Crusader Kings 3 – How to Change Culture

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As you progress to the ages in Crusader Kings 3, you might realize that other cultures are just objectively better than yours.

The beauty of the game is that you can always easily change your culture, and even create your own hybrid languages.

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With the help of a few decisions and buttons, your Crusader Kings 3 experience will be revitalized and will make you want to play even more.

So, to make your experience a lot better, here is how you can change your culture in Crusader Kings 3.

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How to Change Your Culture in CK3

There are three different choices you have in front of you if you want to change your culture in CK3:

  • Convert to Local Culture
  • Diverge Culture
  • Form Hybrid Culture

All of these are viable ways to change your culture. However, the latter choice will require a bit more effort from you.

How to Convert to a Different Culture in CK3

To convert to a different culture in CK3, all you need to do is move your capital to a county that has a different culture than you do.

Crusader Kings 3 How to Change Culture Convert

Once you do that, a choice to “Convert to Local Culture” will appear in the Decisions menu. If you click it, you will see that all you have to do to convert is to spend some Prestige.

Once you press the button, your close family and some of your vassals will have converted to the new, local culture. This is a very simple way to change your culture if you like a culture in your conquered territories and don’t want to spend time changing your own culture.

How to Diverge/Change your Culture in CK3

Another thing that you can do to change your culture in CK3 is to diverge from it. By doing this, you can customize many details regarding your culture and choose exactly what bonuses you get.

Depending on how much territory you have and on what traditions you want to change, diverging your culture can be extremely expensive, as you might have to give thousands of Prestige to do it.

Crusader Kings 3 How to Change Culture Diverge

To diverge your culture in CK3, all you need to do is to select the Culture option in the bottom left corner (the icon with a candle) and press the “Diverge Culture” option in the menu.

You will now see a special menu where you can change all the traditions of your culture, along with major pillars. You will also have the choice to rename your culture and select its color on the map.

Though this choice costs a lot of Prestige if you want to change a lot for your culture, it is the best choice if you want full freedom to customize every aspect of it.

The only problem is that you won’t be able to choose new languages or aesthetic things such as how your architecture looks or how your people dress.

This can only be done by forming a hybrid culture, which can be a good choice after you’ve diverged your culture if you want to change and customize even more.

How to Form a Hybrid Culture in CK3

If you want to diverge your culture, but it is too expensive at the moment, you can always choose the best of both worlds and create a hybrid culture between the local culture and your own.

Crusader Kings 3 How to Change Culture Hybrid

Doing this will allow you to select exactly which traditions you want to keep from both cultures, along with which language you prefer, what ethos shall guide your people, and small details such as how your castles look and how your people will be named.

Creating a hybrid culture won’t allow you to come up with new traditions or pillars, but it will allow you to choose from both cultures which traits you think will suit you best.

A hybrid culture is the best choice for Vikings or tribal raiders that have used the conquest or invasion casus bellis to take a lot of foreign territories.

Creating a hybrid culture will allow you to better control the lands and allow you to convert the new populace to the new culture easier.

That’s everything you need to know about how to change your culture in Crusader Kings 3!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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