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Today also marks the start of the annual Steam Winter Sale, where you can save up to 70% off on all Civilization VI content. If you happen to own Civilization V, and have yet to try Civilization VI, you’ll notice a special 5% loyalty discount on top of the Steam Winter Sale for the base game and Digital Deluxe. So if you’re a Civilization V owner, now’s the perfect time to try Civilization VI before the launch of the latest expansion, Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, available February 14, 2019.

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Inca is the latest civ to join Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. Led by Pachacuti, the ruler responsible for transforming the Kingdom of Cusco into the structured Incan Empire, the Inca benefit greatly from mountain tiles and internal trade routes, making this civ a great choice for isolationist players.

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Unique Improvement – Terrace Farm

These unique improvements can be placed on Grassland, Desert, or Plains Hills and provide Food; however, their adjacency bonuses make them an even stronger improvement. When next to a Mountain, Terrace Farms provide even more Food, and when placed next to an Aqueduct, they provide additional Production. They also receive Production from adjacency to Fresh Water. Feudalism and Replacement Parts also create opportunities for additional adjacency bonuses when placing Terrace Farms next to one another.

Unique Ability – Mit’a

This unique ability allows Inca citizens to actively work mountain tiles. These tiles provide Production to the City and, for each adjacent Terrace Farm, they also grant Food.



Unique Unit – Warak’aq

The Warak’aq is a medieval recon unit unique to Inca. This unit can attack twice in a single turn, so long as all of its movement points have not been spent in that turn.

Pachacuti Unique Ability – Qhapaq Ñan

Domestic trade routes are quite strong with Pachacuti, whose unique ability grants additional Food for each mountain tile that exists in the borders of the origin city. Unlock several trade routes between cities with multiple mountains and watch your population grow!


Pachacuti Unique Improvement – Qhapaq Ñan

In addition to his trade route bonus, Pachacuti also gains access to an early mountain tile improvement of the same name. This improvement is an early version of the new Mountain Tunnel, unlockable after discovering the Foreign Trade civic. These allow players to create links between tiles along mountain ranges, letting units traverse them quickly.

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There are few Canadian pastimes more universal than encouraging the world to believe in universal Canadian pastimes. But I'm starting to wonder if maybe we've gone too far. Canada is coming to Civilization 6 in next year's Gathering Storm expansion, and it is a very cliched take on the Great White North. 

Canada will be led by Wilfrid Laurier, known as an early, strong proponent of English and French unity in Canada. He's also known for being an easy way to make Canadians mad if you want to (just spell it "Wilfred" and then wait a few minutes). Laurier's "Last Best West" ability halves the cost of purchasing Snow and Tundra tiles, doubles resources gathered from them, and enables Canada to build farms on Tundra terrain.

The unique Canadian ability is called Four Faces of Peace. Canada cannot declare "surprise wars," but it's also immune from having surprise wars declared on it. As my compatriot Steven Messner put it, we can still declare war, we just have to be nice about it. The nation will also earn bonus Diplomatic Favour based on per-turn Tourism, and extra Diplomatic Favour for completing Emergencies or Scored Competitions. 

The unique building is, of course, the Hockey Rink, which grants additional Appeal, Amenity, and bonus Culture on adjacent Snow, Snow Hills, Tundra, and Tundra Hills tiles, plus other Production, Food, Culture, and Tourism bonuses depending on where and when it's built. The unique unit is—also of course—the Mountie, which receives a combat bonus when it's fighting near a National Park. Nope, not a joke, and if you're ever in the Thunder Bay area I would strongly encourage you to check out Pukaskwa, it's lovely in the summer.

It's all very amusingly stereotypical, but there's one line in the trailer that will cut any true Canadian to the core: "As Canada, you can take advantage of the icy landscape that most other civilizations will ignore." Ouch. Please don't ignore us.

Jokes aside, Canada sounds like it could be a powerful option for players who prefer a peaceful, polite approach to world domination. Civilization 6: Gathering Storm is set to come out on February 14, 2019; along with Canadians, it will also introduce player-driven climate change and resulting environmental disasters, the World Congress, a Diplomatic Victory condition, and eight other new civilizations and leaders. Read more about it here

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Canada tames the Great White North in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. Canada’s leader is Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, remembered for his strong advocacy for uniting French and English-speaking citizens under one national banner.

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Unique Ability – Four Faces of Peace
This ability prevents Canada from declaring surprise wars on opponents or declaring war on City-States, but also ensures that surprise wars can’t be declared against Canada. Grants bonus Diplomatic Favor based on per-turn Tourism, and Canada receives extra Diplomatic Favor from successfully completing Emergencies or Scored Competitions.


Unique Building – Ice Hockey Rink
Ice Hockey Rinks grant additional Appeal and Amenity, and bonus Culture for each adjacent Snow, Snow Hills, Tundra, and Tundra Hills tile. Once the Flight technology is unlocked, grants Tourism from Culture; after unlocking the Professional Sports Civic, awards additional Production and Food; and, if built adjacent to a Stadium building, grants even more Culture. Only one Ice Hockey Rink allowed within a city’s borders.



Unique Unit – Mountie
This modern era unit has the ability to create a National Park. Mounties receive combat bonuses when fighting near a National Park, and an additional combat bonus if the National Park is owned by Canada.

Laurier Unique Ability – The Last Best West
This ability allows Canada to build farms on Tundra terrain, and reduces the cost of purchasing Snow and Tundra tiles by half. Gathering accumulated resources from Snow and Tundra tiles yields twice the usual amount.

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm adds a new civ that's got a pretty powerful starting advantage: it begins the game at sea.

This starting ability makes sense for the Maori. According to Maori legend, Kupe was a navigator who set sail from his home of Hawaiki sometime in the 10th century and discovered the then-unknown land of New Zealand. Upon returning home, he convinced others to migrate with him to this new land. Sailing, then, was in his blood.

Inspired by the tale of Kupe's discovery of New Zealand, Firaxis created the unique leader ability Kupe's Voyage, which means the civ's starting units begin the game at sea. Not only that, they receive science and culture each turn prior to settling their first city. Once settled, the Maori receive a free builder and extra population in the capital, and the palace receives additional housing and amenities.

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The Maori, led by legendary figure Kupe, set sail in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. According to Maori legend, Kupe was a navigator who set sail from his home of Hawaiki sometime in the 10th century and discovered the then-unknown land of New Zealand. Upon returning home, he convinced others to migrate with him to this new land.

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Unique Ability – Mana

“Mana” grants the Maori the Sailing and Shipbuilding technologies at the start of the game, and provides additional movement and combat strength for embarked units. Unimproved Woods and Rainforest areas yield more Production, and Fishing Boats provide additional Food and perform a Culture Bomb on adjacent tiles when constructed.


Unique Building – Marae

Replacing the Amphitheater, the Marae provides Culture and Faith to all tiles in the city with a passable feature, such as Floodplains. The Marae also provides Tourism when unlocking the technology for Flight.




Unique Unit – Toa

The Toa, a classical-era melee unit, can construct the Pa – a unique defensive structure that provides combat bonuses for allied occupying units. Toa also have the “Haka War Dance” ability, which weakens adjacent enemy units’ combat effectiveness.

Kupe Unique Ability – Kupe’s Voyage

The legendary tales of Kupe’s discovery of New Zealand inspire his unique leader ability, “Kupe’s Voyage.” The Maori civ actually begins the game at sea, and receive Science and Culture each turn prior to settling its first city. Once settled, the Maori receive a free Builder and extra population in the capital, and the palace receives additional Housing and Amenities.

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Hungary steps up to the world stage in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. Led by Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490, Hungary is a domination-focused civ that is built for rapid expansion.

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Unique Ability – Pearl of the Danube
Rivers play a big part in the prosperity of Hungary’s cities. With “Pearl of the Danube,” any district or building constructed across a river from a city center is built faster. This allows you to outpace the competition through careful city planning around rivers.


Unique Building – Thermal Bath
Replacing the Zoo, Thermal Baths provide Amenities and Production to every City Center within its range. Additionally, if there is a Geothermal Fissure within the same City’s borders, the Thermal Bath provides even more Amenities and Tourism.



Unique Unit – Huszár
The Huszár is an Industrial-era light cavalry unit that receives a Combat Bonus for every active Alliance. The more Alliances, the more bonuses Hungary’s Huszár receives.

Corvinus Unique Ability – The Raven King
Corvinus’ legacy of military conquest plays into his unique ability, “The Raven King.” Units levied from a City-State gain extra movement and combat strength, and it costs no Gold or resources to upgrade evied units. Hungary also sends two Envoys to any City-State Corvinus levies units from.



Corvinus Unique Unit – Black Army
This is a light cavalry unit unlocked once the Castles technology is researched.  The Black Army gains additional strength for adjacent levied units.

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This new launcher keeps the same core functionality of the older launcher: You can easily choose your DirectX version and quickly jump into the game, but we’ve also added sections to keep you up to date on the latest Civilization news, content and special offers. We want you to have the best experience possible with our games and it is our hope that these new launchers better connect you to the Civilization community. Stay civilized!
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It’s easy to forget that human civilisation has only been around for a tiny fraction of Earth’s history, and that mother nature is a stone cold killer. Our planet and how we affect it is the focus of Gathering Storm, the second major expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization 6. There are natural disasters capable of levelling entire kingdoms, and the constant, looming threat of man-made destruction if the environment gets too damaged through humanity’s reckless ascent. The new expansion launches on February 14th. Check out the announcement trailer below.

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