The new DLC pack for Sid Meier's Civilization VI dropped today, and it came with a surprise not mentioned in the patch notes or promotional materials. Users who logged into Civ 6 today after installing the DLC pack or updating to the latest patch found themselves greeted with a new multiplayer mode called 'Internet (Unified PC Play).' With no talk of the mode prior to the surprise release, it left many users wondering just what it was, and, more importantly, whether or not it enables the holy grail feature Civ 6 players have been waiting for. No, not automated city management or puppet mode, though that would be nice too. The question is: does this new mode enable cross-platform multiplayer?
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The answer, unfortunately, is no. This new mode is meant to bridge players between Steam and the Epic Games store. So while cross-platform play remains available across Windows, Mac, and Linux — provided all systems have the same game version and DLC activated — you still can't play multiplayer Civilization VI between PC and iOS, Playstation 4, or Nintendo Switch. Yeah. Bummer. But there's some bright news too.
Civilization VI is now free, yes, completely free, for a limited time on the Epic Games store. That's a $60 value, at least at retail price, though savvy users could obtain the game and all of its DLC for as low as $30 a few weeks ago through various promotions throughout the web. If you want to pick up the game along with its previous two expansions, Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, that's available for $40 on Epic. The new DLC season pass runs for the same price and includes today's Maya and Gran Columbia Pack, which you can read more about here. Head to the Epic Games Store and pick up your free copy of Civilization VI today. The offer is available now through 11AM Eastern Time on May 28th.
Civilization® VI is the award-winning experience. Expand your empire across the map, advance your culture, and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time.
Civilization VI or Civ VI is a turned based strategy game that was first released in 2016. The object of the game is to develop a civilization from a settlement to a world power. In 2016, Firaxis Games launched Civilization VI or shortly known as CIV 6 of the Civilization game series for Microsoft Windows. In the next series of years, the game has been updated in the context of support. Now, you can play it on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac Os, Linux, and iOS operating.
Start With 20 Historical Leaders
Prior to today, Civilization VI was not available at the Epic Games Store. It makes its debut as the latest free title, and one of the most high profile ones to day. While not a brand new game. Right click Civilization VI from the Steam Library menu and select Properties. Under the Local Files tab, select Verify Integrity of Game Cache. Once that completes, relaunch Civilization VI and your downloadable content should then display properly within the game. Unable to join a LAN game between a Mac App Store and Steam Mac player.
Veteran players have new ways to build and tune their civilization for the greatest chance of success. New tutorial systems introduce new players to the underlying concepts so they can easily get started.
Expand With Rise and Fall
In the Rise and Fall expansion, successful leadership of a civilization can send it into a prosperous Golden Age, but falling behind can usher in a Dark Age. Respond well to the challenges of a Dark Age, and your civilization can rise again into renewal with a Heroic Age.
Prepare for the Gathering Storm
The choices you make in the Gathering Storm expansion will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of the entire planet. Natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes can pillage or destroy your Improvements and Districts - but they may also refresh and enrich the lands after they pass.
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Try New Civilizations & Scenarios
Expand your Civilization VI experience throughout world history with new challenges and leaders from Australia, Macedon, Nubia, Poland, and more in the six unique Civilization & Scenario Packs.