With Apocalypse and the 2.0 Cherryh update around the corner, Stellaris is about to become a very different game.
On today's development diary, game director Martin Anward outlined the latest changes coming to the sci-fi 4X, in the form of alterations and inclusions to the game's civics and ascension perks.
Most Utopia DLC ascension perks have been rolled into the base game, and the free 2.0 update will change the following now vanilla effects:
The Biological Ascension path's special traits have also been made stronger and cheaper, while the plans to add more traits in general and give Robomodding a revamp have been postponed till after the Cherryh patch.
Aside from those changes, straight up new perks have been added in both the update and the Apocalypse DLC:
Last but not least, there are new Civics being added in the Apocalypse expansion. Straight from the dev diary:
Next week dev diary's is expected to be the last one concerning the Cherryh/Apocalypse updates, followed by the patch notes and launch dates in the following weeks. We'll keep you updated.