“Pirates” is the new multiplayer scenario available in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm as a part of the October 2020 update. The developers have prepared a special First Look trailer you can find above to introduce players to what awaits them in this new free mode.
Over the course of 60 turns, you will pillage the high seas, expand your fleet, claim the treasure and increase your infamy. To achieve victory, you need to survive and have the highest score when the scenario ends.
You have a choice of setting sail as a captain of one of four pirate factions, each with their own abilities and playstyles:
- Dread Pirate – can immediately sink a badly damaged enemy ship and temporarily increase your Combat Strength and Movement.
- Privateer – can enlist a badly damaged enemy ship into their patron’s navy in exchange for gold and infamy.
- Swashbuckler – can use a significant temporary Movement boost.
- Hoarder – can temporarily anchor another unit in place
There are also four powerful AI nations to look out for in Civilization VI – Pirates: England, France, Spain and the Netherlands.