Civilization VI’s latest DLC is the Byzantium and Gaul Pack, marking the third of six new DLC packs coming as part of the game’s New Frontier Pass. Launching on September 24, the pack adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map.
The new civilizations added in the DLC will be, as the name suggests, Byzantium and Gaul. While the leaders for those new civs won’t be announced until closer to the DLC’s launch, the developers have shared some information about how the new civilizations will play–as well as a look at some of the animation references recorded for new leaders. The new map is called the Highlands, with a fittingly mountainous terrain for the name.
The pack will also add a new game mode called the Dramatic Ages, a mode that guarantees civilizations will always enter either a Dark Age or a Golden Age every era, with more dramatic bonuses and penalties on offer. “Dark Ages in particular are more dangerous than ever,” the developer warns. “Players in Dark Ages will have a portion of their empire immediately fall into Free Cities, and Free Cities can exert pressure on other cities.” The Dramatic Ages requires either the Rise and Fall or Gathering Storm expansion to play.
While Civ 6 is now almost four years old, it’s constantly getting new updates, with three more DLC packs still to come for the New Frontier Pass. The Byzantium and Gaul Pack is included as part of the pass, or can be purchased separately for $8.99 on September 24.