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[[File:UI launcher.png|right|thumb|400px|Stellaris' DLC tab 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,<ref>Forum, [ "A new patching and expansion policy for Paradox Development Studio"], 2011-09-26</ref> 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 [[Patches|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.
== Base game editions ==
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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! width="2090%" | Titleand Quick description! width="101%" | Release DateD ! class|- id="unsortableStellaris" width| data-sort-value=60% "Stellaris" | Quick Description! class<div style="unsortablefloat: left; margin-right: 20px;" width>{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= _Huuacl6oqI| alignment=10% left| Linksdimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Stellaris.jpg|330px|-link=Stellaris]]{{plainlist| * {{icon|ste}} '''Stellaris'''* {{Store| pdx|stellaris/STST01G-MASTER.html}}* {{Store|steam|app/281990}} }}</div><div>Released on 2016-05-09 May 2016.|----* Deep & varied explorationCustomize your Empire!: The characters you choose, be it a murderous mushroom society or an engineering reptile race, can be customized with traits like ethics, type of technology, type of habitat, philosophies and more. The direction of the game is based on your choices.* Enormous procedural galaxies, containing : Grow and expand your empire with thousands of planetsrandomly generated planet types, galaxies, quests and monsters lurking in space.* Explore Deep and varied exploration: Every game begins with a civilization that has just discovered the means to travel between stars and is ready to explore the galaxy. Have your science ships survey and explore anomalies , leading you into a myriad of quests, introducing strange worlds with even stranger stories and discoveries that may completely change your heroic scientist leadersoutcome.* Infinitely varied races through Infinite variation of species and advanced diplomacy: Through customization and procedural generation, you will encounter infinitely varied races.* Advanced Choose positive or negative traits, specific ideologies, limitations, evolutions or anything you can imagine. Interact with others through the advanced diplomacy system worthy of . Diplomacy is key in a proper grand strategy gameadventure. Adjust your strategy to your situation through negotiation and skill.* Ship Interstellar warfare: An eternal cycle of war, diplomacy, suspicions and alliances await you. Defend or attack with fully customizable war fleets, where adaptation is the key to victory. Choose from an array of complex technologies when designing and customizing your ships with the complex ship designer based on . You have a vast array multitude of technologiescapabilities to choose from to meet the unknown quests that await.* Stunning space visuals: With characteristically complex unique planets and celestial bodies, you will enter a whirlwind of spectacles in a highly detailed universe.</div>| data-sort-value="2016-05-09" | |- id="Stellaris Galaxy Edition"| data-sort-value="Stellaris Galaxy Edition" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">[[File:Banner Stellaris Galaxy Edition Upgrade Pack.jpg|330px|link=|Stellaris: Galaxy Edition]]{{plainlist|* '''Stellaris: Galaxy Edition'''* {{Store|pdx|stellaris/STST01G-MASTER.html}} / * {{Store|steam|app/281990616191}} }}|</div><div>Released on 2016-05-| '''Stellaris (Nova Edition)'''| 09 May 2016.|----
* Stellaris (base game)
* Complete Soundtrack
* Arachnoid Portrait Pack
| {{Store|pdx|stellaris/STST01G-MASTER.html}} / {{Store|steam|app/616190}}
| '''Stellaris (Galaxy Edition)'''
| 09 May 2016
* Stellaris (Nova Edition)
* Digital Collector's Book (e-book)
* Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers (e-book)
</div>| data-sort-value="2016-05-09" | |- id="Stellaris Ascension Pack"| data-sort-value="Stellaris Ascension Pack" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">[[File:Banner Stellaris Ascension bundle.jpg|330px|link=|Stellaris: Ascension Pack]]{{plainlist| * '''Stellaris: Ascension Pack'''* {{Store|pdxsteam|stellarisbundle/STST01G-MASTER.html6186}} }} </ div><div>Includes the following expansions and cosmetic packs: {{MultiColumn|{{Plainlist|* {{icon|lev}} '''Leviathans'''* {{icon|utp}} '''Utopia'''* {{icon|snd}} '''Synthetic Dawn'''* {{Storeicon|steamapc}} '''Apocalypse'''* Plantoids Species Pack* Humanoids Species Pack}}|app/6161914}}</div>| data-sort-value="2016-05-09" |
== Expansions ==
{{anchor|Story packs}}
'''Expansions''' (and story packs) change the game considerably; introducing new and improved gameplay mechanics as well as many kinds of flavor and various balance tweaks (included in the accompanying free patch).
'''Note:''' For more detailed information on a particular expansion specific title click on its banner or icon.
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! width="2090%" | Titleand Quick description! width="101%" | Release DateD! class="unsortable" width=60% | Quick Description! class="unsortable" width=10% | Links
|- id="Leviathans"
| data-sort-value="Leviathans" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= BsYjZxX8Xac| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Leviathans.jpg|330px|link=Leviathans]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|lev}} '''Leviathans''' (Story Pack)* {{Store| 20 Oct 2016pdx|stellaris-leviathans-story-pack/STST01DSK0000006.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/518910}} }}</div><div>Released on 15 Sep 2016-10-20.
* Guardians: Fight or investigate mysterious powerful space entities to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
* Adds new events, encounters and 20+ minutes of new music.
* Cuties Portraits Pack: Adds 5 additional species portraits: Gecko, Butterfly, Starfish, Snailien, and Prettyshroom.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-leviathansvalue="2016-story10-pack/STST01DSK0000006.html}} / {{Store|steam20" |app/518910}} 
|- id="Utopia"
| data-sort-value="Utopia" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= iqGrB0HX6Ok| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Utopia.jpg|330px|link=Utopia]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|utp}} '''Utopia''' (Major Expansion)* {{Store| 06 Apr 2017pdx|stellaris-utopia/STST01ESK0000001.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/553280}} }}</div><div>Released on 02 Feb 2017-04-06.
* Megastructures: Build wondrous structures in your systems including Dyson Spheres and ringworlds, bringing both prestige and major advantages.
* Advanced Slavery: Maximize the benefits of slavery by choosing specific roles for enthralled species -- as Domestic Servants, Battle Thralls, or Livestock.
* Advanced Governments: Adopt unique civics and authorities for your government. Play as a Fanatic Purifier and shun all diplomacy, become a Hive Mind to avoid political strife or create a multi-species empire born of Syncretic Evolution.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-value="2017-04-utopia/STST01ESK0000001.html}} / {{Store06" |steam|app/553280}} 
|- id="Synthetic Dawn"
| data-sort-value="Synthetic Dawn" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= Jg-hcUcOIi8| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Synthetic Dawn.jpg|330px|link=Synthetic Dawn]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|snd}} '''Synthetic Dawn''' (Story Pack)* {{Store| 21 Sep 2017pdx|stellaris-synthetic-dawn/STST01DSK0000008.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/642750}} }}</div><div>Released on 03 Aug 2017-09-21.
* You, Robot: Play Stellaris as a customized robotic civilization, complete with a series of robotic portraits for science robots, worker robots, and more.
* Digital enhancements: New synthetic race portraits and expanded voice packs for VIR.
* New music: Featuring three new tracks from composer ''Andreas Waldetoft'' expressing the high-tech theme of the story pack.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-value="2017-synthetic09-dawn/STST01DSK0000008.html}} / {{Store|steam21" |app/642750}} 
|- id="Apocalypse"
| data-sort-value="Apocalypse" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= nk5VWUNpbD8| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Apocalypse.jpg|330px|link=Apocalypse]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|apc}} '''Apocalypse''' (Major Expansion)* {{Store| 22 Feb 2018pdx|stellaris-apocalypse/STST01ESK0000013.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/716670}} }}</div><div>Released on 11 Jan 2018-02-22.
* Planet Destroyers: Keep the local systems in line with fear of the new "Colossus" planet-killer weapon – a technological terror that eliminates entire worlds from the universe.
* Some non-violent Features: New Ascension Perks and Civics are added in the expansion providing new ways to further customize your inter-stellar empire.
* Sounds of Destruction: Three new musical pieces from composer ''Andreas Waldetoft'' for a pleasurable planet-shattering expedition.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-value="2018-02-apocalypse/STST01ESK0000013.html}} / {{Store22" |steam|app/716670}} 
|- id="Distant Stars"
| data-sort-value="Distant Stars" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= _jcrKkNJ5do| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Distant Stars.jpg|330px|link=Distant Stars]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|dst}} '''Distant Stars''' (Story Pack)* {{Store| 22 May 2018pdx|stellaris-distant-stars/STST01DSK0000020-MASTER.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/844810}} }}</div><div>Released on 23 Apr 2018-05-22.
* Behind Closed Doors: Discover hidden traces of an ancient gateway network unlocking a sealed path to a constellation outside our own galaxy.
* Brave New Worlds: Plot unexplored unique solar systems, each with their own story to tell. Gain technology, resources, and valuable worlds to colonize.
* There's Always a Bigger Fish: Meet a number of unique gargantuan creatures in the vacuum of space. But approach with caution, because whether gentle or something more sinister, that is yet to be discovered.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-distantvalue="2018-stars/STST01DSK000002005-MASTER.html}} / {{Store|steam22" |app/844810}} 
|- id="MegaCorp"
| data-sort-value="MegaCorp" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= 7p0HXI63Ll0| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner MegaCorp.jpg|330px|link=MegaCorp]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|mgc}} '''MegaCorp''' (Major Expansion)* {{Store| 06 Dec 2018pdx|stellaris-megacorp/STST01ESK0000047.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/944290}} }}</div><div>Released on 24 Oct 2018-12-06.
* Corporate Culture: CEOs of a MegaCorp can conduct business on a galaxy-wide scale with a host of new civics. By building Branch Offices on planets within empires they have trade agreements with, the MegaCorp can add a portion of the planet's Trade Value to their own network. Using the new Corporate Authority, construct an economic powerhouse and dominate galactic trade.
* Galactic Slave Market: Buy and sell pops on an industrial scale, set them free or keep them as livestock.
* New Ascension perks: Keep a economy competitive in a cutthroat galaxy with additional Ascension perks!
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-sort-value="2018-12-megacorp/STST01ESK0000047.html}} / {{Store06" |steam|app/944290}} 
|- id="Ancient Relics"
| data-sort-value="Ancient Relics" | <div style="float: left; margin-right: 20px;">{{#evt:| service= youtube| id= slyHQoGde68| alignment= left| dimensions= 330}}[[File:Banner Ancient Relics.jpg|330px|link=Ancient Relics]]{{plainlist|* {{icon|anr}} '''Ancient Relics''' (Story Pack)* {{Store| 04 Jun 2019pdx|stellaris-ancient-relics-story-pack/STST01DSK0000039.html}}* {{Store| Announced steam|app/1045980}} }}</div><div>Released on 14 May 2019-06-04.
* Said Ancient Relics: Collect and acquire valuable relics in your adventures as rewards for overcoming major crises or after completing a dig at an archaeological site and solving the chapters. Each relic gives significant benefits to your empire to aid in your interstellar escapades
* Matter of Artifacts: Utilizing archaeological research, discover Minor Artifacts, a new resource type which can help empower one's empire.
* Dig In: Hit the dirt on a variety of enigmatic and alien worlds with more archaeology sites available for your empire to study... or plunder. Each site begins a story with between one and six chapters to investigate. Retrace the history to discover artifacts and relics that can be boons to your empire.
</div>| {{Store|pdx|stellarisdata-ancientsort-relicsvalue="2019-story06-pack/STST01DSK0000039.html}} / {{Store04" |steam|app/1045980}}
== Music packs ==
'''Music packs''' add new [[Complete Soundtrack|music]] created after the game's release to the game's soundtrack.
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| [[File:Banner Complete Soundtrack.jpg|330px|link=Complete Soundtrack]]'''Complete Soundtrack'''
| 09 May 2016
| Composed by ''Andreas Waldetoft'', performed by ''Brandenburg State Orchestra'' and ''Budapest Film Orchestra'' with vocals by ''Mia Stegmar'':
| {{plainlist|* '''Arachnoid Portrait Pack'''
* (part of ''Nova Galaxy Edition'') }}
| 09 May 2016
| [[File:Banner Plantoids SP.jpg|330px|link=|Plantoids species pack]]'''Plantoids Species Pack'''
| 04 Aug 2016
| {{Store|pdx|stellaris-plantoids-species-pack/STST01DSK0000003.html}} / {{Store|steam|app/498870}}
| [[File:Banner Anniversary Portraits.jpg|330px|link=|Anniversary Portraits]]{{plainlist|* '''Anniversary PackPortraits'''
*(A ''free'' DLC<ref>Forum, [[forum:1020271|Paradox Announces Digital Anniversary Edition]], 2017-05-09 | ''Creatures of the Void'' was originally available as part of the pre-order bonus (also including Stellaris themed ringtones).</ref>) }}
| 09 May 2017
| {{Store|steam|app/633310}}
| [[File:Banner Humanoids SP.jpg|330px|link=|Humanoids species pack]]'''Humanoids Species Pack'''
| 07 Dec 2017
| {{Store|pdx|stellaris/STST01G-MASTER.html}} / {{Store|steam|app/281990}}
| [[File:Banner Infinite Frontiers ebook.jpg|330px|link=|Infinite Frontiers]]'''Stellaris: Infinite Frontiers'''
| 09 May 2016
| Written by ''Steven Savile'': An original novel based on the science-fiction setting of Paradox's Stellaris.
* dlc018 - Humanoids Species Pack
* dlc019 - '''[[Distant Stars|Distant Stars Story Pack]]'''
* dlc020 - '''[[MegaCorp]]'''
* dlc021 - '''[[Ancient Relics|Ancient Relics Story Pack]]'''
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