Civilization VI – Free April Update Out Now

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Free April Update Available Now

The Civilization® VI April update is now out. Available for anyone who owns Civilization VI – New Frontier Pass, this final game update includes a balance pass toward existing civilizations, three new units, two new True Start maps and improvements to the naval AI. 

Full patch notes are available here: and the developer video explaining these new additions can be seen below.

With all Civilization VI – New Frontier Pass content released, this update takes the opportunity to tweak existing Civilizations and bring them in line with the latest leaders, with many of the changes stemming from player feedback. In addition, the April game update adds three brand new units available for all civilizations, two new True Start maps and naval AI balancing that raises the stakes for travel on the high seas.

With multiple new leaders and civilizations introduced in the last couple of months, the team revisited several existing civilizations to ensure balance. These include Spain, Khmer, China, Mapuche, Canada, Georgia and more; full details will be available in upcoming patch notes.

The April update adds three brand new units for all civilizations – Line Infantry, Man-At-Arms and the much-asked for Trebuchet. Because each unit changes the pacing of units in some areas, the team re-examined unit strengths across the board and made several changes, ensuring these new units feel like weighty upgrades and each smooths out previous combat differences.

For fans of True start maps, the April update adds True Start Mediterranean and True Start Huge Map. The naval AI has also seen improvements, with the computer making better use of naval units that lead to more interesting choices around naval production and warfare. 

The April game update is the final of many free updates that were part of the overall content roadmap for Civilization VI – New Frontier Pass, available to anyone who owns the game.

Firaxis Games is a 2K studio. 2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*Certain balance changes only apply to civilizations and leaders not included in the base game.

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