The early game matters a lot in Civ 6, and all of Catherine's abilities are helpful early. I've talked them up a lot - mostly to highlight when they are useful (which is usually) and how useful they are (which is a moderate amount) - but I will just take a moment to point out, yeah, she's not totally insane or anything. The sky might be the limit when it comes to new inventions. But the sea is the final frontier in Civilization 6 when it comes to boosting resource production. God of the Sea will give you the chance to get +1 production for every fishing boat that you own, making this pantheon the best one you can get if you have a coastal civilization.
- The Civilization 6 team has shared gameplay details for France, led by Catherine de Medici. Check out the video below for more details on the French in Civ 6: France France - Catherine de Medici. It appears that Civ VI might see two Spanish leaders, likely one of them.
- Teddy Roosevelt and Catherine De Medici Persona Packs Two of Civilization VI's leaders are transformed with a new look and new abilities when you lead America and France! “Rough Rider Teddy” excels at keeping the peace on his home continent, and “Magnificence Catherine” can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism.
Civilization 6 released the New Frontier Pass in May, which will deliver six DLC packs total, with one releasing every two months. The packs include new civilizations, buildings, districts, game modes and much more. As the second DLC pack is getting ready to release, an exclusive bonus will come along with it for owners of The New Frontier Pass.
The Ethiopia Pack releases on July 23rd and will add the Ethiopian civilization to the game, as well as a new game mode, a new district, and two unique buildings. The exclusive New Frontier Pass bonus will also add two new personas for leaders of powerhouse nations. Both Teddy Roosevelt of America and Catherine De Medici of France will have alternate personas with different abilities that will be sure to add a few twists to Civilization 6 strategies.
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Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most powerful leaders in Civilization 6. America excels at building culture and military and receives bonuses when fighting on their home continent. Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt is the alternate persona with a new abilities and also a new western cowboy outfit and new background. Rough Rider Teddy still receives a +5 combat strength boost when fighting on his home continent, but also gets two envoys with city-states he has a trade route with. This encourages diplomacy with city-states and is a great way to earn envoy bonuses and become a city-state's Suzerain quickly.
Watch our Developer Update video for the scoop on all the exciting new content coming this month to the Civilization VI - New Frontier Pass. What are you most excited for in the Ethiopia Pack?
Civ 6 France
Catherine De Medici's alternate persona brings culture and tourism to France like never before. Magnificence Catherine appears with a fancy masquerade mask and focuses on building up luxury resources. Her Court Festival Project enables a theater district bonus of culture and tourism based on the excess copies of luxury resources for France. Players who enjoy going for Cultural Victory may want to try out Magnificence Catherine and hoard luxury resources for giant culture bonuses.
Both Rough Rider Teddy and Magnificence Catherine have interesting abilities and focuses that will change gameplay for their civilizations. Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider unit and new envoy ability make it easy to build a large civilization without fear of an overpowered invasion. Catherine De Medici's newfound love for luxury resources will enable players to earn culture and tourism at an alarming rate and will make settling around luxury resources a necessity.
Civ 6 Catherine De Medici
Players are already forming their game plan for the new personas. The New Frontier Pass will also introduce Ethiopia and a new game mode so there will be plenty of new features and gameplay to try on July 23rd. As the New Frontier Pass keeps releasing DLC packs bimonthly, players are in for a ton of new content for Civilization 6.
Civilization 6 is available for iOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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