Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass – Features Thread

Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

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 Civfanaticshead 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, 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

Gran Colombia

Simón Bolívar leader of Gran Colombia. Image Credit: Firaxis.
Simón Bolívar leader of Gran Colombia. Image Credit: Firaxis.

Civilization LeaderSimón Bolívar
Leader Agenda: Carabobo – He favours civs with highly promoted units, dislikes civs with unpromoted units, and prefers to build Encampments.
Civilization CapitalBogotá
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
CitiesCaracas,  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

Comandante Generals

  • 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.

Maya

Lady Six Sky leader of The Maya. image credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization LeaderLady 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 BonusIx 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 DistrictObservatory – 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.

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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 

New Disasters

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.

Associated Patch

Victories

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).

Fixes/Balances

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

Ethiopia Pack

Out in July

Ethiopia

Civilization Leader
Leader Agenda
Civilization Capital
Civilization Bonus:  
Leader Bonus
Unique Unit
Unique Improvement

New Leader

Persona Packs

Teddy Roosevelt – Leader Bonus: Rough Rider Teddy – “excels at keeping the peace on his home continent” (New Frontier Pass exclusive)
Catherine De Medici – Leader Bonus: Magnificence Catherine – “can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism” (New Frontier Pass exclusive)

Secret Societies Game Mode

New District

Pack #3

Out in September

New Civilization 1

New Civilization 2

New Leader 1

New Leader 2

New Content and Game Mode

Pack #4

Out in November

New Civilization

New Leader

NEW CONTENT AND GAME MODE

New Great People

Pack #5

Out in January

New Civilization

New Leader 1

New Leader 2

NEW CONTENT AND GAME MODE

Pack #6

Out in March

NEW CIVILIZATION

NEW LEADER

NEW CONTENT AND GAME MODE

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