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Pre-ordering Civilization 6 will get you Montezuma and the Aztec civ exclusively for 90 days

You'll be the envy of all of your Civilization-playing friends for at least 90 days.

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2K and Firaxis Games have announced those who pre-order Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 will be able to gain early access to the Aztec civilization, which will be led by Montezuma.

The Aztec Civilization Pack will include Montezuma as the leader of the Aztec civilization, a unique Eagle Warrior unit, the Tlatchli unique building, and the use of the wonder Huey Teocalli.

Those who pre-order Civilization 6 will receive the Aztec Civilization Pack and will have exclusive use of the item for 90 days. After that, all Civilization 6 players will receive the pack at no additional cost.

It wouldn’t be a civilization game unless we learned something, so Firaxis shares some information on everything the Aztec Civilization Pack offers. Montezuma was the fifth king of Tenochtitlan and the second emperor of the Aztecs, where he reigned for 29 years. His reign ended when he passed away from unknown causes in 1469 A.D.

The Eagle Warrior unique unit is based on the bravest young men of noble birth who were able to take the most prisoners in battle. Once the young man takes 20 prisoners who were in good enough shape to be serves as a human sacrifice, that’s when they could be considered to be an Eagle Warrior.

The Tlachtli unique building is comprised of a ball court that was shaped like a capital I. This building was used for many games, one of which was similar to what we consider to be modern-day basketball where players would need to place a ball through the opponent’s stone hoop. Their version challenged players by not being able to use their hands.

Lastly, the Huey Teocalli Wonder housed some of the most important Aztec rituals. We’re bummed the Aztec’s Wonder didn’t turn out to be Montezuma’s Revenge.

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From The Chatty

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      July 21, 2016 7:56 AM

      no deal

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        July 21, 2016 8:18 AM

        Actually this is a good deal, Pre-order bonus that everyone gets anyway eventually.

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          July 21, 2016 9:58 AM

          were their games not incomplete enough at launch as is?

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            July 21, 2016 10:39 AM

            for whatever reason i didn't feel underwhelmed with civ4 at launch but i'm told by others it wasn't great

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      July 21, 2016 8:19 AM

      Nice. Make pre-order DLC a civ that came with previous base versions of the game so people's initial reaction is "ugh, fuck that.". Good marketing.

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        July 21, 2016 8:35 AM

        Seriously though, why would they think this is a good move? It's not a massive deal but it'll easily elicit a negative reaction from most people familiar with Civ. Just seems dumb.

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        July 21, 2016 9:51 AM

        I'd buy a DLC that takes Monty out of the game, the cheeky cunt.

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          July 21, 2016 10:44 AM

          So much this, I perked up at the thought of not having that lunatic bastard rampaging through my borders and demanding I give him all my oil in exchange for a sheep.

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      July 21, 2016 8:21 AM

      You can't trick me into ordering a civ game at launch.

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      July 21, 2016 8:22 AM

      So they're intentionally leaving out a civ that has generally been an original launch civ in the past several iterations to get pre-orders? Yeahhhh noooope.

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        July 21, 2016 9:18 AM

        It's just a delay - everyone gets it for free.

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          July 21, 2016 9:55 AM

          so my choices are either to pre-order or to post-order?

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          July 21, 2016 10:16 AM

          Yeah, I read that. Just seems like a poorly thought marketing ploy is all.

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      July 21, 2016 8:42 AM

      Never understood why everybody gets their panties in a bunch about the different playable civs. Whether there's 6 or 60 of them, they all pretty much play exactly the same. Who gives a fuck.

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      July 21, 2016 9:24 AM

      Songhai or GTFO.

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      July 21, 2016 9:24 AM

      no!!!!!!

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      July 21, 2016 9:41 AM

      this is tragic

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      July 21, 2016 10:31 AM

      Done.

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      July 21, 2016 10:44 AM

      Gross

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      July 21, 2016 11:16 AM

      Give me the first full expansion free and we have a deal.

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        July 21, 2016 11:17 AM

        And by full expansion I mean $35 patch that mostly completes the game.

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      July 21, 2016 11:27 AM

      give me civ rev 2 for consoles :(

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      July 21, 2016 11:28 AM

      Fuck off preorder bonuses.

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      July 21, 2016 11:28 AM

      But will I get Montezuma's revenge?

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        July 21, 2016 12:59 PM

        That game was an excellent Pre-Metroidvania.

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          July 24, 2016 9:56 AM

          I loved this game! Played it with sim-cga on a green screen