Europa Universalis IV artwork for the Leviathan expansion

To put it quite bluntly, Europa Universalis IV's Leviathan is probably the worst expansion Paradox has ever released. Not only are the gameplay elements half-baked, but the whole thing is so riddled with technical problems that even playing it can be a massive struggle.

Thankfully, Paradox has recently responded to these complaints and vowed to continue working on Leviathan (and Europa Universalis IV in general) until all of the major bugs have been squared away. As a part of this effort Paradox has now released Update 1.31.3, and while it doesn't fix all of Leviathan's problems, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

You can find the full list of changes over at the Paradox forums, but if you're just looking for the short version, the important thing to know is that Update 1.31.3 has sorted out many of the crashes, as well as fixed a couple of really annoying gameplay bugs. So while I wouldn't recommend diving into Leviathan just yet, the good news is that you will now be able to actually play it for longer than 10 minutes at a time!

Needless to say, there will be even more bug fixes coming in the near future. The exact date hasn't been announced just yet, but Paradox is planning to release another update at the end of May or early June, and then a whole bunch more throughout the rest of the year.

You can keep an eye on Paradox's progress, as well as check how the community reviews change with each update, by hopping over to Steam.