Sunset Invasion

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Dlc icon sunset invasion.png Sunset Invasion
Sunset Invasion banner.jpg
Release date / Patch
2012-11-15 / 1.08

Store: Immersion pack
Aztecs render picture

Sunset Invasion (SI) is a small expansion for Crusader Kings II, released on November 15, 2012. It features an ahistorical Aztec invasion of Western Europe.

Main features[edit]

Sunset Invasion adds the Aztec Invasion, which will occur no earlier than the 13th century. In the game rules, it can also be set to occur at a random date at least 50 years after the game is started.

  • A new invading threat arrives at a random point in the mid to late game, conquering from the West
  • Unique new portraits, on-map shields and units for the great Mesoamerican Menace
  • Cower in fear at the Aztec gods: New Aztec culture and religion
  • Human Sacrifice! When a province is lost, no-one is safe from the threat of losing their hearts on the obsidian altars
  • Survive the terrible disease brought by the pagan oppressors: A new plague from across the Ocean


  • Its development was mostly outsourced or done on the staff's spare time.
  • Aztec invasion idea came from a symmetry of the Mongol horde invasion, to offset the imbalance of Western edge of the map being very safe compared to the Eastern edge.
  • If you have both The Old Gods and Sunset Invasion enabled, and north_germanic culture, an event around year 1010 describes how the "skraelings" of Vinland captured several Viking longships.
  • The invasion is called "Sunset Invasion" because it comes from the west, where the sun sets.

Dev diaries[edit]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the Sunset Invasion expansion and patch 1.08.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Invasion from the West Covers the Sunset Invasion DLC features. 2012-11-07