Endless Space 2 is a Strategic Space Opera, featuring the compelling “just one more turn” gameplay, set in the mysterious Endless universe. As the leader of your civilization, will you impose your vision and build the greatest stellar empire?
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Release Date:
May 18, 2017

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September 11

Renegade Fleets update is live!

Hey folks,

Last month, you had a whole Amplitude Free Week-end to play any of our games and unlock cool fleet skins for Endless Space 2. Today, these skins have arrived! Here's a quick look at the Renegade Fleets update.

Cravers "Prime"
The Cravers Prime are an offshoot of the hive closely tied to the Virtual Endless. Whether they are a threat or a boon to the nest, only time will tell...
(previously only accessible to early access players: now available to all!)

Sophon "Mavros" 
Though the Sophons are occasionally jealous of the swaggering, alpha-being image of the Mavros, in fact they believe that the Mavros are too erratic to do anything of value (i.e. serious research). However, every once in a while, the Sophons like to remind other civilizations that they are entirely capable of blowing up other people’s moons as well…

Unfallen "Firekeepers" 
The Firekeepers have the critical role of tending the brush fires that support the Unfallen life cycle. The fires both remove scrub to prepare the fields to receive a new generation of Firsts, but also melt the resin that covers and protects the incredibly hardy Unfallen seeds. These ceremonial hulls commemorate the dedication of this organization.


Vodyani "Heretic" 
When Isyander St. Shaiad decided to throw away his lifetime of beliefs in the Church of the Virtual Saints and become Isyander Shumèd, he changed more than just his name. He rebuilt his own Cloth and the armor of his ships in crimson and white, the colors that he believed were initially used on the Endless altars to the Lost. 

Lumeris "Buccaneer" 
A little piracy between friends was common before the relations between the Four Families became structured and formalized. While this hull cladding is a nod to those earlier times, there are also rumors that some fleets bearing these colors did not originate from Lancellum dockyards, but a rogue operation run by a shadowy figure known as Captain Roth.


Riftborn "Redshifted" 
Particles in zones inhabited by Riftborn are occasionally redshifted as a temporary adaptation to slow the local effects of corruption. This is an aftereffect of their time manipulation technologies, but has become an important tool in itself to offset some of the problems that their equipment—and ships—encounter in the Endless galaxy.

Horatio "Emerald" 
Horatio liked emerald green this weekend. That is all.

To celebrate the release of these skins, Endless Space 2 is discounted at 66% off, and the Vaulters expansion as well as Untold Tales & Lost Symphony content packs are 50% off for the next 48 hours. Now's a great time to complete your collection, or gift them to a friend!

NEW CONTENT - Renegade Fleets Skins

NEW CONTENT - Hissho Comic
The new Hissho comic, Blood & Blade, is available in your install folder, by default: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Endless Space 2\Stories

After a lengthy beta period, the AI modding is now available. More info in this thread:

Fixed a bug where the diplomatic anti-spam feature would work all to well: AIs can once again send contracts to players

Fixed Behemoth VFX lasting after destruction
Fixed Mining probe rate label being too large for the panel it was in
Fixed Core Cracker module tooltip saying it can be equipped on Arks although it no longer can

Corrected the Senator skill for United Empire heroes
Hissho Clerical correction Overseer Hero skill now has an influence boost at level 2
Fixed some glitches in the armor of the starting Hissho Hero Kogewa Brightblade

Corrected the formula of the "Aggressive" population trait for more consistency amongst the population traits
Honor Bound affinity no longer displays misleading information regarding starting with a Behemoth

Fixed various small errors & placeholders in quest text & rewards
The militarist objective of the Hissho main quest: "Chapter 1: The Blade and the Eagle - Part 2" no longer mentions Pirate lairs as a possible target for invasion

Due to an issue, diplomatic counter-offers between players are disabled. Offers that are refused are still fully refunded
The "Accept" choice from "Remove Tendrils" contextual term notification no longer suggests that Tendrils will also be removed from Entwined planets
The tooltip of the Attitude Status no longer displays debug text when receiving a notification regarding an obliterated system

Fixed debug text appearing in system growth tooltip when using Ancestral Reverence
Added a missing signal seeker Cravers system improvement visual
The Tooltip of the Virtual Dustylizer via Expedition Successful notification no longer displays debug text

Placeholder description is no longer displayed for the tooltip effect of the System Development Level 4 Upgrade
Fixed Effects wording from level 4 system upgrade unlock which was inconsistent with the one from level 2 and 3 unlocks

Fixed an infinite turn issue. The source of the problem is still being investigated, but the provided game saves should now be usable

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August 27

[1.3.9] Patch notes

Patch notes 1.3.9

  • General performance optimizations

  • General bugfixes
  • Fixed an issue when AI would not properly seek to unlock a technological stage
  • Fixed an issue where pathfinding would use an invalid node
  • Fixed an issue where Behemoths would not be able to restore planets properly
  • Fixed AI Hissho being able to interact with pirates
  • Fixed an issue where debug text was displayed when the United Empire AI proposed contracts or sent mood messages
  • Fixed an issue where AIs would not send diplomatic contracts when they *totally* should
  • Vodyani "Hunt" and "Raze" actions will no longer have an Approval penalty
  • Changed Hissho population trait to +1 Manpower per turn
  • Obliterator cooldown reduction exclusive tech is now at -25% on all game speeds

  • Added a scroll view to the Side Panels Area to avoid side panels exiting through the bottom of the screen in the System Management View in some rare cases
  • Added a tooltip to inform players about unlocking population slots when upgrading their Arks
  • Added a new Empire Improvement to unlock more Singularity slots for Riftborn empires on stages 3, 4 and 5 of the Science and Exploration quadrant

  • Fixed health discrepancy issue between ship designer and ship design for Behemoths when technologies increasing Behemoths health were researched
  • Fixed an issue where the Behemoth bonuses system label icon was not visible when playing as a custom faction with the Extreme Foremen Population Bonus
  • Fixed an error when a Behemoth terraformation was cancelled due to fleets having moved
  • Vodyani Behemoth-specific technologies in the Science and Exploration quadrant now have the correct Vodyani-specific icon
  • Unfallen will no longer obtain an automatic Citadel shield on captured enemy Home Systems
  • Fixed an inconsistency between the "Launch Mining Probe" tooltip and the tooltip of empire resources regarding mined resource income rounding
  • Fixed Citadels having no upkeep (it is now feedbacked in the System Dust)
    • C3 Centers will also affect Citadel upkeep
    • Added a cap to C3 Center upkeep multiplier
  • Technology stage cost reductions from Behemoths will now cap at 75% even if you stack Behemoths on a node
  • Made starting with a juggernaut a faction trait instead of a specific of the Hissho affinity
  • Having low Approval while having a negative Dust upkeep will not generate Dust anymore
  • The Z'vali unique law will now bypass blockades and sieges
  • Fixed an assert upon accessing the Senate screen with an empty political assembly
  • Added Keii cost to changing government for Hissho empires
  • Slightly increased probability for curiosities to spawn for pirate lairs and minor faction assimilation system relics
  • The System Relics: Pre-Galactic Markers notification no longer lists the names of custom factions as debug text
  • Fixed an issue where the anomaly spawned from Remains that are generated after ground battles did not have an image
  • Fixed "Are you not entertained" achievement unlocking at the end of the turn it was actually unlocked

  • Fixed Illo assimilation trait
  • Added missing tooltips for minor factions in the Custom Faction Screen
  • Fixed minor relations bonuses and quests not being lost when the minor faction's system is razed
  • Extracted unfallen specific empire improvement from coordination pact unlock (caused confusion)
  • Fixed an issue where a misleading message was displayed on a system for pirate marks when the player plays as the Hissho faction
  • The "Meditation" module for the Vodyani will no longer be displayed for custom factions with the Vodyani visual affinity
  • Corrected the Sisters of Mercy Citizen trait not being grayed out when Illo Citizen was selected

  • Fixed an issue where debug text was displayed when hovering over technology unlocks from the "Research completed" notification
  • Fixed issue with Hissho being unable to colonize Steppe and Tundra planets with Hardship ready
  • Fixed Description of Fealty Fundation level 2 & 3 (used the same title and description as level 1)
  • Fixed an issue where the reward for the Take Arms objective of the "To do or not to do" Sower population quest was not fully visible when playing as Hissho
  • The "Words in Private" Behemoth quest is not triggered anymore when the Supremacy DLC is disabled
  • Fixed an issue where the tooltip of the Academy Quest special Attack Fleet Action displayed an incorrect battle icon
  • Changed the objective of Cultural Appropriation in order to add Dust-related buildings (like trading Companies" or "Buyout"
  • Population quests are no longer triggered for custom factions
  • The Pilgrims "Muddled Mystics" minor faction quest objective made reference to the Approval mechanic when playing with an Honor Bound faction, now it's over
  • In Galvran "The Good Old Days" minor faction: "House" quest option made reference to the Approval mechanic when playing with an Honor Bound faction
  • "Ghosts and Dust" Academy quest: if there is no Trade route: the quest is failed. There is no specific failure message (waiting for a proper translation)
  • The "Reclaim" objective of the "Veneration or Vilification" Hissho population quest can be completed via invasion if Sykagoja is colonized by another faction

  • Fixed an issue where the Fealty Foundation Hissho specific planetary specialization displayed a placeholder icon in the system scan view
  • Fixed an issue where the Fealty Foundation specialization was not grayed out when the user did not have enough Keii
  • Fixed two issues with Hissho's ancestral reverence (couldn't be queued on Major Home System that belonged to other Major factions and had no effect if used on minor faction home system)
  • Corrected the effect description tooltip of the "Resilience" trait
  • Modified inner working of Ancestral Deference to solve a tooltip issue
  • Fixed an issue where the Spaceport section of the System Command Banner exits through the base of the screen when a wrecked ark is present in the system
  • Added a tooltip to warn players you can't reconstruct unique planets

  • Fixed an issue where the "Merge" fleet action button was available when selecting a non-specialized Behemoth and a Hero only fleet
  • Fixed wrong base loadout of the Hissho medium coordinator
  • Removed Kamikaze fleet action on Argosy of custom faction with Hissho gameplay + involuntary nomad
  • Removed exception when healing the fighter bombers at the end of a battle
  • Fixed vision sharing not working properly when a fleet is created
  • Fixed mining probe (stacked even though they shouldn't)
  • Fixed hissho specific mining module "Gouge of the Tonatsi" which didn't have a FIDS mining effect
  • Fixed honor zone being displayed in scan view (MAC)
  • Basic Entropy Missiles are now going straight to avoid missing
  • Ground Battle: Fixed defender damage multiplier being multiplied by 1000 when applying the Amianthoid system upgrade recipe

  • Fixed an issue where the "Select a Hero" button in the Military screen fleet list was enabled for non-specialized Behemoths
  • Hero Management Screen tutorial doesn't display a flat amount of turns before the next assignment in order to avoid confusion

  • Added a notification toggle option for the post ground battle decision notification in the Options screen
  • Players are no longer falsely informed at the end of the ground battle cinematic when claiming a decisive victory against a pirate lair that they can choose the fate of the system
  • Reduced the appearance parameters for the Remains notification in order to have them pop only for involved empires
  • The Mining Probe tutorial does trigger when conditions are met: right after the Behemoth tutorial
  • Several parts of the tutorial mentioned Approval when playing as Hissho
  • The player is no longer falsely informed that the ground invasion may continue next turn when he is defeated during a failed ground invasion attempt
  • Fixed an issue where the "Outpost alert" notification displayed the same image as the Hissho specific "Outpost maxed out" notification
  • Added option to enable/disable notification about minor introduced in rev#40801
  • Fixed Hissho outpost actions tutorial not showing up when the "Enable colonization cutscenes" option is set to true

  • Fixed desync on hot join related to Special node control effects
  • Fixed desync on unfallen colonization
  • Fixed desync on visibility caused by guard/blockade combo
  • Fixed desync on hot join caused by alliance & vision sharing
  • Fixed desync on hot join related to relation with pirates
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“My new beau is Endless Space 2, and it’s got its hooks in me deep.”
Recommended – Rock Paper Shotgun

“GOLD AWARD - The most immersive and complex 4X strategy of recent years.”
88% – 4Players

“A new masterpiece of the genre, as simple as that.”
9/10 – Journaldugeek

Digital Deluxe Edition

Official Digital Soundtrack

All Endless Space 2 tracks created by FlybyNo in mp3 format.

Pathfinder Hero Ships’ Skin (Cosmetic)

Adds a selectable alternate “Pathfinder” skin set for all hero spaceships.

Pathfinder Academy Heroes (Cosmetic)

Adds “Brunem Berto-Lancellum” and “Kinete Muldaur” to the hero cast of the game.


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About This Game

Endless Space 2 is a Strategic Space Opera set in a mysterious universe.
Your story unfolds in a galaxy that was first colonized by God-like beings known as the “Endless”, who rose and fell eons ago. All that remains of them are mystical ruins, powerful artifacts, and a strange, near-magical substance known as Dust.

One More Turn

Endless Space 2 takes the classic “one more turn” formula to new heights. You will explore mysterious star systems, discover the secrets of ancient races, build colonies on distant planets, exploit trade routes, develop advanced technologies of unthinkable power; and, of course encounter new life forms to understand, to court or to conquer.

As a leader, you have to manage your populations like never before as they react dynamically to your decisions and to their environment, expressing their will through political parties, dictating the laws that your Senate can pass. Will you be a beloved natural leader or will you manipulate your populations to your benefit?

Epic Space Battles

Watch your fighters fly past huge cruisers while lasers rip their hulls apart in epic real-time space battles. Detailed after action reports will help you adapt your strategy for the next confrontations.

Design your ships, assemble your fleets and carefully adapt your battle plans to overcome your enemies. Once you think you’ve done it all, take it online against seven other players.

Strategic Space Opera

Immerse yourself in the Endless Universe. The galaxy belongs to the civilization that controls Dust and uncovers its secrets… but were the Endless alone in the galaxy? What is the true origin of Dust?

Lead one of eight civilizations, each with a unique playstyle affinity and story quest, and build great stellar empires capable of imposing your vision on the Galaxy!

Find out more about the Academy and its powerful cast of Heroes, that you can recruit and train to become fleet admirals, system governors or influential senators.

Amplified Reality

Press ‘Space’ anytime to activate the Amplified Reality view and reveal in-depth contextual information about your systems, trade routes, diplomatic stances and even your ship stats during battle!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows (64bits only) 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: i3 4th generation / i5 2nd generation / A6 series
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 / AMD Radeon 5800 series / NVidia 550Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows (64bits only) 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: i3 5th generation (or newer) / i5 3rd generation (or newer) / FX4170 (or newer)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon 8000 series or newer / NVidia GTX 660 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 compatible
    • Additional Notes: Recommended Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.11 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 775M | Radeon HD 6970 | Intel Iris Pro
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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