In this thread we will be documenting all the new additions for Civilization VI in their New Frontier Pass.
This Features Thread is being complied for Civfanatics, head on over to the forums for all your Civilization discussions both for and also for games past.
TL;DR: There will be 6 packs of content, some of it will be paid DLC and some of it will be free content for players. Some of the new content will need to you have Rise and Fall installed, and some will need you to have Gathering Storm installed.
To jump to the different packs go to Maya and Gran Colombia Pack, June Update, Ethiopia Pack, Pack #3, Pack #4, Pack #5 & Pack #6.
Throughout this thread, I will put links to Wikipedia articles about the different features, if you would like to know more.
Maya and Gran Colombia Pack
Out on May 21st 2020
Civilization Leader: Simón Bolívar
Leader Agenda: Carabobo – He favours civs with highly promoted units, dislikes civs with unpromoted units, and prefers to build Encampments.
Civilization Capital: Bogotá
Civilization Bonus: Ejército Patriota – ALL units get +1 movement, Promoting a unit does not end its turn.
Leader Bonus: Campaña Admirable – Grants the Comandante General – A special Great Person that you get at the start of each era that has multiple abilities, that can be used in military (damaging surrounding units), and in cities (extra Trade Route)
Unique Unit: Llanero – Replaces Cavalry. Low maintenance, plus combat bonus for Adjacent Llaneros,
Unique Tile Improvement: Haciendas – plus Gold, Production, Housing, Plus food for adjacent Plantations, Plus production for adjacent Haciendas
Rivers: Arauca River, Apure River, Caroní River, Cauca River, Magdalena River, Meta River, Río Negro, Amazon River & Orinoco River
Mountains: Cordillera Central, Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Oriental, Guiana Highlands, Cordillera de Mérida, Cordillera de la Costa & Andes
Volcanoes: Chimborazo, Volcán Puracé, Nevado del Tolima, Volcán Cotopaxi, Guagua Pichincha, Tungurahua, Nevado del Ruiz and Galeras
Deserts: La Guajira Desert, Tatacoa Desert & Médanos de Coro
Lakes: Lake Leopoldo, Lake Valencia, Lake Tota, Laguna de la Cocha & Lake Herrera
Seas: Gulf of Darién, Gulf of Venezuela, Gulf of Paria, Gulf of Panama, Caribbean Sea, Lake Maracaibo & Gulf of Guayaquil
Cities – Caracas, Quito, Guayaquil, Maracaibo, Cartagena de Indias, Panamá, Popayán, Cuenca, Cumaná, Barinas, Cali, Valencia de Carabobo, Santa Marta, Loja, Angostura, Pasto, Nueva Barcelona, Neiva, Mérida, Portoviejo, Riobamba, Ibarra, Riohacha, Quibdó, Nueva Pamplona, Santiago de Veraguas, La Asunción, Achaguas, Honda, Socorro, Mompós, Trujillo, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Pore, Cúcuta, Mariquita, San Fernando de Apure, Medellín & Barquisimeto
- Antonio Jose de Sucre – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect:Instantly creates the strongest unit you can build. This unit receives a free promotion. This unit requires no resource maintenance.
- Francisco de Paula Santander – +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: Gives a Governor Title. Retirement Effect: +4 Combat Strength to all Heavy and Light Cavalry units within 2 tiles.
- Santiago Mariño – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: +4 Combat Strength to all Melee and Anti-Cavalry units within two tiles.
- Manuel Piar – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: +7 Combat Strength to a unit.
- Mariano Montilla – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: Units within 2 tiles gain +4 Combat Strength vs. District Defenses.
- José Antonio Páez – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: +4 Combat Strength to all Heavy and Light Cavalry units within 2 tiles.
- Antonio Nariño – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: Increase trade route capacity by 1. Grants a trader unit in the nearest city.
- Gregor MacGregor – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: Grants 1 promotion level to a military land unit and Gold equal to the 50% of the purchase cost of the unit.
- José Félix Ribas – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles. Retirement Effect: Opposing units within 2 tiles lose 30 HP.
- Rafael Urdaneta – Passive Effect: +5 Combat to units within 2 tiles.Retirement Effect: All your units within 2 tiles regain all their Movement and can attack as if they had not made attacks this turn.
Civilization Leader: Lady Six Sky
Leader Agenda: Solitary – She dislikes encroaching civs and she tries to keep her cities in a cluster near the capital.
Civilization Capital: Wak Kab’nal
Civilization Bonus: Mayab – No extra housing from Fresh Water/Coast but Farms provide more housing and gold, Amenities for each Luxury resource adjacent to the City Centre
Leader Bonus: Ix Mutal Ajaw – Cities within 6 tiles of the Capital get a boost to all yearlings, other cities away from this limit get a penalty to yields. Bonus combat strength for units within 6 tiles of the Capital
Unique Unit: Hul’che – Ranged replacement for Archer, Stronger and gets bonus against wounded opponents
Unique District: Observatory – A campus replacement that gets an adjacency bonus from Plantations and Farms.
Rivers: Belize River, Chixoy River, Motagua River, Grijalva River, Samalá River, Hondo River & Usumacinta River
Mountains: Maya Mountains, Guatemalan Highlands, Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Sierra de las Minas
Volcanoes: Hunahpú, Volcán Atitlán, Volcán Tolimán, Pacaya, Chi’gag & Santa María Volcano
Lakes: Lake Izabal, Lake Petén Itzá, Lake Amatitlán & Lake Güjia
Seas: Amatique Bay, Gulf of Honduras, Términos Lagoon, Bay of Campeche & Caribbean Sea
Cities: Palenque, Tikal, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Copán, Coba, El Mirador, Calakmul, Xunantunich, Yaxchilan, Yokib, Quirigua, Uaxactun, Toniná, Kaminaljuyu, Ucanal, Izapa, Comalcalco, Lamanai, Dzibilchaltun, Edzna, Sacul, Becan, Sayil, Mayapan, Dos Pilas, Bonampak, Kabah , Seibal, Izamal, Altar de Sacrificios, Rio Bec, Machaquila, Xtampak, Chinkultic & Xpuhil
Apocalypse Game Mode
New Disasters: A new game mode that includes new disasters like Comet Strikes, Forest Fires, Meteor Showers, Solar Flares, and bigger versions of existing disasters.
Comet Impact: Smashes into land tiles destroying improvements, units, districts, or even cities in the impact zone. Impacted tiles are replaced with an impassable Comet Lake.
Solar Flares: Affects the entire map. Pillages power-generating districts/buildings/improvements (except the Dam). Damages advanced units (GDRs especially).
New Unit: Soothsayer, can trigger Natural Disasters at the player’s command
New Competition: Appease the Gods: uses the Soothsayer to sacrifice friendly units to Volcanoes
The world enters an Apocalyptic state when climate change reaches its maximum level.
New City-States, Resources & More
3 New Natural Wonders
Bermuda Triangle – +5 Science to adjacent tiles; Naval units that pass through it receive a movement bonus and get teleported to another ocean tile.
Paititi – +# gold +2 Culture to adjacent tiles, Gold bonus on trade routes for the city that controls it, major adjacency bonus for Commercial Hubs and Theater Squares.
Fountain of Youth – +4 Faith + 4 Science, Grants units that pass it a healing buff.
2 New Resources
Maize – Bonus +gold
Honey – Luxury +food
6/7 New City States
Caguana – Cultural – Suzerain bonus: access to Batey improvement, which grants Culture based on its placement.
Hunza – Trade – Suzerain bonus: Gold bonus for trade route distance.
Lahore – Militaristic – Suzerain bonus: Access to a Faith-purchased combat unit – Nihang – with a unique promotion tree.
Singapore – Industrial – Suzerain bonus: Production bonus for each foreign trade route.
Taruga – Scientific – Suzerain bonus: Science bonus per strategic resource in cities.
Vatican City – Religious – Suzerain bonus: Religious pressure spread when activating Great People.
Mitla – Replaces Palenque
Forest Fires – Starts in a random Forest/Rainforest and spreads to adjacent Forest/Rainforest/improved plots every turn. Tiles on fire damage units and pillage improvements. Forest/Rainforests grow back with additional bonus yields.
Meteor Shower Pummels unowned land tiles pillaging improvements and damaging units. Exploring impact sites grants players a free Heavy Cavalry unit with no resource upkeep.
Diplomatic Victory gets an update, resolution change to be equal, Player lose favour for each Occupied Capital, Aid Request penalty for pollution is doubled, Increased Favor penalty for pollution to -1 Favor per 3 pollution more than average (Previously per 5 pollution, capped at -20 per turn from -10).
Anti-Air Combat Strength increased to +7 once formed into Corps and Armies (Fleets, Armadas).
Greatly reduced the chance that City-States will spawn adjacent to Natural Wonders or on top of resources.
Fixed an issue that was allowing aircraft based on Carriers as well as embarked units to count toward the Flanking bonus when attacking.
Unmet players now get a visible pie wedge in the CO2 chart.
Tweaked volcano spawn spread. Volcanoes will no longer spawn adjacent to each other. Large portions of the map are no longer skipped over. 1 volcano per continent is guaranteed. Tweaked mountain spawn locations for more intelligent placement.
Pantheon and other exploits are fixed
Red Death Season 2
Aliens – Get health regeneration – Power: Cloaking Ability (uses units from X-Com)
Zombies – Leader: Brain in a Jar; Power: When you kill a non-zombie unit, you gain more zombies, but all of your units take damage each turn
Cultists – Power – The Undying Eye: Cultists start the game with a crippled GDR. The GDR starts damaged and does not heal or gain experience normally. The GDR instead earns promotions when units sacrifice themselves to it. These promotions can then be used to return the GDR to full operation status.
Borderlords – Grieving Gift: Deploy a fake supply drop to a given location on the next turn. If another player pops the supply drop, it triggers an explosion at that location.
Jocks – Hail Mary: Small tactical nuke that can be launched from any combat unit. Has a smaller blast radius of 1 hex.
Mutants – Radiant Personalities: Mutants that start their turn in the Red Death absorb 8 Radiation Charges per turn. They spread Red Death to non-Red Death hexes automatically for 1 Radiation Charge per hex. Mutant units do not take fallout damage from mutant spread Red Death.
Preppers – Improvised Traps: Units can build the Improvised Trap that causes damage and the loss of a movement point to any unit that moves onto it. Preppers get 5 Improvised Traps per visit to an unexplored City Ruins, Raider Camp, and Supply Crate. Improvised Traps are invisible to non-Prepper factions.
Pirates – Buried Treasure: Pirates start the game with a Treasure Map to a buried treasure location indicated on their minimap. When a pirate unit of that player reaches the treasure location, the pirate is granted a unit and a new treasure map.
Mad Scientists – Defensive Inertial Shielding: All units can deploy shielding that provides a +10 combat strength while defending. While shielded, the unit has immunity to WMD Blast, Red Death, and Water Poisoning Damage
Wanderers – Road Vision: Grants active visibility on all previously revealed terrain.
Added an Observer Mode and Kick voting
Additional quality of life and AI improvements implemented
Cross-Cultural Dialogue – Founder: +1 Science for every 4 followers. (Before +1 Science for every 5 followers of this Religion in other civilizations.)
Dar-E-Mehr – Worship: This building is no longer pillaged by Environmental Effects. Still provides +3 Faith and +1 additional Faith for each Era since constructed or last repaired.
Lady of the Reed and Marshes – Pantheon: +2 Production from Marsh, Oasis, and Desert Floodplains. (Before just +1 Production from Marsh, Oasis, and Desert Floodplains.)
Feed the World – Follower: Shrines and Temple provide +3 Food and +2 Housing each. (Before Shrines and Temples provided Food equal to their Faith output.)
Gurdwara – Worship: Grants +1 Housing, +3 Faith, and +2 Food. (Before just +3 Faith and +2 Food.)
Pagoda – Worship: +3 Faith and +1 Favor (Before +3 Faith and +1 Housing)
Pilgrimage – Founder: +2 Faith for each city following this Religion. (Before +2 Faith for every city following this religion in other civilizations and City-States.)
Religious Community – now International Trade Routes give +1 gold for every temple and shrine in the origin city
Tithe – Founder: +3 Gold for each city following the Religion. (Before +1 Gold for every 4 followers of this Religion.)
Warrior Monks – Follower: Spending Faith to train Warrior Monks. Also, Culture Bomb adjacent tiles when completing a Holy Site. (Before only allowed spending to train Warrior Monks.)
World Church – Founder: +1 Culture for every 4 followers of this Religion. (Before +1 Culture for every 5 followers of this Religion in other civilizations.)
Work Ethic – Follower: Holy Site district’s Faith adjacency bonus provides production as well. (Before just +1% Production for each follower up to 15%)
New Religion Features
Holy Waters – Enhancer: Increases Healing of your religious units by +10 in Holy Site districts belonging to cities with your majority religion, or any adjacent tiles.
Sacred Places – Founder: +2 Science, Culture, Gold and Faith for each city following this Religion that has a World Wonder.
Natural Wonder Changes
Cliffs of Dover – +4 Appeal to adjacent tiles and still provides +3 Culture and +2 Gold for land tiles. (Before just+2 Appeal.)
Eye of Sahara – +2 Production and +1 Science base yield while still providing +3 Science and +1 Production once the game reaches the Atomic Era.
Yosemite – Additional +1 Food while still providing +1 Gold, +1 Science, and +2 Appeal to adjacent tiles.
Ability to change text size of the Chat Panel
Added a Page History for the Civilopedia
Ability to re-size the offers and inventory panels during Diplomacy
Cities now show the actual cost for units not the base cost
Out in July 23
Civilization Leader: Menelik II
Leader Agenda: Ethiopian Highlands. Likes Civilizations who build cities away from Hills. Dislikes those who build near Hills.
Civilization Capital: Addis Ababa
Civilization Bonus: Aksumite Legacy Its cities earn +faith from resources boosted further from international trade routes from resource rich cities. Can purchase Archaeological Museums and Archaeologists with faith.
Leader Bonus: Council of Ministers extra culture and science based on the faith output on cities founded on hills, combat bonus on hills
Unique Unit: Oromo Cavalry +combat strength +sight, no movement penalties for hills, replaces the courser
Unique Improvement: Rock-Hewn Churches built on hills or volcanic soil, can’t be built next to each other + Faith, extra faith from adjacent mountains and hills. Will only ever be pillaged not destroyed by natural disasters. +Tourism with Flight
Rivers: Awash River, Baro River, Blue Nile River, Ganale Dorya River, Shebelle River
Mountains: Ahmar Mountains, Arsi Mountains,
Deserts: Danakil Desert
Cities: Axum, Harar, Gondar, Sodo, Dire Dawa,
Teddy Roosevelt (Rough Rider) – Leader Bonus: Roosevelt Corollary – Bonus unit strength on home continent, Bonus envoys to city states you have a trade route with, Rough Rider Unit (New Frontier Pass exclusive)
Teddy Roosevelt (Bull Moose) – Leader Bonus: Antiquities and Parks – Breathtaking tiles adjacent to either a Natural Wonder or a Mountain receive +2 Science. Breathtaking tiles adjacent to either a Wonder or Woods receive +2 Culture. All tiles in a city with a National Park are +1 Appeal.
Catherine De Medici – Leader Bonus: Magnificence Catherine – Improved luxury resources get bonus culture if next to Theatre Squares or Chateaux. May initiate the Court Festival project – Bonus culture and tourism based on bonus luxury resources.
Secret Societies Game Mode
When unlocked you will be a unique Governor with four bonuses. You can not change a Secret Society once you have chosen it. AI’s are friendlier to Civs of the same Secret Society.
If you don’t unlock a Secret Society first, you can unlock them through diplomatic levels with a Civ that has already unlocked it.
Any unique Secret Societies building will replace and Civ unique building.
Initiation: Reveals Ley Lines on the map that give bonus adjacency to districts. (unlocked by finding a Natural Wonder)
Ritual: Allows you to build the Alchemical Society Building a replacement for the University +Great Engineer points, +Great Merchant points, +Production +Gold (unlocked by entering the Medieval Era)
Indoctrination: For every Great Person Ley Lines get +yield of that Great Person (Generals and Admirals give science) (unlocked by entering the Industrial Era)
Master Plan: Unlocks Occult Research, a city project that requires the Campus district. It provides Gold while active. When completed, it grants Great Merchant, Great Scientist, and Great Engineer points. It also grants Science for every Ley Line in the city (unlocked by entering the Atomic Age)
Owls of Minerva:
Initiation: +Economic Policy Slot, bonus envoy at the end of a trade route mission (unlocked by sending an envoy to a City State)
Ritual: Can build the Gilded Vault Building a replacement for the Bank, Give adjacency bonus in culture as well as gold and bonus trade route if you also have a Harbour (unlocked by entering the Medieval Era)
Indoctrination: +Wildcard Policy Slot, +Spies, +Loyalty, +Amenities spies are in home territory (unlocked by entering the Industrial Era)
Master Plan :Whenever an offensive spy mission is successful, you also gain half of the Gold, Faith, Culture, and Science that the targeted city earned that turn. Earn 3% of your Gold treasury as Gold per turn (up to 1000 Gold per turn). (unlocked by entering the Atomic Age)
Initiation: Can build the Old Gods Obelisk, Replaces the Monument, +Faith, +Great Works Slots (unlocked by finding a tribal village)
Ritual: Cities get +Gold, Science and Culture equal to 20% of their per-turn Faith Yield (unlocked by entering the Medieval Era)
Indoctrination: Unlocks the Cultist Unit, purchased with faith, can reduce loyalty in foreign cities with charges, generates Relics of the Void (unlocked by entering the Industrial Era)
Master Plan: Unlocks Dark Summoning a city project that provides lots of Faith while active and raises the power of Cultists on completion (unlocked by entering the Atomic Age)
Relics of the Void: A Journal of Next Year’s Dreams, Chorus of the Drowned, Foundation Stone, Fragment of Akkorokamui, Fungal Spore, Instructions for the Kumanthong, the Book of Dead Names, The Loveless Ones, Vessel of Nyarlathotep
Initiation: Grants a Vampire Unit in your Capital. (unlocked by destroying a Barbarian Camp)
Ritual: Grants a Vampire Unit in your Capital. Can build Vampire Castles (up to 4). Give defence, bonus yields (from surrounding tiles) and can teleport units between them in later eras. (unlocked by entering the Medieval Era)
Indoctrination: Grants a Vampire Unit in your Capital. Vampires intimidate adjacent units, lowers pillaging cost. (unlocked by entering the Industrial Era)
Master Plan: Grants a Vampire Unit in your Capital. Player can airlift between Vampire Castles. (unlocked by entering the Atomic Age)
Vampire: +combat strength from adjacent fallen enemies, don’t die but retreat with 1hp that needs to be healed (but if you kill them in their castles they die for good).
You can only have up to 4 Vampires and 4 Vampire Castles (unlocked with each Governor Bonus)
Diplomatic Quarter – Grants Diplomatic Favour from Delegations and Embassies, +1 Envoy if built next to the City Centre, Spies have reduced effectiveness on this and adjacent districts, can only build one per empire.
Consulate: +Influence Points per turn, reduces spies effectiveness in this city and cities with Encampments
Chancery: +Influence Points per turn, bonus science when you capture/kill an enemy spy
Envoy Bonuses Changes:
At 1 Envoy, you get +1 yield in your capital and on matching Tier 1 buildings. At 3 Envoys, you get +2 yield on the Consulate and matching Tier 2 buildings. At 6 Envoys, you get +3 yield on the Chancery and matching Tier 3 buildings.
Added information to the Espionage pop-up that calculates mission success probabilities.
Out in September
New Civilization 1
New Civilization 2
New Game Mode
New World Wonders
Out in November
NEW CONTENT AND GAME MODE
New Game Mode
New Great People
Out in January
New Game Mode
Out in March
New Game Mode
New World Wonders