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New Civilization VI Update Adds Poland, Vikings Campaign, More

Firaxis has released a sizeable update for Civilization VI today.

The new update adds the Poland civilization, as well as the Vikings Scenario pack, both of which costing you $5. If you own the Digital Deluxe version of the game, you’ll get both entirely free. Featured above, you can view a trailer introducing the new Polish civilization and what to expect, namely:

  • Led by Jadwiga, the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • One military policy slot is converted to a wildcard policy.
  • Unique Ability – Golden Liberty: Construction of forts immediately expand your territory, even overtaking opponent’s territory.
  • Unique Unit – The Winged Hussars unit: When attacking, if they do more damage than the defending unit, it pushes that unit back. If the defender can’t retreat in this action, they take additional damage.
  • Unique Building – The Sukiennice: Provides bonus production from international trade routes, and bonus gold from domestic routes.

Now for Jadwiga’s specific bonuses:

  • Jadwiga’s Unique Ability: Lithuanian Union – Any city that loses territory from gold and liberty also gets Poland’s founded religion as the majority religion in that city.
  • Jadwiga’s relics provide bonus faith, culture, and gold. Her holy sites also get additional adjacency bonuses.

It’s worth mentioning the Polish DLC also comes with a scenario that focuses on defending Central Europe from both the Ottomans and the Teutonic Knights.

Also coming in the update is the Viking Scenario pack, which adds six new city-states, three new natural wonders, and a 100-turn scenario in which you can play as either Norway or Sweden, enabling you to pillage and conquer across Europe.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently available for PC. In case you missed it, you can find my thorough review of the game here (I highly recommend it!).

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17 comments
  1. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 21, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Poland sounds expansionist as fuck

  2. FreshSnug
    FreshSnug
    December 21, 2016 at 12:41 am

    So how many male leaders are in this game? Was she really important enough to take the spotlight or did she get it because she’s a woman?

  3. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 21, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Can’t remember off the top but I’d say there are still more men than women.

  4. pomfland
    pomfland
    December 21, 2016 at 2:13 am

    She is rather important as far as Polish kings (despite popular way of addressing her, her title was that of a king) go because through marriage she tied Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Poland together by Union of Krewo (not as one entity though, they remained separate).

    She’s well distinguished for her cultural and diplomatic work, not so much for any military campaigns (from the top of my head, I can think of only one she personally led).

  5. Grey
    Grey
    December 21, 2016 at 2:38 am

    So how is this game playing these days? Have they patched it up enough to be worth grabbing or is the diplomatic AI still borked?

  6. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    December 21, 2016 at 3:54 am

    There are 15 men and 6 women now.All leaders are there because they were important to their countries.Not for what’s between their legs.

  7. MT Silver
    MT Silver
    December 21, 2016 at 4:56 am

    It seems like they’ve set the system up to have multiple leaders per civilization. And yet, they’re not there…

  8. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 21, 2016 at 7:34 am

    They’ll dripfeed them out for maximum DLC cash.

    But even with multiple leaders, we’re probably going to get a situation like with Gorgo and Pericles where one is so much better than the other that it renders the latter one irrelevant. Civ 6 is certainly not going to win any awards for game balance.

  9. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 21, 2016 at 7:39 am

    The AI is still woeful, and probably will be for years as they can’t really charge people DLC for that sort of thing.

    Against humans it’s a lot better, but there is huge differences between the strengths of various Civs. If you spawn next to Scythia controlled by any half decent player you’re pretty much screwed.

  10. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    December 21, 2016 at 8:47 am

    dear god the character designs are horrendous
    I getit than whenever womne are in power is when most wars break out triggering decades of decadence misery and ruin in their nations wich is why i understand that all the leader in a RTS are femalse as it serves as a good excuse of why the world went to war
    But is this historically acurate? i can’t remeber to many influential women in power through out history
    Mostly because women only got power right before their civilizations collapsed

  11. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    December 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    What’s wrong with your faaaaaaaceeee

  12. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    December 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Christ and I thought the character models in 3 were ugly as sin, like no disrespect to the designer but god damn these models are horrendous to my eyeballs. It’s like someone aborted a Dreamworks film onto a Risk board.

  13. kunuri
    kunuri
    December 21, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    THEY KEEP GETTING CUTER
    Jadwiga > Victoria omo

  14. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 21, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Viccy’s banshee wail when she denounces you torments my dreams.

  15. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I want Geralt instead, or someone cool like Vlad the Impaler, who can say no to Vlad?

  16. kunuri
    kunuri
    December 21, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Oh wow. I’ve been best friends with her everything single time I meet her, I’ve never heard this.

  17. Carl_Ed
    Carl_Ed
    December 22, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I’m sure someone has uploaded all the denouncements on youtube if you’re curious.

    In my case, they keep thinking I’m a warmonger for some reason, even when they attack me.