Civilization 6 Gets Big Updates, New Civ

Ci6lization 6 dropped some new stuff today. The first is a "Winter Update" that makes a bunch of tweaks and fixes to the core game. The second are some paid pieces of DLC that introduce new scenarios and the game's first post-release Civ, Poland, who are led by Jadwiga.

You can read about all the little patch notes here, but of more interest is the paid stuff, especially since Poland seems ridiculously powerful.

With the ability to culture bomb (by building forts that manually push borders back and steal hexes), knock enemies back in combat with their Winged Hussars unique unit and force their religion on neighbouring Civs, they seem perfect for anyone who wants to play like a conquering arsehole.

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Poland's Civ, which costs $US5 ($7), also comes with a scenario focused on defending Central Europe from the Teutonic Knights and Ottomans.

Also costing $US5 ($7) is a Viking Scenario pack, which adds six new city-states, three new natural wonders and a 100-turn scenario where you can play as Norway or Sweden and go raiding across Europe.

Interesting to see Firaxis take this route to expanding the game. Civ V only had two main expansions, but both did a lot of work, adding multiple Civs and making widespread changes to the game. It looks like Civ 6 is going to be doing things more gradually.

Note that both the Poland and Vikings packs are free if you got the Digital Deluxe version of Civ 6.


    Subliminal messaging going on or something? That's a lot of extraneous 6's in this article.

    Wot? In addition to the proper expansions, Civ 5 had 13 separate new civ and map DLCs at more or less the same price point, most of which were dribbled out after release of the original game but before the first major expansion.

    The only thing different here is that the Viking DLC is the Firaxis equivalent of horse armor and clearly designed to clear out Firaxis' obligations to owners of the deluxe edition before the devs release something more substantial.

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