The Black Death add-on for Crusader Kings 2 is free this weekend

While Crusader Kings 2 is now permanently free on Steam, the DLC is not. However, until March 9 you can grab the Black Death expansion The Reaper's Due for zero dollars and zero cents if you've already got the base game in your account.

The Reaper's Due has a variety of ways you can deal with the plague, like building hospitals or quarantining your castle while the peasants die outside your doors. Oddly enough given the theme it's one of the siller DLCs, as it also adds the ability to play chess with Death, seek immortality, and have a pet cat.

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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.