Firaxis has announced that the February Update for Civilization VI will release on February 25th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team released a new video that highlights all of its upcoming changes, adjustments and additions.
In addition to balance and update changes, each game update includes a new feature, such as a scenario, game mode or customization. This month’s update includes the Barbarian Clans optional game mode and the Leader Selection Pool. Additionally, it comes with several balance adjustments and changes.
Barbarian Clans is a new optional game mode that completely changes how players will interact with the Barbarians. Driven directly by player feedback, gameplay with Barbarians has been greatly expanded beyond the standard kill-or-be-killed option. This mode introduces six Barbarian Clans that live on or are near different map conditions, each specializing in a different type of unit. Barbarian Clans also accumulate progress each turn to convert to a city-state; players will be able to help or hinder their progress.
Similar to the Natural Wonder Picker and City-state Picker, the February update introduces the Leader Selection Pool. This feature allows players to customize the pool of leaders that can be used in the game.
Finally, the February update introduces some new adjustments to the AI and balance changes.