Civilization VI Rulers of the Sahara DLC Pack available now

Civilization VI

2K games has released the newest DLC pack for the Civilization VI: Leader Pass, this time taking players to Ancient Egypt.

The new content pack contains three new leaders focusing around the history of Egypt and Mali.


Here’s a rundown of each of the new leaders curtesy of 2K Games:

Civilization VI: Rulers of the Sahara

Ramses (Egypt)

After assuming the throne in his mid 20s, Ramses went on to become one of the greatest and most powerful pharaohs of the Egyptian Empire. He’s remembered not only for his military campaigns, but also for ambitious building projects like the temples at Abu Simbel and Ramsseum. In-game, this translates to a desire to improve as many tiles as possible, as well as a dislike of Civilizations that fail to improve their tiles or that found National Parks.

New Ability: Abu Simbel

  • Gain Culture equal to 15% of the construction cost when finishing Buildings and 30% when completing Wonders.

Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)

In the early days of Cleopatra’s reign, even before the conflict with her brother Ptolemy XIII, she had to deal with a number of pressing issues including debts to the Roman Republic and a drought-induced famine. Concerned that her subjects in Alexandria wouldn’t have enough to eat and that this could lead to unrest, Cleopatra opened granaries to the public and decreed that crops could no longer be traded away from the capital. Since Egypt was a significant source of food for Rome even during these challenging times, Cleopatra likes Civilizations with high food output and dislikes those with low food output.

New Ability: Arrival of Hapi

  • Resources along floodplains receive +1 food and +1 culture.
  • +1 appeal on floodplains instead of standard -1.

King Sundiata Keita (Mali)**

Known as the Lion of Mali, Sundiata Keita grew up being unable to walk; when his father died, he and his mother were exiled to the kingdom of Mema. After proving himself able to hunt and fight there, he returned home to Mali to defeat the sorcerer-king Soumaoro Kante, inspiring generations of poets to tell his story in the historical epic Sunjata. Sundiata’s Lion of Mali agenda causes him to dislike Civilizations who compete for Tourism.

New Ability: Sogolon

  • It costs 20% less gold to Recruit Great People and the Market gains 2 Great Writing slots.
  • Great Works of Writing receive +4 Gold and +2 Production.

They also shared new trailers showcasing each new leader, found below here:

You can find more information about the Civilization VI: Leader Pass here. The Leaders of the Sahara is set as the fourth pack out of a planned six.

Civilization VI has been available for Windows PC (via SteamGOG, 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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