Civilization VI offers new ways to interact with your world, expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Play as one of 20 historical leaders including Roosevelt (America) and Victoria (England).
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Oct 20, 2016

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February 13

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm AVAILABLE NOW

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is now available on PC, Mac and Linux! The choices you make in the game will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of the entire planet.

To see the full list of changes to the base game and Rise and Fall click here:

Looking for more info on the second expansion to Civilization VI? Watch our New Features Explained video below:
You can also learn about all of the new civs and leaders with this playlist:

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February 13

Gathering Storm Launch Update for Civilization VI + Rise and Fall

Hello, Civilization fans!

With the launch of Civilization VI: Gathering Storm drawing near, we wanted to take a moment to share some info on the update coming to the base game experience and Rise and Fall. We’re adding in a few new features like Play by Cloud and the Hall of Fame, as various tweaks and balances - all of which will be available in the base game and Rise and Fall expansion when the new Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion launches tomorrow.

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Here is the full list of changes:

  • AI now builds and uses aircraft more effectively.
  • Weaken AI garrisoning if they can use it to take an enemy city.
  • Don't send more than one unit to capture a given unescorted civilian.
  • In non-emergency situations, AI will not trade away more gold per turn than they make excluding trade deals.
  • Improve AI ability to garrison ranged units during city attacks.
  • When AI takes a city, automatically assign a defender.
  • If an AI can take a city this turn, don't try to defend your units first in the process
  • Increase value of picking up resources for unit maintenance.
  • Digging up artifacts in an ally's territory counts as an incursion.
  • Barbarian raid timer now starts as soon as the first unit arrives in range, instead of waiting for the final unit.
  • Allow barbarians to go through unexplored territory as part of an attack.
  • AI will protect units assigned to defend a city from attack while they are trying to get to the city.
  • Increase weighting for Naval Superiority AI trees to focus on building sea units.
  • AI tries to figure out if a city is on the periphery before taking it, avoids jumping into the center of the Empire unless it needs to.
  • Allow AI to levy for defensive purposes.
  • AI now simplifies/focuses trade deals when requesting trades, rather than asking/offering a smorgasbord of items.
  • Correct an issue that was preventing the AI from properly theming artifact collections.
  • Don't warn or get angry if partner converts target city of religious emergency.
  • New Features
    • Front End: Hall of Fame – Victory and defeat tracking with detailed statistics and graphs for each.
    • In-Game: Build Queue and Multi-Queue, along with tabbed interface to toggle between modes.
    • Lens: Empire Lens – When toggled, displays owned territory, as well as district locations and base yields from districts.
    • World Resources Report: Breakdown of how many strategic and luxury resources each major civ possesses that you’ve met.
    • Mini-map: New mini-map that is easier to read, and a new full-screen mini-map mode that you can toggle in-game.
    • Map Labels: In-world text labels on Natural Wonders and National Parks. (Gathering Storm ruleset games only)
  • Game Setup/Options additions
    • Multiple Colorblind Accessibility options available.
    • Touch Input Enable checkbox available
    • Cloud Shadows Graphics option available.
    • Mouse Wheel Speed slider option available.
    • Warning about Mod Compatibility checkbox available.
    • Gathering Storm Benchmark options (requires Gathering Storm) available.
    • Civilization “Jersey” System: Automatically adjusts Civilization color schemes if they are too close in color range to each other.
    • Scalable resource and yield icons with high-resolution textures available (can be modified via XML).
    • Automatically hide the city ranged attack interface when selecting a unit.
    • Automatically hide ranged attack arrow if a selected unit is out of moves.
    • Automatically adjust the positioning of unit flags covering the city range strike button if an enemy unit moves in range.
    • Add recommended target tile highlighting for the Archaeologist.
    • Unit cycling logic improvement, reducing the instances of the camera getting pulled away from where the user intends to go.
    • Pop-up and advisor queue ordering updates and progress.
    • Additional misc. UI and text fixes, tweaks and updates.
  • New particle system increases performance and allows many more particles to be visible at the same time (much less likely to see effects flicker or fail to play correctly in complex scenes).
  • Slowly moving cloud shadows (can be toggled via graphics options).
  • New terrain/model reflections (previously only ocean/rivers had reflections).
  • Sub-pixel filtering for floating UI elements (fixes ‘jitter’ on unit flags and city banners as camera moves).
  • Improved shadow quality on leaders, obsolete 8K shadow map option removed from ‘ultra’ settings.
  • Further performance and memory usage improvements in DX12.
  • Visual fidelity improvements and sharpness of culture borders and overlays at all graphics quality levels.
  • Various improvements to city and road layouts.
  • Various graphics performance optimizations.
  • Multithreading performance improvements.

  • New Features
    • Play By Cloud (requires a network connection)
  • Multiple desync and stability fixes
  • Barbarians
    • Make Barbarian camps spawn recon ranged units in later starts.
  • Unit and Unit Combat
    • Scale pillage rewards by era (except healing).
    • All healing rewards are now 50 HP.
    • Adjust pillaging rewards of science and culture improvements to be a base value of 15 instead of 25.
    • Update the Machine Gun to have a range of 2.
    • Add Mobile Ranged tags to spawn different units other than Horse Archers late in the game.
    • Air Unit Combat Strength increase to more appropriately match corresponding land Army formations. (Gathering Storm ruleset games only)
    • Anti-Air Unit Combat Strength increase to match new Air Unit balance, and lower maintenance. (Gathering Storm ruleset games only)
    • Players can now start with unique units even if they are not direct replacements.
    • Make the Missile Cruiser the same movement range as the Battleship.
  • City and City Combat
    • Combat balance – double wall hit points for all three tiers. Outer defense strength modifier increase for all 3 tiers to 3 (was 2).
    • Update the Government Plaza to have the same base plunder value as other districts.
    • Audience Chamber government building down to 3 Housing (was 4 Housing).
  • Tech and Civics Tree
    • Oil Well improvement now unlocked with the Steel technology. This is consistent with other resource reveals and the improvements that extract them
  • Policies and Governments
    • Total War Policy now gives +50% more Gold from pillaging.
    • Remove the double dipping of Huey Teocalli, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and Apadana Wonders from Policy Cards.
    • Update Strategic Airforce Policy to include all aircraft.
    • Civil Prestige Policy now only requires a Governor with 2 promotions and provides 2 Housing.
    • Policies that give increased production now continue to operate on old units.
    • Policies now apply to all wonders prior to the Policy era. (i.e. now Gothic Architecture applies to Ancient, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Wonders before it just applied to Medieval and Renaissance).
  • Civs
    • Tamar now has a Faith preference.
    • Sphinxes can now be built next to each other.
  • Religion
    • Defender of the Faith reduction from +10 down to +5
    • Add faith to late starts.
  • Espionage
    • Counterspy and Listening Post missions are now renewable on the mission completed popup
    • Spread out all Civilization and City-State starting positions where possible when generating the map.
  • Many performance updates to Trade Route calculations, pathing, and reports.
  • Significant improvements to turn/AI processing times, especially late-game.
  • Multiple UI performance improvements across different panels and screens in-game.
  • Units and Unit Combat
    • Heavy Cavalry promotion prerequisite connections now fixed.
    • Allow players to deploy aircraft in allied territory.
    • Air units can now attack a defensible district with a civilian unit garrisoned there.
    • Multiple additional aircraft Rebase and Deploy bug fixes.
    • Paradrop should not consider a City Center to be an airfield.
    • When changing ownership of a unit (from a levy in most cases) the unit's experience and experience level was not being transferred. This is now working properly.
    • The Garrison promotion is now working properly.
    • Units joining a corps or army could receive build charges improperly. This is now working properly.
    • Units are now forced to relocate if they are in an invalid location after a settlement is placed.
    • Constructing a Roman fort improvement building now properly ends that unit's turn.
    • Alliance combat modifiers are now displayed properly in the UI.
    • Units with build charges are now able to be trained even in cities that have contaminated fallout.
    • The Defense strength modifier for terrain was incorrectly showing the cumulative amount in the preview text instead of the itemized amount. This has been corrected.
    • Fix for an issue that could disallow an attack on an enemy city if it had a friendly unit inside.
    • Fix for an issue where aircraft could get disconnected from the carrier when it passed through another unit.
    • Assume the WMD combat is always in the camera view, it can easily be skipped if it is partially off screen.
    • Fix for an issue that was causing odd movement queue paths when they had long unit paths set.
  • Cities and City Combat
    • Fix for multiple production overflow issues.
    • Fix for Urban Defenses Policy not properly granting 400 hit points to city defenses.
    • Minor adjacency bonuses should not apply when placing districts next to a pillaged district. This has been corrected.
    • Fix for city centers not getting additional production and food from modifiers.
    • Fix for Pillaged districts still providing amenities.
    • Prohibit Free Cities from building palaces which was allowing duplicate (forged!?) copies of Great Works to get into the game.
    • If a city is razed, all National Parks are now properly removed.
    • The correct players' units will be properly expelled when a city is transferred by trade.
    • Fixes for multiple issues with fallout contaminated plots in cities
    • Fix for pillaged districts when transferring a city.
    • Fix for District model visuals not updating properly from a pillaged state when repaired.
    • Restore district combat if the building that gives combat strength is completed mid-turn.
    • If a district is pillaged, update the stats on its banner, if it has one, and on the parent city, so the Garrison Strength will update.
  • Great People
    • Fix for Great Generals and Admirals not being able to activate on opposing units.
    • Allow a Great Person to be activated immediately if a required building is purchased underneath him or her.
  • Loyalty
    • When a conquered city is kept, update some figures related to its Loyalty per turn, to ensure that the displayed UI data is correct and consistent
    • When a city is locked at full Loyalty due to a game effect (Statue of Liberty, Phoenicia unique ability), show the Loyalty per turn as 0 and stable in the UI, and show "Always fully loyal" in the panel's math breakdown.
  • Policies and Governments
    • Fix for Praetorium Policy not correctly applying unless the Governor was established.
    • Democracy's government bonus shouldn't apply if the district is pillaged.
    • The Classic Republic government Amenity and Housing bonus should only count if the city has an unpillaged district.
    • Fix for issue that was allowing Dark Age policies to remain slotted beyond their appropriate era.
  • Trade Routes
    • Fix for many trade route bonuses that were only designed to apply to the owner (origin) of a trade route applying to recipients (destination) of a trade route as well.
    • Trade Route Capacity is now correctly reduced when buildings are pillaged.
  • Civs
    • Fix for Alexander's preferences not working properly.
    • Fix for Sumeria and Foreign Ministry building not properly working together.
    • Ensure that Mvemba doesn't receive the Devout agenda.
    • Fix for issue where City-State Protector agenda was cross-wired with the Civilized agenda and one leader could care about both at same time.
  • Techs and Civics
    • Apprenticeship now functions properly when repairing an improvement.
  • Espionage
    • Add details to text for Rise and Fall spy missions.
    • Disable the Skip Turn and Sleep buttons when spies are on a mission.
    • Outlaw Listening Post mission vs. Allies.
    • Don’t let bonuses to Spy “Establish” time in city exceed 100%.
    • Historic moments based on making tile improvements (ex. on a tile with extra yield from a natural disaster, first Mountain Tunnel) will no longer trigger when the improvement is gained by conquering or otherwise gaining ownership of a city where the improvement already existed.
    • Correct an error in Archipelago that was causing it to not generate tiny Islands.
    • Allow joint and 3rd party wars immediately after denouncement if a Golden Age war is available.
    • Fix for order of operations bug preventing governor effects to re-apply when a governor is re-assigned to a city they are already established in.
    • Pillaged Districts should not appear in the “purchase” menu when players are allowed to buy Districts with Gold using the Financier governor.
  • Exploits
    • Players can no longer swap tiles FROM an occupied city. Prevents exploit of "conquer, raid it for tiles, return it in peace.”
    • Correct production overflow calculation so multipliers (like policy cards) get backed out of overflow.
  • Additional misc. Gossip corrections and streamlining.
  • Additional misc. crash fixes.
  • Environment
    • Brazil city set and palace updated.
    • City Center art adjustments to include Canals for coastal cities. Granaries and Monuments are also updated.
  • All model updates and optimizations.
    • Material polish pass to brighten materials to match visual style.
    • Update geometry of base models for performance.
    • Completely remodel all female characters.
    • Skin tones for all units appropriate to their civilizations.
    • Team color embedded in the textures.
    • Update tint color on all vehicles to match their historical origins.
    • Setup tint color for all modern uniforms: Infantry and vehicle crews.
    • Model variety within the same units (various attachments, etc.)
    • Extensive polish pass on all Great People; new models and new geometry.
    • Adjust scale and count of air units.
    • Adjust scale and count of sea units.
    • Adjust siege unit crewmen and defenders to match the appropriate era.
    • Adjust embarked ships to closer match the number of unit members on the field. Example: One transport for scouts and great people.
    • Many additional misc. tweaks and updates.
  • Alternate skin for Scout unit that replaces the Scout’s dog with three cats. Available to players who have linked their 2K Account.
  • Add tagging for mod compatibility. Mods not tagged as compatible with the latest build will be disabled at start-up as well as have a warning dialog displayed when they are enabled.  This behavior can be disabled on a per-mod basis or completely in the options dialog.  Mods can be tagged as compatible by either adding "<CompatibleVersions>2.0</CompatibleVersions>" to the properties section of the modinfo or by marking compatible versions in the project page of ModBuddy.
  • WorldBuilder updates, including “painting” mode, auto-coastlines, importing from “Tiled”, and more. We’re not done.
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm will launch for Windows PC on February 14, 2019. Follow the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

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Digital Deluxe Edition

Expand your empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe which includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack, and access to six DLC packs* that will add new civilizations, leaders, scenarios, and more for a bundled discount:

  • Civilization VI – Vikings Scenario Pack
  • Civilization VI – Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Civilization VI – Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Civilization VI – Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Civilization VI – Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Civilization VI – Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack

About This Game

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.


    See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before. Each city spans multiple tiles so you can custom build your cities to take full advantage of the local terrain.

    Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history. To advance more quickly, use your units to actively explore, develop your environment, and discover new cultures.

    Interactions with other civilizations change over the course of the game, from primitive first interactions where conflict is a fact of life, to late game alliances and negotiations.

    Expanding on the “one unit per tile” design, support units can now be embedded with other units, like anti-tank support with infantry, or a warrior with settlers. Similar units can also be combined to form powerful “Corps” units.

    In addition to traditional multiplayer modes, cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be easily completed in a single session.

    Civilization VI provides veteran players new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    • Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2015 Runtime Libraries, and Microsoft DirectX. Internet connection and acceptance of Steam™ Subscriber Agreement required for activation. See for details.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Fourth Generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7Ghz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB GPU Minimum - GeForce 775M | Radeon HD 6970 | Intel Iris Pro
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: NOTICE: It is possible for Mac and PC to become out of sync during updates or patches. Within this time period, Mac users will only be able to play other Mac users.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 or AMD A8-3870
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM Minimum - NVIDIA GeForce 650
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some Intel i3 Processors may require an additional 2 GB Swap Partition. IMPORTANT NOTICE: ATI and INTEL chipsets are NOT supported to run Civilization VI LINUX. Don't meet the above requirements? Running on a unique distro? That doesn't mean your configuration wont run Civ VI! Visit the Civilization VI community page to share your experience with other Linux players and learn about how to send bugs to Aspyr. Your feedback will help us improve Civ VI Linux and future AAA Linux releases!
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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