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Feb 13, 2019

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Reviews

“An essential purchase for Civ VI fans.”
9/10 – Gamespot

“A bursting-at-the-seams expansion.”
8.5 – IGN

“A must own.”
5/5 – Twinfinite

About This Content

In Gathering Storm, the second expansion to Civilization VI, the world around you is more alive than ever before.

Chart a path to victory for your people by developing new advanced technologies and engineering projects and negotiating with the global community in the World Congress on critical issues.

The choices you make in the game will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of the entire planet. Natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes can pillage or destroy your Improvements and Districts – but they may also refresh and enrich the lands after they pass.

In addition to these new systems, Civilization VI: Gathering Storm introduces eight new civilizations and nine new leaders. Seven new world wonders can be constructed, as well as a variety of new units, districts, buildings, and improvements.

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

Volcanoes, storms (blizzards, sand storms, tornados, hurricanes), climate change, floods, and droughts.

POWER AND CONSUMABLE RESOURCES

Strategic resources play an additional role in Gathering Storm. These resources are now consumed in power plants to generate electricity for your cities. Initially you’ll be powering your most advanced buildings by burning carbon-based resources like Coal and Oil, but renewable energy sources also unlock as you progress to current-day technologies. Your choices about resource usage will directly affect the world’s temperature and can cause melting ice caps and rising sea levels.

ENGINEERING PROJECTS

Shape the world around your empire to overcome unfavorable land conditions by making improvements like canals, dams, tunnels and railroads. When settling cities, consider the flood risk to coastal lowland areas, but keep in mind that in the late-game, new technologies like Flood Barriers can be used to protect these tiles.

WORLD CONGRESS

Make your voice heard among the other leaders of the world. Earn Diplomatic Favor through Alliances, influencing city-states, competing in World Games, and more. Use Diplomatic Favor to extract promises from other leaders, vote on Resolutions, call a Special Session to address an emergency, and increase the weight of your votes in your quest to achieve the new Diplomatic Victory.

21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES & CIVICS

A new era has been added to the Technology and Civics trees. Combat new environmental effects with speculative ideas such as relocating your population out to seasteads and developing technologies to recapture carbon emissions.

NEW LEADERS AND CIVS

Nine new leaders from eight new civilizations are introduced. Each brings unique bonuses and gameplay, as well as a total of nine unique units, four unique buildings, three unique improvements, two unique districts and one unique governor.

NEW SCENARIOS

The Black Death: The Black Death ravaged Europe and western Asia in the mid-14th century, killing a greater share of the population than any other event in world history. The pandemic killed millions, ruined economies, upended political dynasties and transformed the face of the Western world. Your task is to lead your nation through the calamity: keep your population alive, your economy strong, and your faith unshaken amidst a world of terror and desperation.

War Machine: At the outset of WWI, the German Imperial Army had a daring plan: invade neutral Belgium and then rush the French heartland before they could mobilize to resist. If successful, the German forces would capture Paris within a month and end their resistance forever. In counter, the French command prepared Plan 17, an all-out onslaught designed to meet and stop a German offensive. When war was declared, both armies swung into motion and set up one of the most incredible and shocking military campaigns in world history. In this multiplayer scenario, players take the side of one of these two great powers at this same precipice. As Germany, your task is to capture Paris. As France, your task is to prevent its capture. The clock is ticking, and the enemy is moving. Advance!

MORE NEW CONTENT

Seven new world wonders, seven natural wonders, 18 new units, 15 new improvements, 9 new buildings, 5 new districts, 2 new city sets, 9 new techs and 10 new civics have been added.

IMPROVED GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS

The Espionage system has been enhanced with new options, the Culture and Science Victories have been updated, new Historic Moments have been added, and additional improvements have been made to other existing systems.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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 or Intel Integrated Graphics 530
    • 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 www.steampowered.com/agreement for details.
    Recommended:
    • 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: 16 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.11.6 / 10.12.6 / 10.13.6 / 10.14.3 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530 2.93 GHz or AMD A8-3870 2.93 GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB GPU Minimum - GeForce GTX 650M
    • Storage: 25 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!
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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