Ethiopia Pack Comes to Civilization VI July 23, Adds Cthulu Worshiping Cultists and Vampires

Civilization VI

Developer Firaxis Games have detailed the new content coming to the Ethiopia Pack for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, including Cthulu worshiping cultists, and vampires.

As detailed in the Steam news post developer update video, the pack will adding the Ethiopia civilization and leader. Ethiopia gains extra Faith through international trade routes, which can spent in new ways for a culture victory.

A new District and additional buildings will also be part of the pack. The Diplomatic Quarter grants extra culture for every embassy or delegation from a foreign civilization. It also reduces the number of spies in that and adjacent districts. One one can be built in your civilization at a time.

Consulates also provide additional Influence Points per turn, while reducing the level of enemy spies targeting the city it is in, or any city with an encampment. The Chancery will grant extra Influence, and when an enemy spy is captured or killed you will gain Science.

Secret Societies (an optional game mode with its own rules) are also available for those who have the Rise and Fall or Gathering Storm expansions. Joining a secret society unlocks another governor with four unique promotions.

They do not need to be assigned to a city, so their effects apply to your whole nation. Secret Societies also have alternate versions of buildings with additional effects.

Among the secret societies include two rather fantastical ones. The Voidsingers are Cthulu-worshiping cultists who can recruit followers in enemy cities. The Sanguine Pact are vampires, with Vampire units that grows stronger when adjacent units perish. Vampires do not die, but can be healed by pillaging.

This is hardly the first time the game has stepped into fantasy. Past updates have also added zombies and aliens to their Red Death mode.

Returning to the Ethiopia pack; the other two secret societies are the Owls of Minerva (focused on espionage), and the Hermetic Order (focused on fringe science such as ley lines and alchemy).

For those who purchased the New Frontier Pass, they will receive the Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici Persona Packs.

These grant the leader a new model and background, different gameplay bonuses, and new agendas. ” ‘Rough Rider Teddy’ excels at keeping the peace on his home continent, while ‘Magnificence Catherine’ can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism.”

You can find more information from the developer update video below.

The Ethiopia Pack launches July 23rd.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac via Steam. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we highly recommend it!)

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