Civilization VI Leader Pass adds Honest Abe, Liz One, and other celebs

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Following on from this weekend’s leak, developer Firaxis has officially announced the Civilization VI Leader Pass, which will see the coming months roll out a who’s who of famed leaders, dictators, and visionaries to the grand strategy sequel.

The first DLC drop, “The Great Negotiators” will launch on November 21 and will bring with it diplomatic masters Abraham Lincoln (United States) Queen Nzinga Mbande (Kongo), and Sultan Saladin (Arabia). Each leader brings to the table bespoke skills and abilities to help players grow and expand their presence within their home territories as well as in the global political picture.

The remaining five packs, which are yet to be dated, contain the following DLC leaders. All packs will be released by spring 2023.

  • Great Commanders Pack: Tokugawa (Japan), Nader Shah (Persia), and Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire).
  • Rulers of China Pack: Yongle, Qin Shi Huang the Unifier, and Wu Zetian (All China).
  • Rulers of the Sahara Pack: King Ramses (Egypt), Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt), King Sundiata Keita (Mali).
  • Great Builders Pack: Theodora (Byzantine Empire), Sejong (Korea), and Ludwig II (Germany).
  • Ruler of England Pack: Elizabeth I (England), Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway), and Victoria: Age of Steam (England).

Note that some of the included leaders will require their respective scenarios and expansions in order to play. (For example: Nader Shah requires the previously releases Persia & Macedon Scenario Pack).

The Civilization VI: Leader Pass is included as part of the Civilization VI Anthology. It will also be available to purchase separately on Steam and Epic Game Store. A price was not revealed.

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