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Civilization VI's Second Expansion Coming On Valentine's Day

by Jill Grodt on Nov 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm is the next expansion in the long-running turn-based series about world domination. It offers nine new leaders, eight new civilizations, seven new world wonders, as well as a variety of new units, districts, buildings, and improvements.

The expansion also unleashes mother nature's wrath with new environmental effects and an ecosystem that responds to your choices. Your decisions could trigger world-ravaging natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes. These aren't all bad though; once the devastation has past, these events allow the earth to flourish. Fans can expect extensions for the Technology and Civics trees with a future era, as well as two novel scenarios: Black Death and War Machine. 

Black Death features the titular plague which decimated European populations during the Middle Ages. Gathering Storm will task you with leading the effected countries, limiting the casualty count, and keeping the economy from collapsing. 

In the multiplayer scenario War Machine, you must defend Paris from Germany's blitzkrieg assault, or ensure it's success depending on which side you choose. Replay the battles of World War II as time marches on. 

 

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm launches February 14 on PC. Get a sense of the game and check out our review for Civilization VI. If you're already have the base game, you might want to check out what we had to say about the last expansion Civilization VI: Rise and Fall