Get Crusader Kings 2 DLC The Old Gods for free

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Crusader Kings 2 is now free, which is nice. And so is The Old Gods expansion, but only if you sign up to the Crusader Kings newsletter. You'll get a confirmation email and, pagan deities willing, then receive a Steam Key for the DLC.

The Old Gods is about paganism, notably adding the Viking faction, but also shifting the start date back to 867. This way you can play as the dynasty of Alfred the Great founding the Kingdom of England, but you can also be a West African tribe. While ranking the best Crusader Kings 2 DLC, Tom Hatfield called it "hands down the best expansion, and the first you should buy." Meanwhile, Steam user Tovarishch says, "10/10 would leave father's corpse on a hill to be eaten by vultures and marry attractive 16 year old sister again". 

Those are both recommendations, in their own way.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.