RimWorld official artwork for the Ideology expansion

[Update]: The Ideology expansion and its accompanying free Update 1.3 have now arrived alongside a pretty positive reception.

It may have taken well over a year since RimWorld's Update 1.2 and Royalty expansion, but I'm happy to say a brand new batch of content is nearly ready to be unleashed! Much like before the upcoming patch will be separated into two parts: the free Update 1.3 and the paid Ideology expansion.

Despite being free, Update 1.3 will be a rather chunky one. Expect to see a new AI system to make base raids a more dangerous affair, a pens-and-fences system for animals, a reworked faction goodwill system, combat formations, improved mod support, better visual indicators for things like wounds and body modifications, new beards, a whole bunch of quality of life tweaks, and the list goes on for a while.

As for the paid Ideology expansion, that one will be true to its name and will focus heavily on religion and belief. You will be able to create your very own belief systems and then enforce them upon your colony, with these covering everything from nudist, tree-worshiping tribals to technology-obsessed cannibals. Ideology will also bring with it new roguelike-styled quests, creatures, and perhaps most curiously of all, a brand new ending to find!

If all of this sounds like a pretty good reason to dive back into RimWorld, you'll be happy to hear that both Update 1.3 and the Ideology expansion will be arriving in about two weeks.

Once we get an exact release date, ideally alongside a proper trailer, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about it all over at Steam.