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Civilization VI starts its DLC season pass today with new civs and the Apocalypse

Civilization VI starts its DLC season pass today with new civs and the Apocalypse

Firaxis right now kicked off a 12 months of recent DLC for Civilization VI, with the primary of six packs coming as a part of their New Frontier Pass. Seems a smattering new civs and modes would be the focus for the subsequent whereas, reasonably than a giant ol’ enlargement. The first of those provides two new civs, Maya and Gran Colombia, together with just a few bits and items like a brand new ‘Apocalypse’ mode riddled with comet strikes, photo voltaic flares, and volcanic sacrifices.

Update: Jesus, now the bottom sport is free on the Epic Games Store. Big day for Civ.

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Three new Natural Wonders might be discovered, such because the Bermuda Triangle with an uncanny means to teleport naval items. Six new City-States are round, together with Vatican City and Singapore. And two new assets, the luxurious Honey and bonus Maize, are up for grabs.

It’s a disastrous DLC too. Forest fires and meteor strikes are added as catastrophe sorts to all modes, and the brand new Apocalypse mode focuses on calamity. It additionally provides comet strikes and photo voltaic flares, makes current disasters extra disastrous, provides Soothsayer items who can set off pure disasters, enables you to sacrifice your items to volcanoes for factors, and sees the world enter full apocalypse when local weather change hits most. You’ll want the expansions to play Apocalypse mode, thoughts.

A patch launched alongside the DLC right now with just a few tweaks and fixes, nothing main although. Among many small modifications, the trail to Diplomatic Victory is tweaked just a little, the AI is a bit smarter, and so they’ve tidied up just a few exploits, crashes, and efficiency issues. the patch notes for extra.

The different 5 packs of the New Frontier Pass are due in July, September, November, January, then wrapping up in March 2021. Each will add a brand new sport mode and a minimum of one new civ and chief, with random different bits like districts, buildings, World Wonders, and City States scattered throughout them. New alternate personas for Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici are coming for Pass homeowners alongside the second pack, too.

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The New Frontier Pass prices £32.99/€39.99/$39.99 on Steam, with one other 5 packs nonetheless to come back between now and March 2021. DLC packs will even be offered individually, with this right here Maya & Gran Colombia Pack costing £7.39/€8.99/$8.99 by itself.

I’m undecided how I really feel a couple of 12 months of DLC presumably within the place of one other enlargement. As our former Alec (RPS in peace) famous in his Gathering Storm assessment, the final enlargement has acquired the sport into fairly first rate form, making it “the very best model of Civilization VI we’ve ever had”. Another enlargement with massive modifications affecting each sport may very well be nice however would carry as a lot ongoing freshness as new modes new civs and bits coming throughout ten months. I don’t play Civ sufficient to really feel the true advantages of deep systemic modifications and additions, I suppose, so I’d be extra inclined in direction of a gentle trickle of newness. But you, Civheads, what do you say?

I do agree with Alec’s on being drained with Civ as soon as once more needing a number of expansions to get into first rate form. He mentioned, “All the identical, I’m left feeling that the subsequent Civ sport, no matter it’s, actually wants a root and department rethink reasonably than makes an attempt to retroactively justify its existence via costly enlargement packs.” I suppose we’ll have a good wait earlier than we hear of any such factor.

2K appear to be having a quiet 12 months with no main new video games, a minimum of that we all know of. We’re getting Mafia remakes and remasters. The new XCOM sport, Chimera Squad, is a small experimental spin-off. Here’s Civ with one other 12 months of small DLCs reasonably than an enlargement or phrase of a sequel. We’ll see no correct WWE sport this 12 months, as a substitute getting bizarre wee squidgy wrestlers in WWE 2K Battlegrounds. And who is aware of what Rockstar are as much as. I suppose 2K are beginning an annual golf collection, a minimum of.

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