A new season pass style DLC for Civ 6 gamers to enjoy
It's fair to say that Sid Meier’s Civilization VI isn't showing any signs of slowing down as we move into a new era of post-content available for gamers to enjoy.
Following various updates and the huge Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall DLC or Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansions, 2K and Firaxis Games has now unleashed the Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass - a season pass-esque DLC bursting with content that is steadily launching from May 2020 right up to March 2021.
If you've been there since the launch of the game four years ago, and you're looking to bolster your gameplay experience with the New Frontier Pass, you're probably wondering what's you'll get for your hand earned cash.
Here, we take a look at what's included in the Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass.
Pack #1 - May 2020
The first pack available in the New Frontier Pass is the Maya & Gran Colombia Pack, which adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode*, new City-States, Resources, and Natural Wonders. Lady Six Sky leads the Mayan civilization, with the unique Hul’che unit and Observatory District also added - while Simon Bolivar leads the Gran Colombia civilization, with the unique Comandate General and Llanero units and Hacienda unique improvement all included.
The Maya civilization's Unique Ability is 'Mayab' which gives you housing and production bonuses from Farms, and Amenity bonus for Luxury resources adjacent to the City Center. Settling adjacent to Coasts or Fresh Water does not provide housing bonuses.
Lady Six Sky’s 'Ix Mutal Ajaw' ability allows you to gain yield bonuses to non-capital cities, and a combat bonus to units, within six tiles of the capital. The Gran Colombia civilization's Unique Ability is 'Ejercito Patriota', which grants a movement bonus to all units, and promoting a unit does not end the unit’s turn.
Simon Bolivar has the 'Campana Admirable' ability, granting a Comandante General when entering a new Era.
Pack #1 also introduces a new game mode called 'Apocalypse' which adds Forest Fires, Meteor Showers, Comet Impact and Solar Flares as disaster types to all games, as well as larger versions of existing disasters. The world around you will enter an apocalyptic state if climate change reaches its maximum level, so batten down the hatches!
There's also a new military unit called 'Soothsayer', which is a support unit that can trigger natural disasters at the player's command, and a new scored competition called 'Sacrifice units to volcanoes', which requires Soothsayers to use their unique action on friendly units near a volcano.
New City-States included in the Maya & Gran Colombia Pack include Caguana, Singapore, Lahore, Vatican City, Taruga and Hunza - and new Natural Wonders are the Bermuda Triangle, Paititi and the Fountain of Youth. In addition, there are also two new Resources - Honey and Maize.
Note: The Apocalypse mode is only available to players who own the Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion.
Pack #2 - July 2020
Pack #2 of the Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass which arrives in July 2020, will be the Ethiopia Pack. This pack adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode**, one new District and two new Buildings. It's worth noting that the new game mode included in the upcoming Ethiopia Pack will require players to own either the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall DLC or Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion in order to play.
More information will be released nearer Pack #2's launch.
As well as the Maya & Gran Colombia Pack and Ethiopia Pack, the Sid Meier's Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass will also give you an additional four packs across the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. Details are scarce, so we'll be updating this as information comes in - but here's what we do know so far:
Arrives September 2020. Adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map. Requires players to own either the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall DLC or Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion in order to play.
Arrives November 2020. Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new City-States, and numerous new Great People.
Arrives January 2021. Adds one new civilization and two new leaders, one new game mode, a new District, and two new Buildings. Access to the New Leader requires the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall DLC in order to play.
Arrives March 2021. Adds one new civilization and leader, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map.
Exclusive bonus content
The New Frontier Pass will also give you exclusive Persona Packs for two of Civilization VI's existing leaders, including new looks and abilities. Teddy Roosevelt's 'Rough Rider Teddy' look excels at keeping the peace on his home continent, while Catherine de' Medici's 'Magnificence Catherine' can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism.
Each Persona Pack contains a brand new take on a favorite leader, including a new leader model and background, new gameplay bonuses, and an updated agenda that reflect the changes to the leader’s personality. The Persona Packs are available exclusively to owners of the New Frontier Pass and will be delivered with the second add-on pack.