Civilization 6's Leader Pass is official, adds 18 leaders across 6 DLCs

Civilization 6’s Leader Pass is official, adds 18 leaders across 6 DLCs

2K and developer Firaxis have officially announced the previously disclosed Leader Pass for Civilization 6, adding 18 leaders to the 4X strategy favorite across six DLC releases.

12 of the 18 leaders featured in the DLC are new to Civilization 6, while six are described as “new takes” on existing leaders. Each is said to offer “surprising new or updated abilities”, as well as “inventive programs that will change the way you play”.

The first are Abraham Lincoln (representing the United States), Queen Nzinga Mbande (Kongo) and Sultan Saladin (Arabia), all of whom arrived as part of the diplomacy-focused big negotiating package on November 21. 2K has yet to provide launch dates for the remaining five DLC versions of the Leader Pass, but all are expected before the end of March 2023.

Fingers crossed they look like this in the game.

Expect the second DLC – the Great Commanders Pack – to feature Tokugawa (Japan), Nader Shah (Persia) and Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire), while pack three, Rulers of China Pack, adds Yongle, Qin Shi Huang the Unifier, and Wu Zetian. There are a few additional DLC stipulations worth noting here: Nader Shah is only available to players who own the Persia & Macedon Scenario Pack, and Suleiman the Magnificent is dependent on owning Civilization 6’s Gathering Storm expansion.

Pack four – titled Rulers of the Sahara Pack – features Ramses (Egypt), Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt) and King Sunjata Keita (Mali), and the focus shifts to the Grand Builders for pack five, with appearances from Theodora (Byzantines), Sejong (Korea) and Ludwig II (Germany). Again, there are additional DLC requirements here: King Sundiata Keita is tied to Gathering Storm, Theodora needs the New Frontier Pass and Byzantium & Gaul Pack, and players will need the Rise & Fall expansion to use Sejong.

Rounding out the six DLC releases of the Leader Pass, presumably March next year, is the Ruler of England Pack, featuring Elizabeth I (England), Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway) and Victoria – Age of Steam (England).

There’s no word yet on Civilization 6’s Leader Pass pricing, but it will be available on PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), Mac, and iOS. 2K says it will also be included in the Civilization 6 Anthology Bundle for new and existing players.

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