Civilization 6 Mobile is getting a holiday giveaway on upcoming DLC

Mobile iOS players of Civilization 6 will be able to pick up various DLC packs for free through the coming holiday weeks.


Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 on Apple iOS devices offers a good chunk of the fun DLC that has been available to console and PC players for some time, but Civ 6 mobile developer Aspyr is doing players one better through the holiday season. On various upcoming days, players can pick up six DLC packs for Civilization 6 on iOS for free.

Aspyr announced both their holiday giveaway and the launch windows of each free DLC pack on December 17, 2019 in a press release. Starting on December 18, 2019 and running through January 1, 2020, players will be able to get the DLC packs for free download in various launch windows. Each of the DLC packs contain a new nation and leader, as well as a scenario pack to play with them. Unfortunately, the Gathering Storm expansion still isn’t a part of the fun just yet, but each of the packs is normally $4.99 a piece, so getting them all for free would be about a $38 bargain if you download them all.

With the holiday giveaway, mobile players will be able to get a lot of Civ 6 content for free.
With the holiday giveaway, mobile players will be able to get a lot of Civ 6 content for free.

Civilization 6 free DLC release dates & windows

Here’s the download windows if you want to get each of the Civilization VI mobile DLC packs for free.

  • Dec. 18-20: Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Dec. 20-22: Vikings Scenario
  • Dec. 22-24: Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Dec. 24-26: Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Dec. 26-28: Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack
  • Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack

Aspyr has been slowly gathering the DLC for Civ 6 since the launch of the Polish and Vikings packs in early 2018, so to get it all at once for free is a pretty good deal for mobile Civilization fans going into the holidays.

Are you going to pick up the packs? Then be sure to follow the release schedule above and get fill in your nation and leader roster as they launch! Civilization 6 mobile is available on iOS for free up to 60 turns in a game, and $39.99 for the full game.

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    December 17, 2019 7:55 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Civilization 6 Mobile is getting a holiday giveaway on upcoming DLC

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      December 17, 2019 8:03 AM

      How is this game? Something you can easily play on the phone itself without any dongles or anything?

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        December 17, 2019 8:39 AM

        Dongles for what?

        I've only played on iPad and it runs well, but not full resolution so it looks kinda fuzzy.

        The UI is clunky and messy and I don't get along with it. Even with a keyboard it's fussy.

        The game itself is fine. Not my fave Civ by far.

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      December 17, 2019 8:40 AM

      These are the same DLCs they gave away last year for Christmas. Really nice offer by Aspyr.

      I'm hoping the expansion goes on sale for Christmas this year.

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