Civilization VI is free right now on the Epic Games Store

The game's first DLC Pack is also available now!

ONE Store Beta Now Available

Great news, everyone! Following the free release of GTA V last week, the Epic Games Store has just released a new game for free, and it’s none other than Civilization VI! From now until May 28 (11pm PHT), everyone with an Epic Games Store account can download the game for free; best of all, the game will be free to keep.

The free release of Civilization VI comes at just the right time, especially as 2K and Firaxis have just released the first DLC pack for the game. Named the Maya & Gran Colombia Pack, this new DLC includes the following in-game content:

  • New Leader: Lady Six Sky of the Maya civilization
    • Includes unique Hul’che unit and Observatory District
  • New Leader: Simón Bolívar of Gran Colombia
    • Includes unique Comandate General and Llanero units, as well as the Hacienda unique improvement
  • New Game Mode: “Apocalypse” Game Mode (requires Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm expansion to play)
    • Adds Forest Fires and Meteor Showers as disaster types to all games
    • Optional, specialized game mode with exclusive rule changes:
      • New disasters: Comet Impact and Solar Flares
      • Larger versions of existing disasters
      • New military unit: Soothsayer, a Support unit that can trigger natural disasters at the player’s command
      • New scored competition: Sacrifice units to volcanoes. Requires Soothsayers to use their unique action on friendly units near a volcano
      • The world enters an apocalyptic state when climate change reaches its maximum level
  • New Resources: Honey (luxury), Maize (bonus)
  • New Natural Wonders: Bermuda Triangle, Paititi, Fountain of Youth
  • New City-States: Caguana (cultural), Singapore (industrial), Lahore (militaristic), Vatican City (religious), Taruga (scientific), Hunza (trade)

The Maya & Gran Colombia pack is the first of six DLCs which will be released bi-monthly. The new DLC pack is available now as a standalone purchase on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, Mac and Linux. It’s also available as part of the New Frontier Pass, a season pass which includes all of the upcoming Civ 6 DLC.

Read more about the game’s season pass here:

2K announces the ‘New Frontier Pass’ for Civilization VI, releasing on May 21