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Civilization VI is getting a year of premium and free updates with its "New Frontier" Season Pass

Expect new mechanics, buildings, game modes and more

Civilization VI is getting a year of premium and free updates with its

Civilization VI is getting a year of premium and free updates with its "New Frontier" Season Pass

Over three years after release, Civilization VI is still being supported with new content updates, Civilizations and more. Now that the game has arrived on consoles, Firaxis has greatly expanded its support plans to Civilization VI, revealing plans to release bi-monthly updates to the game, offering players access to new factions, game modes, districts and more. 

This new content will come in the form of Civilization VI's "New Frontier Pass", a premium pass which will be accompanied with free updates for all players. This new content will be delivered between May 21st and March 2021. 

With this content pass, Firaxis has promised gamers access to eight new civilizations and nine new faction leaders, six new game modes, and other unannounced content. Civilization VI's New Frontier Pass will cost $40 on all platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.

The new Frontier Pass will also include new "Personas" for Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici, which will give the leaders new models, gameplay bonus' and agendas. This pack will give players new ways to play as the American and French Civilizations. Below is what Firaxis has to say about the new personas for Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici. 
 


Two of Civilization VI's leaders are transformed with a new look and new abilities when you lead America and France! “Rough Rider Teddy” excels at keeping the peace on his home continent, and “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, with 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. 

  


In an interview with PCGamesN, Firaxis has confirmed that the studio has no plan to release the game's DLL source code to modders. This factor has prevented Civilization VI from getting the same variety of modded content as Civilization V, preventing modders from adding new features to the game or fixing bugs which prevent modded content from functioning correctly.   

While it makes sense for Firaxis to keep this code under wraps, as popular mods could bring players away from Civilization VI's premium content, it remains disappointing that modders are getting less control than they did with older versions of Civilization.

 

Civilization VI is getting a year of premium and free updates with its  

Most Civilization fans will be glad to see new content come to the game, especially those who are glad to see the Maya and Ethiopia return to the series. In addition to Civilization VI's six planned premium content drops, the game will also receive six free updates, which will deliver balance changes, and free content to all Civilization owners.  

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11-05-2020, 21:15:00

Greenback
Think you put the date wrong "May 21st and March 2019"

The content list sounds like Scenario packs, which currently 1 civ is £4 and 2 civ is £9, so the list is £34 worth so if the pass is £40 it's overpriced for what they currently charge for that content, my personal opinion would be to wait to see what packs 3-6 have and a sale if these new scenario packs are going to be overpriced compared to current packs.Quote

11-05-2020, 23:40:49

NeverBackDown
Tbh Civ 6 is just bad value all around. It's way too expensive in general and the steam reviews are just terrible. Civ V is still where it's at for many people.

I know Civ also has the stigma that the previous game is generally better for a while than the newest one, but to me that's just awful development and a poor excuse. If you need paid content to fix the game it's not a game worth playing imoQuote

12-05-2020, 00:06:57

looz
In my opinion Civ VI is fun, as is V, but both have similar bone-headed AI as their greatest detriment in single player games. VI was certainly the least broken CIV game out of the box, so the expansion's changes weren't quite as significant this time around.Quote

12-05-2020, 04:41:46

WYP
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
In my opinion Civ VI is fun, as is V, but both have similar bone-headed AI as their greatest detriment in single player games. VI was certainly the least broken CIV game out of the box, so the expansion's changes weren't quite as significant this time around.
Flipping cities with culture and natural disasters are pretty good additions. I do agree with you though, less significant that CIV V's expansions.

In base CIV V, navies couldn't take a city, making naval invasions terrible while giving coastal cities a huge advantage when it came to defence.

I like how CIV VI allows players to destroy districts and harm civilizations without takin cities. It allows weak players to take on stronger opponents by tactically taking down structures. If you don't have the might to take cities, you can do what you can to slow their production to a crawl. Guerilla tactics are a lot more effective.

What I love in CIV is the huge work map mods, where I can add in stupid numbers of civs and slowly grow a global empire. My problem with CIV VI is that these maps have become unstable after the release of Gathering Storm, and Firaxis has no plans to make this kind of gameplay stable again. They won't even give modders the same level of access as older CIV games, so modders can't even fix the bugs themselves. This has really killed CIV VI for me.Quote

12-05-2020, 13:04:33

Bartacus
I could never get into VI, and I tried multiple times. I just never could get a feel for the pace of a large game in VI, like I can with V. Something just feels off, Maybe I should be looking into some mods for V, that's an area I've never explored. But I cannot enjoy VI for the life of me.Quote
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