Civilization VI Introduces Leader Pass – 18 More Leaders In Six New DLC Packs

Looks like Civilization VI players have more reasons to start a new game and keep hitting one more turn. Publisher 2K and developer Firaxis announced the Leader Pass, which will be adding 18 new leaders to existing civs. 12 will be brand new to the series while the remaining six are “new takes on existing Civilization leaders”.

The Leader Pack will also be adding new leaders for DLC civs, so those require an extra purchase of the Rise & Fall or Gather Storm expansions, the New Frontier Pass or the other separate civ DLCs.

However, if you own the Civilization VI Anthology bundle, the Leader Pass is included for free- so you still own the definitive edition of Civ VI with all the content for the 4X strategy game.

Here’s the full list of leaders for all six packs in the Leader Pass. Italics are non-base-game civs that require an additional purchase:

  • Great Negotiators Pack (releasing on November 21)
    • Abraham Lincoln (United States)
    • Queen Nzinga Mbande (Kongo)
    • Sultan Saladin (Arabia)
  • Great Commanders Pack
    • Tokugawa (Japan)
    • Nader Shah (Persia)
    • Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire)
  • Rulers of China Pack
    • Yongle (China)
    • Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China)
    • Wu Zetian (China)
  • Rulers of the Sahara Pack
    • Ramses (Egypt)
    • Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)
    • King Sundiata Keita (Mali)
  • Great Builders Pack 
    • Theodora (Byzantines)
    • Sejong (Korea)
    • Ludwig II (Germany)
  • Ruler of England Pack
    • Elizabeth I (England)
    • Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway)
    • Victoria – Age of Steam (England)

Sultan Saladin (Arabia), Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire), Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt), Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China), Victoria – Age of Steam (England), Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway) are new variations of the same leaders already in Civ VI, but with different abilities.

The Civilization VI Leader Pass will be available on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), Mac (Steam, Mac App Store) and iOS, with the first pack of six to drop on November 21. Subsequent packs will be released one per month, the last to drop in March 2023. No word yet on whether the Leader Pass will head to consoles.

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