Beyond Earth Mod of the Week: New Horizons

Welcome to Mod of the Week, where we highlight Civilization: Beyond Earth mods created by the community. This week: New Horizons.

Firaxis Games has long been fans of the modding community, and has made a point to empower modders in ways few other studios have. We absolutely love that some of our players want to roll up their sleeves and tinker around under the hood of our games. That's how you get mods like New Horizons.

Basically a total conversion mod that changes how the Virtue system works in Civilization: Beyond Earth, New Horizons also offers substantial tweaks to tile improvements and resource yields. And that's not all: New Horizons is truly a planned total conversion, with the next upcoming major update looking to overhaul military units in-game. Creator “Machiavelli” has big plans for changing how artillery works, as well as making alien inhabitants a more prolonged threat throughout the game.

You can download New Horizons on Steam Workshop here. You can also grab it on CivFanatics here. There is also a discussion thread available on CivFanatics here, in case you have any input you’d like to share on balancing, mechanics or design.

What do you think of New Horizons? Have a mod you want to share? Tell us on Twitter at @CivGame and on Facebook. Check out a YouTube video of us playing the mod below!

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