Civilization VI announces new Leader Pass DLC, adds a dozen new leaders

Civilization VI

Over a year after Firaxis released the Civilization VI Anthology, what they dubbed the “complete” experience “all in one bundle,” they’ve announced more DLC for the game.

The developer has announced a new “Leader Pass” for the long-running 4X strategy game, which adds a dozen leaders to shake things up with new traits and personalities. Furthermore, there will be six “new takes” on existing leaders.

“The Leader Pass encourages you to break out of your comfort zone with new approaches to diplomacy, war, expansion, and more,” 2K said.

Each leader in the new pack comes with a “suite of surprising new or updated abilities,” alongside new agendas that’ll “change the way you play over five exciting months of world domination.”

Like their previous season passes, this new Leader Pass will roll out in six separate DLC packs starting with the Great Negotiators pack on November 21st:

Civilization VI Leader Pass

Pack 1: Great Negotiators

  • Abraham Lincoln (United States)
  • Queen Mbande Nzinga (Kongo)
  • Sultan Saladin (Arabia)

Pack 2: Great Commanders

  • Tokugawa (Japan)
  • Nader Shah (Persia)3
  • Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire)4

Pack 3: Rulers of China

  • Yongle (China)
  • Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China)
  • Wu Zetian (China)

Pack 4: Rulers of Sahara

  • Ramses (Egypt)
  • Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)
  • King Sundiata Keita (Mali)4

Pack 5: Great Builders

  • Theodora (Byzantines)5
  • Sejong (Korea)6
  • Ludwig II (Germany)

Pack 6: Rulers of England

  • Elizabeth I (England)
  • Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway)
  • Victoria – Age of Steam (England)

Here’s a new trailer:

Civilization VI has been available for Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, find our thorough written + video review for the base game here.

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