Civilization 6 will be getting another update in the next few weeks, this time adding the country of Australia to the roster of playable civs. And if that wasn't enough, the free patch associated with the DLC will add modding tools and Steam Workshp support are also being included in the patch.
The Australian Summer 2017 Update features leader John Curtin, the country's prime minster during World War II. The perks for the civ, which is showing up for the first time ever in the franchise, include:
- The Digger unit: Replaces Infantry and represents combat units that served in both World Wars. It gets bonuses when fighting outside its territory or fighting on land adjacent to water.
- The Outback Station: Represents the massive cattle ranches found in the country. Unlocks with the Guild civic and can be upgraded with Steam Power and Rapid Deployment. It provided food and production, with bonus food for adjacent pastures. It Upgrade can also trigger a culture bomb effect that will grab adjacent tiles from other civs..
- Land Down Under: This unique ability grants cities extra housing if they are built on coastal tiles, and gives bonus yields to improvement in tiles with "charming" or "breathtaking" appeal.
- Citadel of Civilization: Curtin's unique leader ability. which triggers 100% production if war was declared against the civ in the last 10 turns or it liberated a city within the last 20 turns.
Adding Australia will cost you $4.99, but the patch coming with it will add the highly requested features of Steam Workshop support, modding tools and multiplayer teams. The usual performance tweaks, "ranging from trade routes to ice caps, obsolete units to AI upgrades," will be included, developer Firaxis said.