50 votes, 41 comments. 404k members in the civ community. And now it's 4 AM! Just one more turn. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Platinum Edition is the perfect entry point for PC gamers who have yet to experience the addictive gameplay that has made Civilization one of the greatest game series of all time. The package includes Sid Meier's Civilization VI, six DLC packs as well as the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions. Civilization VI offers new ways to expand your empire and compete against history’s greatest leaders to build a civilization that will stand the test of time. Epic Nintendo Switch Steam PS4 Xbox One. Rise and Fall is an Expansion pack to Sid Meier’s Civilization 6, developed by Firaxis. This pack includes:. The all-new Great Ages. Systems of Loyalty and Governors. Expands existing systems. Adds 8 new civilizations and 9 new leaders. And much more, including items, districts, buildings, etc. Buy Sid Meiers Civilization VI The Platinum Edition on the official 2K Store. Including 6 DLC packs and the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions.
Many gamers all around the world have been playing online games with friends and the Epic Games Store has given a new free option: Civilization 6. The game is free to download from the Epic Games Store with no prerequisites whatsoever. This title is normally $59.99 USD so now is the perfect time to grab it before it's too late.
However, some players already have Civilization 6 installed via Steam. As one of the biggest features of the Sid Meier's Civilization games is the ability to play with others, some players may be worried if there is crossplay available between the game if players received it from different means.
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Luckily for Civilization 6 players, there is crossplay available between copies purchased from Steam and those purchased or gotten for free from the Epic Games Store. However, players should note that there isn't crossplay between consoles, PC, and mobile.
In order to quickly join up with friends, players need to use Civ 6's join code feature. The host player will have to send out the game's join code to those they want to join. Those who want to join have to input the code on their end so that they may join. This feature allows for players to play together whether they're playing the Steam version or the Epic Games Store version.
To input a code when performing crossplay, players should select the multiplayer option on the main menu and then select the 'Internet (Unified PC Play)' option that comes up. This will only work with PC versions and is not available for Mac and Linux players. Due to the influx of new players, some players are noting some server crashes or an inability to connect, so players should be prepared for that to occur.
While Sid Meier'sCivilization 6 is currently free, the currently available DLC is not, so players should get a feel for the game before making any committal purchases. Players should also note that the Steam version of Civilization 6 isn't free and the free version can only be gotten from the Epic Games Store.
With Civ 6's new unified PC play, even more players can enjoy Civilization 6 together and compete with each other over global conquest and domination.
Civilization 6 is available for iOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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Think Steam's measly 10% off Winter Sale deal on Civilization VI was unimpressive? Here's four better deals.
The Winter solstice is now behind us and the season has officially begun, so have the ever popular PC Gaming Winter Sales. Of course there are deals all over the map but one of the hottest offers is on the PC exclusive and recent October 2016 launch Civilization 6. The popular strategy series title is discounted at multiple retailers but the best Civilization 6 deal is 34% off after coupon.
Best Civilization VI Winter Deal
- Civilization VI Digital Deluxe: $58.39 (Steam)
- Civilization VI: $44.99 (Steam)
- Total 25% off, no coupon required
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Digital Deluxe: $52.52 (Steam) Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: $39.34 (Steam) Total 34% off, Use Coupon: DEALZON15
The voucher/coupon code is entered in at the first stage of checkout under the 'Vouchers' section at GMG. There you'll need to switch from the default 'Gift Card' tab over to the 'Vouchers' tab and enter in the code for the 10% extra savings. One extra step compared to directly applying the codes at GMG from the past, but not really much of a hassle.
The best deal from the Winter Sale bunch is of course GMG, where the price of the Standard Edition drops from $59.99 to its historic low of $39.86 - the first time she's dropped below the $40 mark. This beats out the 20% to 25% discount you see in most 2016 Winter Sales (e.g. the DLGamer deal we listed above as alternative). You'll also find similar discount at WinGameStore for 20% off to $47.99 for the Standard Edition of Civilization VI - but its a moot point to mention given the two other much cheaper prices listed above. With the Steam Store price on Civilization VI only at 10% off for Standard and 15% off for Deluxe - it's clear who the winners are for bargain hunters.
The discount at GMG is set to run through December 26 at 9AM Pacific. That gives you just past Christmas to claim Civ VI at its lowest price to date. If you're a hardcore Civ fan, we think springing the extra $10 for the Digital Deluxe Edition will be well worth it, given the additional Civilization Packs are priced at $5 each (hence their mixed reviews thus far from users).