Civilization 6 is releasing its first big expansion pack soon, called Rise and Fall and recently developer Firaxis showed us all a little more of what we could expect from the DLC pack. Along with the new Rise and Fall expansion pack, you get a bunch of new systems, and a video details what those will do and how they will affect your experience of the game.
Among the new features introduced, there is Dark Ages, a Loyalty System, Emergencies and Governors. As everyone familiar with playing Civilization is aware of the fact that Golden Ages have been somewhat of a mainstay for your building empire, but Rise and Fall adds a counterpart to that with Dark Ages. If your Era Score isn’t high enough, which mine has been quite a many times, now you have to face the risk of your kingdom falling into the Dark Ages, which in turn reduces citizen happiness which can lead to your citizens revolting against your rule or secede. But it isn’t all bad if that’s what you were thinking, Rise and Fall also comes with new policies regarding the Dark Ages that can affect your gameplay positively, not only that, if the player overcomes the Dark Age, it becomes quite easy for the player to achieve a Golden Age.
Now dealing with the feature of Loyalty Systems, know that loyalty can affect your civilization’s borders and resource production. If your loyalty is running low it can cause rebellion among certain cities, which can lead to the cities declaring independence. The Rise And Fall also welcomes a new unit type called Governors, who can affect Loyalty, as well. These Governors can help improve tiles and can contribute to give many more bonuses.
If that is not enough, finally, Rise and Falls adds another interesting new cooperation system named Emergencies. When any activity takes place on the map, for examples, a city state seizure, or nuclear attack, it will trigger an Emergency, this feature makes non-allies of victim civilizations to band together. These temporary allies are given a challenge or quest to complete in a given amount of time.
Rise and Falls also includes new civilizations, named as Georgia and The Cree. It adds a total of eight new world wonders and new districts, buildings and other improvements. You can also form new types of partnerships which come with the different Government and Diplomacy systems. There are also, of course new units and other technologies.
You can check out the trailer on what stuffs are being added to the expansion and how will they affect your gameplay. Rise and Fall launches on February 8th this year for PC.