Civilization VI introduces the Leader Pass

Looks like Civilization VI players have more reason to start a new game and keep hitting one more round. Publisher 2K and developer Firaxis have announced the Leader Pass, which will add 18 new leaders to existing civilizations. 12 will be brand new to the series while the other six are “new versions of existing Civilization leaders”.

The Leader Pack will also add new leaders for the DLC civs, so these require an additional purchase of the Rise & Fall or Gather Storm expansions, the New Frontier Pass, or the other separate civ DLCs.

However, if you own the Civilization VI Anthology Pack, the Leader Pass is included for free. So you still own the Definitive Edition of Civ VI with all the content of the 4X strategy game.

Here’s the full leader list for all six Leader Pass packs. Italics are civilizations that are not part of the base game and require an additional purchase:

  • Large Pack of Negotiators (released November 21)
    • Abraham Lincoln (USA)
    • Queen Nzinga Mbande (Kongo)
    • Sultan Saladin (Arabia)
  • Large Commanders Pack
    • Tokugawa (Japan)
    • Nader Shah (Persia)
    • Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire)
  • Sovereigns of China Pack
    • Yongle (China)
    • Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China)
    • Wu Zetian (China)
  • Sahara Ruler Pack
    • Ramses (Egypt)
    • Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)
    • King Sundiata Keita (Mali)
  • Great Builders Pack
    • Theodora (Byzantines)
    • Sejong (Korea)
    • Ludwig II (Germany)
  • Sovereign of England Pack
    • Elizabeth I (England)
    • Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway)
    • Victoria – Age of Steam (England)

Sultan Saladin (Arabia), Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire), Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt), Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China), Victoria – Age of Steam (England), Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway) are new variants of the same leaders already in Civ VI, but with different abilities.

The Civilization VI Leader Pass will be available on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), Mac (Steam, Mac App Store), and iOS, with the first six-pack releasing November 21. Subsequent packs will be released one per month, with the last to drop in March 2023. It’s not yet known if the Leader Pass will be heading to consoles.

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