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Civilization VI’s leader pass brings a dozen new characters

2K has announced Civilization VI’s leader pass, bringing twelve new leaders and six new personas to existing civs in the legendary 4X strategy game

Civiliation VI leader pass: four world leaders drawn in cartoon style on background of an old parchment world map. The leaders are Abe Lincoln, among others.

The Civilization VI leader pass is set to make the already massive game even bigger. With twelve new leaders for existing civs, as well as six new leader personas, there are whole new hosts of playstyles on the way, and a bit more research for any Civilization VI tier list writers… (that’s me)…

The twelve new leaders, while for existing civs, will bring a host of different abilities to change the way you play. Personas, meanwhile, are reimaginings of existing leaders – but they can be quite the reimagining. No matter what, it looks like Civilization VI’s leader pass looks set to bring even more to a game that is already six years old.

Over six DLCs from November this year to March 2023, you’ll be able to try out a total of 18 new leaders. Check out the list below, or for some more, check out our Civilization 6 secret societies or games like Civilization to keep that ‘one more turn’ obsession trucking along nicely.

Civilization VI leader pass

The Civilization VI leader pass brings twelve new leaders and six new leader personas to the game over six DLCs. The first is out on November 21, 2022, and the next five will come between then and March 2023. Check out the characters included below.

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Pack 1: Great Negotiators

  • Abraham Lincoln (United States)
  • Queen Mbande Nzinga (Kongo)
  • Sultan Saladin (Arabia)

Pack 2: Great Commanders

  • Tokugawa (Japan)
  • Nader Shah (Persia)3
  • Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire)

Pack 3: Rulers of China

  • Yongle (China)
  • Qin Shi Huang the Unifier (China)
  • Wu Zetian (China)

Pack 4: Rulers of Sahara

  • Ramses (Egypt)
  • Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt)
  • King Sundiata Keita (Mali)

Pack 5: Great Builders

  • Theodora (Byzantines)
  • Sejong (Korea)
  • Ludwig II (Germany)

Pack 6: Rulers of England

  • Elizabeth I (England)
  • Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway)
  • Victoria – Age of Steam (England)

While you wait to get your hands on the Civilization VI leaders pass, why not head to our Tactics Ogre: Reborn review for a different sort of tactical density.