| icon= Base icon CK2.png
| logo= CK2 banner.jpg
| type= Base
| patch= 1.02b
| date= 2012-02-14
= crusader-kings-ii/CKCK02GSK-MASTER.html| steam = 203770
[[File:Crusader Kings II.png]] '''Crusader Kings II''' is a grand strategy game with RPG elements, developed by [[File:Paradoxwiki.png]] [[wp:Paradox Development Studio|Paradox Development Studio]] and published by [[Central:Paradox Interactive|Paradox Interactive]] in 2012. It is the sequel to the original [[wp:
Crusader Kings|Crusader Kings]] released in 2004.
Contrary to what the title indicates, the game is not primarily about the [[Crusades]], but it was too late to rebrand it.<ref>http://bibicon.it/breakfastbug/intervista-henrik-fahraeus-lead-designer-di-crusader-kings-ii/#tabs-421-0-1</ref>
*November 16, 2017: [[Jade Dragon]] major DLC is released.
*November 13, 2018: [[Holy Fury]] major DLC is released.
In order to be able to continue adding new content, a special focus on optimization took place during the development of [[patch 2.7]], with a -30% to -50% speed improvement.<ref>[[forum:962057|CK2 Dev Diary #18: Optimization and modding]]</ref>