Civilization VI games’ Free to Play for the next 2 days on Linux, Mac and Windows. Since Firaxis are announcing the newest expansion, Gathering Storm. They are also offering the game to everyone for Free. Along with a massive discount on the base game.
So to celebrate the launch of Gathering Storm. The latest expansion pack for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. The new content will be available for Mac and Windows. No works on the Linux release. Aside from the Aspyr Media post. While pre-orders are available for the Gathering Storm expansion. Should you choose.
However, 2K Games and Firaxis are making Civilization VI free to play. At least for the next two days. This means you just download it and jump right into it.
Since you will not be able to play the two expansion packs for free. The base game is actually fairly good on its own. So even if the games a step down from Civilization V with Gods and Kings and Brave New World.
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Announcement Trailer (Linux, Mac)
From the Steam Announcement:
As we prepare to launch Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. The largest expansion in Civilization franchise history. We wanted to offer some info on an update to the games launcher. This will be available alongside the expansion’s launch. This new update will fix a bug causing a process to continue running on some users’ machines after exiting the launcher.
Additionally, Gathering Storm requires users to be on the latest patch. Any users who enabled the Legacy beta branch for Civilization VI on Steam. Will need to opt out of it in order to play Gathering Storm.
We are incredibly excited for the launch. Gathering Storm is coming on February 14th
Feral Interactive on Gathering Storm
“We’re doing everything we can to get it out day-in-date on the 14th. But if we don’t hit that date. It’ll just be a short delay after.
Update February 13th
Got word that we’ll be sim-shipping. “
As for the new expansion pack. This adds new mechanics such as environmentalism. Also new factions such as Canada. Coming for the first time ever in the history of the franchise. Civilization VI is available on Linux, Mac, Windows.
During this period, the game is also available for 70% off. That’s a massive discount off Civilization VI. This same discount is also available on the Deluxe and Gold Editions. Which means that if you like what you play. You should probably jump on it now.