Civilization 6 Winter 2016 Update Patch Notes

The Winter 2016 update for Civilization VI has been released. This update brings various changes to the game. There are a bunch of gameplay updates, balance changes, AI tuning, bug fixes, visuals, multiplayer, UI and audio improvements. Along with the update, two new paid-for additions have been released: Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack and Vikings Scenario Pack.

Civ 6 Winter 2016 Update Notes

  • NEW
    1. Added Earth map (Standard size)
    2. Added “Alert” action for units (Put a unit to sleep until they spot an enemy unit).
    3. Scenario setup menu (Jump into Scenarios more easily within the Single Player menu. This only shows up when a single player scenario is available and enabled (as can be found in both of the new DLCs!)).
    4. Added new replay option to Wonder completion movies
  • GAMEPLAY UPDATES
    1. Religious units may now Fortify Until Healed
    2. Coastal Raids can now pillage districts in addition to the buildings within
    3. Great Admirals are no longer allowed to spawn on wonders in water tiles (ex. Huey, Great Lighthouse) so they cannot become stranded in lakes
  • BALANCE CHANGES
    1. Cities can no longer receive yields from more than one regional building per type; they take the highest (ex. production from multiple Factories)
    2. Cities can no longer receive amenities from more than one regional building per type; they take the highest (ex. amenities from multiple Stadiums)
    3. Decreased production costs of Wonders progressively (From the Industrial era (about -10%) to the Atomic era (about -40%)).
    4. Decreased production costs of all Space Race Projects by 40%.
    5. Increased research costs of Technologies and Civics progressively (From the Industrial era (about +5%) to the Information era (about +20%)).
    6. Increased Faith from Mission
    7. Increased Culture from Chateau
    8. Lowered the minimum unit upgrade cost
    9. Improved clarity on Warmongering penalties associated with taking a civ’s final city
    10. Most Civilization unique districts now require population to construct (like normal districts)
    11. Spaceport district no longer requires population to construct
  • AI TUNING
    1. Improved AI Deal negotiations and analysis
    2. Improved AI handling of Promises; including that they are more likely to agree if they like you, and also will consider how trustworthy a civ is by whether they’ve kept previous promises
    3. Improved tactical handling of Great Admirals and Great Generals
    4. Improved AI interest in Terracotta Army
    5. Improved handling of leaf techs
    6. Improved building of Forts
    7. Improved resource grabbing in late game
    8. Improved Last Viking King agenda’s analysis for who is in bottom percentage of navies
    9. Improved handling of several complaint or kudo messages from AI
    10. Rebalanced Catherine’s evaluation of the “no spying” Promise
    11. AI will not try to convert unconvertible cities
  • BUG FIXES
    1. Fixed several unique buildings that weren’t getting their yields increased by various game effects (ex. Policies)
    2. Fixed an issue that allowed the Goddess of the Harvest pantheon bonus to stack
    3. Fixed it so loading screens now show the correct text and play matching VO
    4. Fixed an issue that blocked certain relationship-based diplomatic actions
    5. Fixed an issue where incomplete Encampment districts were able to attack
    6. Fixed an issue where you could declare war on friends or allies by moving units
    7. Fixed an issue where AI could declare war on a civ with whom they were already at war
    8. Fixed an issue that caused a Multiplayer lobby to require joining players to have Additional Content that wasn’t actually needed
    9. Fixed a bug that caused Apostles to run out of promotions
    10. Fixed a bug where gaining policy slots mid-turn could block progression
    11. Fixed issues caused by trading lots of Great Works at the same time
    12. Fixed an issue where turn timers weren’t loading correctly from a save
    13. Fixed an issue where Rome’s roads would connect to too many adjacent roads
    14. Fixed issue where civs could get another civ’s exclusive agenda
    15. Fixed multiple links to the Civilopedia
    16. Fixed issue that could cause menu music to play twice and overlap itself
    17. Fixed an issue that could cause private MP games to become public
    18. Fixed multiple text & grammatical issues
    19. Fixed multiple crashes
  • VISUALS
    1. Added new art for National Parks
    2. Updated Mines for several eras
    3. Updated Swordsman
    4. Improved city fading during combat
  • MULTIPLAYER
    1. Hallowed Ground scenario is now playable on huge maps
    2. VO now plays correctly when loading a save
  • UI
    1. Resource Report now correctly shows resources from several sources: Great People abilities and Diplomatic Deals
    2. Checkboxes for toggle yields and grid now stay in sync with hotkeys
    3. Improved differentiation in Government Lens hex colors
    4. Added Defeat icon to the End Game Results screen
  • AUDIO
    1. Added sound effect for Quick Save hotkey

Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack

Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack includes the complete Polish civilization with Jadwiga, Winged Hussar unique unit, and Sukiennice unique building.

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Civilization VI Poland Scenario Pack
Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
  1. Poland’s “Golden Liberty” unique ability allows them to gain territory when they build a Fort or Encampment, even allowing them to steal territory from other civs! They also convert a Military Policy slot into a Wildcard slot, giving them extra flexibility in culture.
  2. Jadwiga allows you to spread your religion to the nearby city when you gain another civ’s territory with Golden Liberty. Her relics provide bonus Faith, Culture, and Gold.
  3. The famous Winged Hussar is strong on the attack and can push back defending units.
  4. The Sukiennice, or Cloth Hall, gives bonus Production from foreign Trade Routes, and Gold from internal Trade Routes.

Play as a great Polish noble lord in the “Jadwiga’s Legacy” Scenario: 60 Turn limit, defend Poland, Prague, and Vienna from invaders including the Teutonic Knights and Ottoman Turks. Gain glory in battle and prove yourself the greatest defender of Poland.

Vikings Scenario Pack

Vikings Scenario Pack includes:

Civilization VI Vikings Scenario Pack
Vikings Scenario Pack
  • Six new City-States added to the base game:
    1. Auckland (Industrial): Additional production for Coastal tiles.
    2. Antananarivo (Cultural): Culture bonus that increases with every Great Person earned.
    3. Armagh (Religious): Builders can construct the Monastery improvement, which provides Faith and heals religious units.
    4. Granada (Militaristic): Builders can construct the Alcazar improvement, which protects military units and provides Culture.
    5. Muscat (Trade): Bonus Amenities in cities with a Commercial Hub.
    6. Palenque (Scientific): Improved City growth for cities with a Campus.
  • Three new Natural Wonders added to the base game:
    1. Eyjafjallajökull
    2. Lysefjord
    3. Giant’s Causeway
  • Play as a great ruler of the Dark Ages in the “Vikings, Traders, and Raiders!” Scenario
    1. 100 Turn Scenario, from 787 to 1087
    2. Play as Harald Hardrada of Norway, King Canute of the Danes, or Olof Skotkonung of Sweden.
    3. Launch a naval invasion of England, conquer Paris, find Vinland with an explorer, or sail through Gibraltar and raid the Mediterranean Sea.
    4. Build a trade empire and profitable cities, or spread a religion and gain Faith for your people.
    5. Includes special art assets for leaders.
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