Civilization VI ‘Australian Summer 2017 Update’ Now Live

This update for Civilization VI, available now for PC players and coming soon for Mac and Linux, includes some great new features, including premium DLC for the Australia civ (led by Prime Minister John Curtin) as well as free features for all PC players such as Steam Workshop and modding tools, as well as multiplayer team functionality.

Multiplayer teams and mod tools have been two of the community’s most-requested features, and we’re happy to bring them to Civilization VI. Steam Workshop will allow you to browse, add, and subscribe to mods more easily, and the other tools will make it easier for artists and modders to change the game. And in multiplayer you can team up with your friends to conquer the world together against AI or human opponents.

There are also balance changes and bug fixes in this update, ranging from trade routes to ice caps, obsolete units to AI upgrades. Please check out the complete list of changes below:

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ModBuddy will also receive additional updates in the future, as part of a modding SDK update later. These tools do not include DLL source for Civilization VI at this time.

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[BALANCE CHANGES]

 

[AI TUNING]

 

[BUG FIXES]

 

[VISUALS]

 

[MULTIPLAYER]

 

[UI]

 

 

[AUDIO]

 

 [MISC]

Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack

The team is often asked how they get their ideas for the civilizations in the game. The answer is: they listen to the community! Kongo was added to Civilization VI, as it was the most-requested civ by the community at the end of Civilization V. Australia has been a consistent top pick by our fans, and now appears in a Civilization game for the first time as premium DLC for Civilization VI.  

John Curtin was Australia’s Prime Minister during World War II, and is credited with providing both strong leadership of the country at that time, as well as establishing the country to take its place in the post-war international order. In Civilization VI, his ability “Citadel of Civilization” gives Australia bonus production when they are targeted for war.

Australia is a civ that gets bonus housing for coastal cities, bonuses for building Districts on attractive terrain, and additional production if targeted for war. Australia’s unique unit is the Digger (which replaces Infantry), and their unique improvement is the Outback Station. Australia can grow and thrive in places where other civs would struggle. The Outback Tycoon scenario is a unique, non-combat scenario where you will try to enrich your new territory in a randomly-generated Australian interior. And Uluru comes to Civilization VI, bringing religion and culture to the territory that surrounds it.

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