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Civilization VI gets 'New Frontier' expansion pass, promises content until March 2021

Civilization VI
Civilization VI (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • Civilization VI is an acclaimed strategy experience from 2K Games.
  • It's getting a new expansion pass starting May 21 on almost all platforms.
  • There are going to be lots of premium packs and free updates.
  • You can purchase Civilization VI through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Civilization VI is the latest installment in the acclaimed franchise. Civilization was originally created by legendary designer Sid Meier back in 1991. The series consists of many turn-based strategy games in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. You must lead a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age while dealing with all of the challenges that accompany advancement.

Civilization VI is getting a new expansion pass called New Frontier on May 21. It promises a lot of content until March 2021. You can take a look at the details below.

Welcome to the Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass, an exciting new series of new content coming to PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch that will allow you to continue your quest to become the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Through six premium add-on packs over the next year, the New Frontier Pass offers eight new civilizations, nine new leaders, and a variety of new gameplay content, including six new game modes. These add-on packs will release on a bimonthly basis from May 2020 to March 2021. In addition to these six DLC drops, we'll also be deploying six additional free updates for all Civilization VI players. These updates will include balance changes and free content, among other surprises, so look out for those in-between DLC releases. Two of Civilization VI's leaders are transformed with a new look and new abilities when you lead America and France! 'Rough Rider Teddy' excels at keeping the peace on his home continent, and 'Magnificence Catherine' can use Luxuries to overwhelm the world with Culture and Tourism. Each Persona Pack contains a brand-new take on a favorite leader, with a new leader model and background, new gameplay bonuses, and an updated agenda that reflects the changes to the leader's personality. The Persona Packs are available exclusively to owners of the New Frontier Pass and will be delivered with the second add-on pack.

Civilization VI

Source: 2K Games (Image credit: Source: 2K Games)

You can read more about the expansion pass here.

Are you going to play the New Frontier Pass content? Let us know. What do you want to see from Civilization VI in the future.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • Sid Meir is still creating the Civilization games.
  • How playable is this on console?
  • Would like to know this as well. I've played CivRev for the longest time and have been considering Civ6....
  • Very good actually! There's still room for improvement about the controls, tho. I'd like it to support mouse and keyboard
  • I didn't see anything about cost?