongside a new, major DLC. When this occurs, a portion of the DLC's features are usually shipped as part of the coinciding free patch, thus made available to anyone who has the base game. Patches are named by Paradox after various sci-fi writers.
  • Hotfixes are very small updates to the game that usually fix only a few bugs and may contain a few changes to the gameplay as well. Hotfixes are commonly released shortly after major patches to fix any unforeseen bugs that came with the previous update, or independently to fix newly discovered bugs or exploits.
  • Note that newer DLCs cannot be activated if you are playing on an older patch version. This is also applicable to mods, which have various levels of compatibility with new patches.

Version history

Version Date of release Checksum Notes
2.0.3 2018-04-19 6da2 Hotfix (reverted[1])
2.0.2 2018-03-29 5e2f Hotfix
2.0.1 2018-02-27 fb8b Hotfix
2.0 2018-02-22 daf0 Cherryh: 9th major patch
1.9.1 2017-12-14 83d2 Hotfix
1.9 2017-12-07 a2c2 Boulle: 8th major patch
1.8.3 2017-10-25 b3cd Hotfix
1.8.2 2017-10-11 135b Hotfix
1.8 2017-09-21 3943 Čapek: 7th major patch. Released alongside Synthetic Dawn.
1.6.2 2017-06-16 d7ec Hotfix
1.6.1 2017-05-16 b38e Hotfix
1.6 2017-05-09 7a87 Adams: 6th major patch.
1.5.1 2017-04-12 8818 Hotfix
1.5 2017-04-06 d050 Banks: 5th major patch. Released alongside Utopia.
1.4.1 2016-12-09 1759 Hotfix
1.4 2016-12-05 54ed Kennedy: 4th major patch.
1.3.2 2016-11-10 2620 Hotfix
1.3.1 2016-10-27 f100 Hotfix
1.3 2016-10-20 56ad Heinlein: 3rd major patch. Released alongside Leviathans.
1.2.5 2016-08-16 328a Hotfix
1.2.4 2016-08-09 b6dc Hotfix
1.2.3 2016-08-04 deca Hotfix
1.2.2 2016-07-14 fb85 Hotfix (Beta)
1.2.1 2016-06-30 20fe Hotfix
1.2 2016-06-27 2352 Asimov: 2nd major patch.
1.1 2016-06-01 ed47 Clarke: 1st major patch.
1.0.3 2016-05-18 48f6 Hotfix
1.0.2 2016-05-12 fc5e Hotfix
1.0.1 2016-05-11 4d15 Hotfix
1.0 2016-05-09 9b5a Release version