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Civilization VI: Babylon Pack adds Hammurabi, Heroes and Legends mode

Published: 23:37, 19 November 2020
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Civilization VI: Babylon Pack, Hammurabi
Civilization VI: Babylon Pack, Hammurabi

Firaxis and 2K Games have rolled out Civilization VI's Babylon Pack along with Babylon leader Hammurabi, the new Heroes and Legends mode, six new City States, 24 new great people and more.

Babylon's unique ability is Enuma Anu Enlil, which reduces Science per turn by 50 per cent, but instead of percentages, Eurekas grant all of the Science for technologies. The Unique Unit is Sabum Kibittum, an Ancient era melee unit that has 3/3 movement and sight, and gets +17 Combat versus Heavy and Light Cavalry promotion class units. 

Palgum, Babylon's unique infrastructure, replaces the Watermill and unlocks with Irrigation. It grants +1 Housing and +2 Production, with Freshwater tiles receiving +1 Food. City must be adjacent to river. 

As for Babylon's great leader, Hammurabi sports the following:

Ability – Ninu Ilu Sirum    

  • [Base Game] When each specialty district is constructed for the first time, receive the lowest production cost building that can currently be constructed in that district. Receive an Envoy when any other district is constructed for the first time.    
  • [Rise and Fall or Gathering Storm] When each specialty district type except the Government Plaza is constructed for the first time, receive the lowest Production cost building that can currently be constructed in that district. Receive an Envoy when any other district is constructed for the first time.

Agenda – Cradle of Civilization    

  • Tries to build every different district type    
  • Like Civilizations who build every type of district.    
  • Dislikes Civilizations who don't build all districts available and who build mostly one type of district.

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Civ VI's new mode is Heroes and Legends, and it introduces legendary Heroes, units whose limited Lifespan is counterbalanced by some sweet powers. They're discovered through exploration, City State influence, or city projects, but each is unique and can be claimed just once in the world. 

Anansi    

  • Agile: Ignores Movement penalties in Woods and Rainforest terrain.    
  • Anansi’s Tricks – Use when located on a Bonus or Luxury Resource. Anansi consumes the resource and generates 60 Science and 50 Culture. Costs 1 Charge and ends turn.

Arthur  

  • Arthur’s Accolade: Target an adjacent land military unit you control. Arthur transforms the unit into a Questing Knight: a unique Heavy Cavalry unit with increased Combat Strength and 12 Lifespan. Costs 1 Charge, 1 Movement. After the Questing Knight’s Lifespan expires, the unit disappears (i.e. the original unit does not return).

Beowulf    

  • Rugged: Ignores Movement penalties in Hills terrain.    
  • Beowulf’s Challenge: Target an adjacent enemy unit with Combat Strength less than Beowulf's. Beowulf immediately destroys the target. Costs 1 Charge, 1 Movement.

Hercules    

  • Rugged: Ignores Movement penalties in Hills terrain.    
  • Hercules’ Labor: Use when located on a friendly District under construction. Hercules immediately completes construction of the District. Costs 2 Charges and ends turn.    
  • Hercules' Rage: Use when located on an enemy District. Hercules destroys all buildings present and pillages the District. Costs 1 Charge and ends turn.

Himiko    

  • Inspiring: +10 Combat Strength to all units within 2 tiles.    
  • Himiko’s Charm: Target any adjacent City-State. Himiko immediately places 1 free Envoy in the City-State. If you are already the Suzerain there, Himiko also earns 50 Faith. Costs 1 Charge and ends turn.    
  • Himiko’s Rule: Use when within the territory of a City State you are Suzerain of. Himiko immediately levies its military at no cost. Costs 1 Charge.

Hippolyta    

  • Rugged: Ignores Movement penalties in Hills terrain.    
  • Hippolyta’s Favor: Hippolyta automatically heals 20 HP each turn.    
  • Hippolyta’s Command: Target any adjacent friendly unit that has moved or attacked this turn. Hippolyta immediately restores the unit's moves and attacks. Useable once per turn.

Hunahpu & Xbalanque    

  • Agile: Ignores Movement penalties in Woods and Rainforest terrain    
  • The Twins’ Resurrection: Any ordinary land unit killed by Hunahpu & Xbalanque is resurrected under your control with full HP and movement.

Maui    

  • Agile: Ignores Movement penalties in Woods and Rainforest terrain.    
  • Maui’s Inventions: Use when located on an unowned, empty plot. Maui creates a random Bonus or Luxury Resource on the plot. Costs 1 Charge and ends turn.

Mulan    

  • Mulan’s Devotion: Mulan gains 1 Combat Strength every turn.    
  • Mulan’s Defiance: Mulan fully fortifies automatically at the end of every turn.

Oya    

  • Swift: Ignores all terrain Movement penalties.    
  • Oya’s Storm: Damage all adjacent enemies and heal all adjacent owned units by 40. Costs 1 Charge and ends turn.

Sinbad    

  • Navigator: Can enter Ocean tiles.    
  • Sinbad’s Journeys: Sinbad earn 500 Gold whenever he discovers a Continent or Natural Wonder.    
  • Sinbad’s Fortunes: Target any adjacent enemy naval unit or Barbarian Camp. The target is either cleared or damaged by 50%, and Sinbad immediately earns 300 Gold. Costs 1 Charge.

Sun Wukong    

  • Swift: Ignores all terrain Movement penalties.    
  • Sun Wukong’s Disguise: Sun Wukong is hidden unless adjacent to an enemy unit.    
  • Sun Wukong’s Immortality: Sun Wukong has significantly increased Lifespan.

Gilgamesh will have his Unique Ability, Legacy of Enkidu, tweaked:    

  • With Heroes and Legends disabled: When at war with a common foe, they and their allies share pillage rewards and share combat experience gains if within 5 tiles. Their Alliances gain Alliance Points for being at war with a common foe.    
  • With Heroes and Legends enabled: 25% Production increase when claiming Heroes, and Heroes have 20% longer Lifespans.

Civilization VI: Babylon Pack also has 25 new great people, six City States (one of each type), and a bunch of tweaks. You can find the full patch notes here .

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