Civilization 6 Gets Massive Overhaul Update and First Two DLC Packs

With Civilization 6 being the dominating strategy game of the season, we’ve all been wondering when the first DLC would be coming out and it looks like our prayers have been answered! The developers have launched two DLC packs alongside a free update that has some tweaks and changes that Civilization 6 players will be dying to know the details on.

The first DLC adds a new nation, Poland led by Jadwiga, as well as a brand new premade scenario!  Poland has the “Golden Liberty” unique ability, which allows them to gain territory through building fortifications. When “Golden Liberty” is triggered, they can also spread their religion to the nation whose borders were infringed upon. Finally, their infamous Winged Hussar mounted units have returned and they get a unique building called the Sukiennice that boosts production.

The next Civilization 6 DLC is a scenario pack focused on the Viking conquer of Europe. It’s all pretty cut and dry with the exception of the inclusion of some new city states that will then be available to players in a normal game.

  • Auckland (Industrial): Additional production for Coastal tiles.
  • Antananarivo (Cultural): Culture bonus that increases with every Great Person earned.
  • Armagh (Religious): Builders can construct the Monastery improvement, which provides Faith and heals religious units.
  • Granada (Militaristic): Builders can construct the Alcazar improvement, which protects military units and provides Culture.
  • Muscat (Trade): Bonus Amenities in cities with a Commercial Hub.
  • Palenque (Scientific): Improved City growth for cities with a Campus.

Perhaps most important of the three is the free update that went out to all players that fundamentally changed many of the game’s base mechanics. It came prepackaged with a, thus far, much-requested Earth map for all of us that just love our RP. There is also a new alert action that will allow units to “wake up” when they’re defending and an enemy comes near. The sort of two-dimensional religious combat has been tweaked too, by allowing religious units to heal. There are also several balance updates where the dials have been twisted, you can see a full list of changes at the Civilization 6 blog.

So what do you think about some of the DLC and updates to Civilization 6? Do you think that Poland is too awesome and might break the game, or are they not strong enough? Let us know how you feel in the comments and hang out here at DFTG for more late breaking news on your favorite games for PC and console.

Joshua Hogg73 Posts

Depending on who you ask, Josh's obsession with video games may or may not be entirely healthy. Frequently bankrupting himself to get the next fix, he indiscriminately jumps from game to game, perhaps searching for that perfect title that will leave him eternally satisfied.


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