Civilization VI: Leader Pass – Features Thread

In this thread we will be documenting all the new additions for Civilization VI in their new Leader Pass.

Civilization VI Leader Pass. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.
Civilization VI Leader Pass. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

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Leaders Pass Overview

There will be 13 new leaders and 6 updates to existing leaders released between November 21 2022 and March 2023.

For Windows PC, if you purchase Civilization VI Anthology (or purchase all of the content that’s included in it separately at any time), you’ll be eligible to receive the Leader Pass for no additional charge. For Mac App Store and iOS, the Civilization VI: Leader Pass is available for individual purchase only.

Jump to Pack Information

Pack 1: Great Negotiators (November 21, 2022)

Abraham Lincoln of America

Abraham Lincoln. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Abraham Lincoln of America
Civilization Capital: Washington
Leader Agenda: Preserver of the Union – Favors civilizations with the same type of government, dislikes civilizations that have different governments, and really dislikes civilizations with different governments of the same era as its own.
Leader Bonus: Emancipation Proclamation – Industrial Zones give +Amenities. Receive a free Melee unit after constructing Industrial Zones and their buildings. The free unit does not require resources when created or to maintain and receives +Combat Strength.

Queen Mbande Nzinga of Kongo

QUEEN MBANDE NZINGA. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Queen Mbande Nzinga of Kongo
Civilization Capital: Kabasa
Leader Agenda: Decolonisation – Likes civilizations on continents where she has no cities. Dislikes civilizations that have a city on her home continent.
Leader Bonus: Queen of Matamba and Ndongo – Cities receive +Yields if on the same continent as your Capital (Including your Capital), -Yields if on another continent.

Sultan Saladin of Arabia

Saladin. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Saladin the Sultan of Arabia
Preferred ReligionIslam
Civilization Capital: Cairo
Leader Agenda: Sultan of Egypt and Syria – Likes civilizations that have founded a Religion but not brought it to one of his cities. Dislikes civilizations that bring him their Religion.
Leader Bonus: The Victorious – +Flanking and Support Bonus to all Combat and Religious units.

Pack 2: Great Commanders (December 15, 2022)

Tokugawa of Japan

Tokugawa of Japan. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Tokugawa of Japan
Civilization Capital: Tokyo
Leader Agenda: Sakoku – Dislikes those who have conquered other player’s original capitals
Leader Bonus: Bakuhan – International Trade Routes receive -25% Yields and Tourism, but Domestic Trade Routes provide +Culture, +Science, and +Gold for every Specialty District at the Destination. Cities within 6 tiles of Japan’s capital receive 100% Loyalty [+ Amenities if you only have the base game] and after researching Flight receive +1 Tourism for every District

Nader Shah of Persia

Nader Shah of Persia. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Nader Shah of Persia
Civilization Capital: Mashhad
Leader Agenda: Jazayerchi – Likes civilizations with a high amount of land units. Dislikes civilizations with a low amount of land units.
Leader Bonus: Sword of Persia – + Combat Strength when attacking full Health Units. Cities not founded by Nader Shah receive + Faith and + Gold on Domestic Trade Routes.

Muhteşem Suleiman of the Ottomans

Muhteşem Suleiman of the Ottomans. Image Credit: Firaxis Games.

Civilization Leader: Muhteşem Suleiman of the Ottomans
Civilization Capital: Istanbul
Leader Agenda: Golden Age of Suleiman – Impressed by any civilization that earns a Golden Age. Dislikes those in Dark Ages.
Leader Bonus: The Magnificent – + Science and Culture when in a Golden Age or Heroic Age. +Combat Strength when not in a Golden Age or Heroic Age against Civilizations who are also not in a Golden Age or Heroic Age.

Pack 3: Rulers of China (January 19, 2023)

Civilization Leader: Yongle (China)
Civilization Capital: Beijing
Leader Agenda: Yinding – Likes Civilizations with positive income per turn, dislikes civilizations with negative income per turn.
Leader Bonus: Lijia – All Cities receive Projects where they can convert 50% of their Production into Food, Faith, or 100% if it is Gold. Cities with 10 or more Population receive +Gold, +Science, and + Culture per turn for each Population in the city.

Civilization Leader: Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China)
Civilization Capital: Xi’an
Leader Agenda: Sihai – Wants all the Barbarians following his side. Does not like civilizations that destroy Barbarian Outposts
Leader Bonus: Thirty-Six Stratagems – Melee units receive the Convert Barbarians action. This action converts Barbarian units into your units, but it removes the melee unit.

Civilization Leader: Wu Zetian (China)
Civilization Capital: Shendu
Leader Agenda: Court Intrigue – Likes civilizations who pose no threat. Dislikes civilizations with strong militaries or ones with nearby cities
Leader Bonus: Manual of Entrapment – All offensive Spies operate at 1 level higher. Whenever an offensive spy mission is successful, you also gain 50% of the Culture and Science that the targeted city earned that turn. Receive a free spy (and extra spy capacity) after discovering Defensive Tactics.

Pack 4: Rulers of Sahara (February 16, 2023)

Civilization Leader: Ramses II (Egypt)
Civilization Capital: Thebes
Leader Agenda: Ma’at – Clears all features and improves all possible tiles. Likes civilizations with a high percentage of improved tiles. Dislikes civilizations with low percentage of improved tiles or that found National Parks.
Leader Bonus: Abu Simbel – Gain Culture equal to 15% of the construction cost when finishing Buildings and 30% when completing Wonders.

Civilization Leader: King Sundiata Keita (Mali)
Civilization Capital: Niani
Leader Agenda: Lion of Mali – Wants to be the civilization with the most Tourism, dislikes those who compete in Tourism.
Leader Bonus: Sogolon – It costs less Gold to recruit Great People and the Market gains 2 Great Writing slots.

Civilization Leader: Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)
Civilization Capital: Râ-Kedet
Leader Agenda: Basilike Ge – Tries to build up Food, and likes civilizations that also focus on Food.
Leader Bonus: Arrival of Hapi – Resources along Floodplains receive + Food and +1 Culture. Owned Floodplains tiles grant +1 Appeal to adjacent tiles instead of usual -1.

Pack 5: Great Builders (March 15, 2023)

Civilization Leader: Theodora (Byzantines)
Civilization Capital: Constantinople
Leader Agenda: New Rome – Tries to build up Culture, and likes civilizations that also focus on Culture.
Leader Bonus: Metanoia – Holy Sites provide Culture equal to their adjacency bonus. Farms provide a Faith adjacency to Hippodromes and Holy Sites.

Civilization Leader: Sejong (Korea)
Civilization Capital: Seoul
Leader Agenda: Neo-Confucianism – Friendly to backwards civilizations that are lacking in Science and Culture.  Dislikes civilizations that are ahead of him in Science and Culture.
Leader Bonus: Hangul – When you complete your first Technology from a new Era, receive double your Science per turn as Culture.

Civilization Leader: Ludwig II (Germany)
Civilization Capital: Munich
Leader Agenda: Eternal Enigma – Likes civilizations that do not keep the maximum number of Districts in each city. Dislikes civilizations that build as many districts as possible.
Leader Bonus: Swan King – Wonders, even if not finished, receive + Culture for every adjacent District. This Culture is displayed in the City Yields. All Culture adjacencies provide Tourism after discovering Castles.

Pack 6: Rulers of England

Bonus Content

Julius Caesar of Rome

Civilization LeaderJulius Caesar of Rome
Civilization Capital: Rome
Leader Agenda: Gallic Wars – Hates barbarians. Likes civilizations that clear out barbarian outposts. Does not like civilizations that ignore barbarian outposts.
Leader BonusVeni, vidi, vici – +Gold for conquering a city for the first time; +bonus gold when destroying a barbarian outpost. This is boosted after researching Steel.
Information: Free for players who have their account linked to 2K. Available November 21, 2022


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