Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is getting some upgrades and bug fixes with the release of its Summer 2017 update. The PC update is now available to patch, with the Mac and Linux versions to follow.
One new feature that fans have been asking for that developer Firaxis delivered on was an ability to regenerate the map using current game settings, and the ability to save game configurations. Meanwhile, expect some region-specific changes and balance changes to District costs, along with bug fixes and specific adjustments.
Below are highlights of what the update entails, with a complete list available here.
Nubia introduces the Pitati Archer, which replaces the regular Archer, and is stronger with +1 Movement. Unique Abilities include +50% Production for Ranged units, who will earn promotions 50% faster, and Queen Amanitore’s Kandake of Meroë ability, which yields +20% Production on all districts, rising to +40% if the city contains a Nubian Pyramid adjacent to the City Center. The Jebel Barkal Wonder and “Gifts of the Nile” Scenario have also been added.
General balance changes have, notably, included a great deal of cost reduction. including to Sewers, Aqueducts, districts, and spies. Walls do not require Maintenance, and now provide Tourism. Upgrading the Battering Ram and Siege Tower to Medic support units render them useless against a city with Urban Defenses.