2K and Firaxis have launched the latest content update for Sid Meier’s Civilization IV. The new update focuses heavily on the Red Death multiplayer mode. Red Death pits up to 12 players against each other in a free for all in an increasingly deadly map. The Red Death, a radioactive storm, is sweeping the world and destroying everything in its path.
Red Death Season 2 introduces two new factions. The Aliens faction specialize in ambushes, using invisibility cloaks to get the jump on enemies and then using health regeneration to prepare themselves for the next engagement. The second faction is the Zombies. The faction favours hyper-aggressive players as their zombie horde combat units are the only ones they can have. These lumbering monstrosities can’t heal and constantly take damage. They can only heal by defeating enemy units, which will also spawn an additional zombie hordes for free.
All factions, including the two new ones, have also been given a new unique ability to help turn the tide in battle.
The Red Death Season 2 update is live for Linux, Mac, and Windows.