Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – New Features Explained
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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – New Features Explained

August 9, 2019

The second expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI introduces an active planet where geology and climatology present unique new challenges. Face the threat, and reap the bounty, from natural disasters, manage your power sources wisely, and unite with leaders of other civilizations to find solutions to the challenges of a changing climate. Rise and flourish in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. ACTIVE WORLD There’s no escaping the power of nature as it shapes your world and affects your people’s fortunes. Where you settle will have consequences that affect your civilization forever, as each terrain faces its own environmental challenges. Natural disasters can pillage or destroy your improvements and Districts, but they may also refresh and enrich the lands after they pass. VOLCANOES Volcanoes offer high risks, but high rewards, as eruptions can devastate surrounding areas, but volcanic soil is highly fertile and valuable. STORMS Storms are unpredictable, varying in size and impact. Desert sandstorms or ocean hurricanes can wreak havoc across your civilization, but also offer a chance of improved food yield in their wake. Blizzards and tornadoes are the most destructive of the storms, though Blizzards may have some nice benefits if you’re playing as Russia, while grassland tornadoes cause nothing but destruction. Weather every storm to rebuild stronger and smarter. FLOODS The incredible benefits of settling near rivers now come with the additional dangers of flooding. Floods can destroy and pillage improvements, with even greater damage during severe flooding; but they also offer a chance of greater food yield afterwards. You can prevent river flooding by building a dam, or coastal flooding using new technologies like the Flood Barrier. CLIMATE CHANGE The complexity of climate change is the final environmental challenge your people will face. As the game progresses and civilizations consume certain fuel resources, carbon dioxide will be released, leading to higher global temperatures and unique consequences, including increased storms or flooding, and rising sea levels. POWER AND CONSUMABLE RESOURCES While climate can destroy your civilization, resources will build it. Strategic Resources are now divided into Fuel, to meet the Power needs of your cities and late game units, and Material, to make resource-dependent units POWER SUPPLY Once a city has a Fuel supply – like coal or oil – and the appropriate Power Plant, the city automatically converts the stockpiled Fuel into Power. Power is especially important from the industrial era onwards. Buildings in a city to need it function at full performance, with unpowered buildings producing less than half their normal yield. Military units also require Material and Fuel resources for production and maintenance, with resource-deficient units becoming weaker in combat. But be aware, your management of Fuel will directly affect the world’s temperature and the climate consequences your people will face. Alternatively, you may build green energy sources later in the game, such as hydroelectric dams and wind farms. NUCLEAR POWER Nuclear Power Plants can also provide cities with green power, adding only light carbon emissions, but the chances of a Nuclear Accident will increase as the Power Plant ages. Depending on the severity of the accident, the surrounding area will be subject to fallout, just as if a nuclear weapon had detonated. You can protect from this by performing maintenance on the Nuclear Power Plant as a project. WORLD CONGRESS The true test of facing global changes is working with other civilizations. Make your voice heard among the other leaders during meetings of the World Congress, and craft a path toward Diplomatic Victory. Earn Diplomatic Favor through Alliances, influencing city-states, competing in World Games, participating in Peace Accords, and more. Use your Favor to help or hinder others. Extract promises from leaders, increase the weight of your votes, or propose resolutions that will affect all civilizations. All Emergencies now fall under the oversight of the World Congress, and must be requested and passed through a Special Session before they will receive aid. Now more than ever, the fate of the world will be decided by every nation. 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGIES & CIVICS The new Future Era is an uncertain time with the potential for wild discoveries. In each new game the Technology and Civics trees for this era are randomized, revealing different costs and prerequisite paths as the game progresses. Players will need to choose their research projects wisely to uncover these futuristic marvels. Combat adverse environmental effects with speculative ideas such as relocating your population out to seasteads; develop advanced technologies and AI to recapture carbon emissions; and discover new items to help achieve Science, Culture, and Domination Victories. NEW LEADERS AND CIVILIZATIONS Eight new civilizations and nine new leaders are introduced including Hungary, Maori, Canada, Inca, Mali, and Sweden. Each brings unique bonuses, gameplay, units, and more. NEW CONTENT The world is larger than ever with new world wonders, natural wonders, and units, including the GDR and Rock Band. Bend the map to your will with, new improvements like Railroads, Mountain Tunnels, and the Canal district, and survive the greatest disasters in history in the new scenarios The Black Death, and War Machine. In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm the world is more interconnected and complex. You must contend with the power of nature, planning for disasters and rebuilding after them, all while navigating diplomatic relations with the rest of the planet. Every path will affect your environment and impact the planet’s future. How will you conquer the elements, and what kind of world will you create in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm? FEBRUARY 14, 2019


  • Reply Sid Meier's Civilization January 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm

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    What do you think of the gameplay features in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm? What features are you most excited about in the expansion?

  • Reply Kerry Mayers February 19, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Are there gonna be any more expansions ???

  • Reply ResiK StrategiK February 19, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I have written 3 times to your support and still have not received any answer or help!!!!!!!! I have the world congress bugged, couse I can't send my votes on any resolution. This is the link of the video I have sent 3 times to your assistance (2 times to Italian one and 1 time to the USA one), it shows the bug – even if it is in italian I'm sure you will see the problem
    As you can see I can't select any civilization I've met before and I can't select my one. Also where I haven't to select the civilization and I can select my votes, I can't send them at the end of the resolution. Also sometimes I do not even know about what we are going to vote couse it doesn't show me the argument of the resolution.

    I apologize for my bad english, but I'm waiting a week someone's answer and I hope you will answer me, couse I have spent a lot of money for this DLC (!!!!!!!) and can't still play normally, a week since the game comed out.

    I have already upgrated all drivers on my pc, and I have already reinstalled the game. It hasn't help me. There are some others that have this problem. Not many but they are (I have found them on a forum on steam while they were discussing about this bug).

    Please do something as soon as possible. I want to play online with friends but for this bug I can't do it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply matuutam February 19, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Why is Austria not a playable nation?

  • Reply Paulius Papreckis February 20, 2019 at 3:26 am

    When is it coming for iOS? Or Macs?

  • Reply Krispyshots February 20, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Should add nuclear winter too, but not as a reprieve from warming effects

  • Reply Dinraal February 20, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Any Switch release date for all DLC?

  • Reply Tijuana February 20, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Looks like trash. Won't be buying.

  • Reply AL V February 21, 2019 at 4:12 am

    Next expansion they will introduce liberal civilizations where everyone is trans. It will come with a new game mode “Liberalism”. In this mode you start with an advanced civilization but because of the civilization’s socialist views, it’s a race to the bottom. The first to Venezuela (destroy) their civilization first and send them back to the Stone Age is supposed to be the winner but due to Liberalism, they get nothing, that’s because in this new mode everybody is a winner! Participation trophies for all players.

  • Reply Moh Tor February 21, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Finally, canals!!!

  • Reply dot com February 21, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Yet again another civilization release with useless AI. its so boring playing against an AI that cant fight back.

  • Reply King Hdog February 22, 2019 at 5:20 am

    They should put a sand box mode for lazy people like me.

  • Reply 桑Lop February 22, 2019 at 8:55 am

    switch update plzzzzzzzz!!!!!!

  • Reply Ice Invein February 23, 2019 at 4:08 am

    What Civ needs is the leader to change after X turns and players have the ability to search for the next leader depending on their play style.

  • Reply Muqsith Ramadhan February 23, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Please add earthquake and tsunami

  • Reply MariuszB February 23, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Civilization VI is like loading loading loading waiting waiting loading loading……..

  • Reply Spacedave2000 February 23, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    So far the game adds Globalization, man made climate change and removes Nationalism and so far any sort of Religious Units (so far at least I wasn't able to build any?). World voting. CO2 climate 'change'. Carbon Emissions and such. Sigh. Why not just name it , "SJW revision DLC".

  • Reply Daniel H February 24, 2019 at 2:21 am

    I want "One more turn" to be my last words before I die.

  • Reply Justin Thompson February 24, 2019 at 5:01 am

    does the little world congress flag change depending on the geography of the map?

  • Reply Noel Gahagan February 24, 2019 at 11:33 am


  • Reply Douglas Oak February 24, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Stay away from this giant steaming pile of shit! These people no fuck all about memory management garbage collection. Each game is crap shoot as to whether the end game state will grow to point of overload and collapse. Even on high end machines this a problem.

    Of course you won't know this is a problem till 300-500 turns in or HOURS of fucking game play.

    Absolute garbage code!

  • Reply Bare Jon February 24, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    make dlcs to civ5!!!

  • Reply Jason Williams February 24, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    The Sea Level feature needs to be massively patched… There is no functional way to avoid having Level 3 flooding, even if I produce NO power, the rest of the Civs produce enough that in most games, it hits Level 2 or 3 even before Oil Plants are researched. And Nuke Plants, not only is their production of CO2 is a complete disregard of reality, but the fear-mongering around meltdowns is sickeningly ignorant of the technology that needs to be embraced in order to turn around our current issues.

    Climate change needs to be MANAGED – and these scare-tactics and mis-information are doing a massive disservice.

  • Reply Aprilio Wicaksono February 25, 2019 at 6:10 am


  • Reply Mathers Devin February 25, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Are the worlds still very small?

  • Reply Nathaniel the Djinn Demerest February 26, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I'd give anything to have sanctions, embargoes, foreign aid and coups to happen! I am really digging the nature side of things, but I am a complete diehard for real in-depth diplomacy and economic side of things. Looks like I will be sticking with Civ IV still…..oh well, I still enjoy playing it!

  • Reply piraat6666 February 26, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    this game needs ingame map editor

  • Reply Geoff Garner February 26, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Damn the World Congress straight to hell

  • Reply Chiispyn February 27, 2019 at 5:40 pm


  • Reply Matthew wewew February 27, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    there should be a natural disaster called "corruption" when you're playing philippines.

  • Reply AtribecalledQ February 28, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    canada!! finally lol

  • Reply TOANO February 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    so… the afsluitdijk isent a nieuw world wonder. to bad, and i would have liked to see some tings done with the kingdom of the Netherlands. you know the country theta has almost half of its land under the see level. but thet could just be a bit of nationalism. but still to bad thet he master of the water didn't get any improvements. like where ever there is a flood the dutch are there (if we know about it and got asked). but you know beggars can't be choosers.

  • Reply Ashir Malik March 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

    So damn cool

  • Reply Ashir Malik March 1, 2019 at 2:59 am

    There should be a flat earth section to research cause why not.

  • Reply Pay To Win March 1, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    oooooh sounds cool. but it's not worth the 40 EUR for a fucking DLC
    and 30 EUR for Rise and Fall

  • Reply Shannon Omalley March 2, 2019 at 2:18 am

    The question is.. Can city's flood?

  • Reply Depicaso March 3, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Researching environmentally-friendly power sources… does it come with the caveat that those power sources are much less efficient than normal? Because if this game it going to continue to try be somewhat realistic, that is the current state of green energy production.

    Regular maintenance to keep nuclear power plants from exploding… maybe for early ones, but since Chernobyl, there are so many safeguards built in the odds of one exploding like a nuclear bomb is next to nill. Also as far as I am aware, nuclear power plants don't emit ANY carbon emissions; they're more of a glorified steam generator really.

  • Reply Tom Jerry March 4, 2019 at 3:49 pm


  • Reply RawMaterialENT March 5, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    overpriced for what you get, cheap cash grab attempt…its like the fifa games, they add a few things and charge you 80 bucks

  • Reply 빈♡장인 March 6, 2019 at 12:37 am

    완전 갓겜이자너 드디어 상상만 하던 게임시스템이 등장했다 ㄷㄷ 그저 자연재해만 있는게 아니라, 각 문명이 유기적으로 연결될수 밖에 없는 현대를 구현하는것!

  • Reply horse stomper March 6, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Civ is is onboard with social justice warrior nonsense. I will never play

  • Reply Rosalie Clement March 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    At 5:26 Philippines will be added confirmed!!! Because the chocolate hills.

  • Reply Koldun March 6, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Finaly we have congres so we can ban crabs!

  • Reply Niko Kaderabek March 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Why not just update the game

  • Reply Mic Dy March 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    love the expansion especially the change to warmongering to grievance system with world congress, i hope it carry over to civ 7

  • Reply The Phoenix Emperor March 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Feature 1: Globalists-Climate Alarmist propaganda

  • Reply kekrolord March 10, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Wait,GDR? They put in a new giant robot unit and just mentioned it on the side?

  • Reply Mr Tea & Crumpets March 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

    im still gonna kill everyone i come across

  • Reply Joseph NA March 11, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    OMG! More like Sid 6 global warming hoax… Can't you let this keep your politics out of anything? The weather mod by itself would have been fantastic

  • Reply Media Sharing March 12, 2019 at 3:04 am

    SHUT UP and take my money! … arrrrgggghhhhhh why i feel so hyped :3

  • Reply Ano Nymous March 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Please support the petition!

  • Reply Ken Larson March 20, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Oh my gosh, you guys fell for it too? Global warming is not real. It's a sham to take away all your money.

  • Reply French Texas productions March 20, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Please add Texas

  • Reply Roger 500 March 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    I preferred the old style that civilization V

  • Reply Radomir Stantchev March 22, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Please new civilisation bulgarian

  • Reply Didu Tasev March 22, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Does AI still suck?

  • Reply SnowWolf March 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    My mom was cleaning the house, and found civ 2., gonna try to play it one time.

  • Reply Wolfgang Nigl March 25, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Will there be Austria as a playable nation some time in the future?

  • Reply Anthony Turijan March 27, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Amazing but when is gathering storm and rise and fall coming on mobile!! We still play the game too

  • Reply Reavx March 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    Call it what it is… Paywalls Sid Meiers is just like EA, making new expansions that adds a minor addition to the game, that could litterally have been in the base game. Nothing new, nothing outstanding, and you dare throw up multiple PAYED DLC content walls throughout every new Civ game, not to mention all the microtransactions for all the minor dlcs.

  • Reply Thurein Tun April 10, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Nice job Firaxis! I have been playing your games for thousands and thousands of years!
    Thx for making my life so fucking entertaining you suckers!

  • Reply Thurein Tun April 10, 2019 at 10:15 am

    I really appreciate that they add more future technologies, so you couldn't end up with this stupid Nanotechnology in lategame of civ5! I hate whenever I reached that point in game where science points start contributing to your science victory. That's why after civ5 I developed a habit of playing the scenario with science victory turn off.

  • Reply An awsome person April 11, 2019 at 2:44 pm


  • Reply Geoweb35 April 12, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Great game but add Tropico 6 similar graphics from close distance.

  • Reply Dray90 April 14, 2019 at 6:51 am

    now if only i could play my custom worldbuilder maps

  • Reply Incredibilis69 April 15, 2019 at 10:49 am

    The fuck man I have to pay over £80 quid Jesus Christ

  • Reply Detecus April 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    HungAry. Pls.

  • Reply Mürsel Güllü April 20, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    where is the Ottoman?

  • Reply Phillip Kreis April 21, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Can’t wait for a switch port!

  • Reply J L April 24, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    wow, these new features are quite impressive.

  • Reply Graf Zorba April 25, 2019 at 6:19 am

    I dont need natural desasters, the abysmal graphics, color saturation and lack of coastal benefits are already haunting my every game. burry this mess, hire a good art director and focus on a solid civ 7 based on the balance, mods and graphics of civ V.

  • Reply Enter This World April 30, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    One of the best DLCs ever created on this series!

  • Reply Frank Rothe May 2, 2019 at 11:44 am

    To be correct, it is not the climate which "destroy[s] your civilization" ( 2:17 ), it's human stupidity and lazyness which destroys climate!

  • Reply Mехмедэфе Сабунджуоглу May 3, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Can you make dlc about vassals,revolutions,civil wars

  • Reply Mazhar Kılıç May 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    why u fuckin idiots say for saladin arab

  • Reply 15RevX May 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    This game is getting closer to a World Simulator.

  • Reply Glorfindel May 12, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    graphics are just too bad for me to play it. Civ 5 looks 1000x times better. But climate and stuff is cool. Now all they have to do is have civ 7 be a combo of the 2 and we have a winner

  • Reply Agus Satria May 14, 2019 at 6:01 am


  • Reply Игорь Чуркин May 18, 2019 at 6:07 am


  • Reply Shadow5x May 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    6:02 oh look portuguese folks that are in the cinematic but not in the game…

  • Reply FRANKLIN JONES May 26, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Does anybody know how to access all your unit list.

  • Reply 1 May 27, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Not interesting. Really. Too much noise

  • Reply Veitchii Aii June 9, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    When will it be on sale?

  • Reply just Dontae June 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I just got the game and all of it's expansions. I only played a few hours of the game in my life prior and I'm relatively new to the series. Should I go straight into the newest expansion, the expansion before that, or the base game starting out?

  • Reply Brandon Liao June 19, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Time to pollute the shit outta the world as India

  • Reply Rena Charren June 19, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I got this for iOS recently where is our gathering storm expansions ? When can i play them?

  • Reply Faisal Hamdani June 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Sounds Good Finaly a true world Gameplay

  • Reply Henry Lancaster June 28, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    pls update ai it yolos hard and don't work its units well with timing / scouting in war and I never see them use airfoces units ever idk y ai never get or trys to use them pls fix

  • Reply Wrestling Legend July 3, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Nice explanation video. Can you explain now, why is this DLC costs like a full priced game??

  • Reply Rob Cavalear July 5, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    I would love to see the builders in auto mode like civ V

  • Reply AL-hassan MS July 7, 2019 at 11:40 am


  • Reply Colin Blenkley July 8, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I want t have a go on it

  • Reply Fawaz Haddad July 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    icant find n play the scenario of war machine!

  • Reply Sparky Sprokets July 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Fuck you
    If you delete this comment civ 6
    You are a fucking selfish asshole
    If youre not gonna lower the price
    Make it worth it to spend 140 FUCKING DOLLERS ON GODDAMN DLC

  • Reply Luis Callirgos July 23, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Inca is not a civilization, is not even a leader, is a tittle, Pachacutec was a leader, and civilization´s name is Tawantinsuyo. Well, no matter, game is good.

  • Reply João Leitão July 23, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    This is great! But where is the switch version?

  • Reply Art by Báldoghi Tamás July 25, 2019 at 6:05 am

    The new sim city looks cool.

  • Reply July 31, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Seems the devs are finally kicking in some of the complexity of the old civ 4 mods ROM et al.
    I was initially affraid civ 6 would be just as simple as 5, a game in the series I chose to skip.
    First non-purchase of a civilization game since 1991… I even own the boardgame,
    But 40 EUR for features that should have already been in 5? i am not fond of that pricing.

  • Reply Glenn V August 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Climate change fake news

  • Reply Amellia Mendel August 7, 2019 at 10:58 am

    That world Congress looks boring, I'm playing to take over the world not discuss it with a crappy ai

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