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The Atomic Era is the seventh era in Civilization VI. It is preceded by the Modern Era and followed by the Information Era.

Intro[edit | edit source]

New frontiers of discovery expand our understanding, from the tiny atom to the majesty of outer space. Mysteries long tolerated are closer than ever to revealing their deepest secrets, beyond what we can easily see. You will choose how to use this knowledge, and push back the greatest darkness we have yet faced.

Game Info[edit | edit source]

The Atomic Era takes its name from the invention of the most terrible weapon known to man - the Atomic bomb. But more broadly, it also brings about the power of the atom as means of Power Power - the cleanest and most powerful source. It is up to you to choose how you will use that power - to produce clean energy for your cities in peace, or to destroy the enemy in war.

Another thing the Atomic Era brings is the real conquest of the skies - with improved aircraft now separated into two different classes, air warfare really becomes a very serious endeavor. And improved Support units both on land and in the air, combined with the next level of air transport technology, speed up combat even more.

As if that weren't enough, man now reaches even higher - to space. The Rocketry technology unlocks the path towards the last type of victory - the Science victory. Civilizations pursuing it will have to ensure Spaceports are constructed and guarded from the enemy, while also boosted with enough Production Production to complete the most complex Projects in the game - the Space Race projects.

Meanwhile, the pursuers of Cultural victory also get some more trump cards up their sleeves, with Ski Resorts to attract even more tourists, while Rock Bands tour foreign lands to spread your cultural fame. The Tier 3 buildings unlocked in the Entertainment-oriented Districts also help to that goal.

Atomic Era start[edit | edit source]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Technology Prerequisites Eureka Unlocks
Advanced Flight
Advanced Flight
Radio Build 3 Biplanes.

GS-Only.png Build 2 Biplanes.

Bomber, Fighter, P-51 Mustang, Airport
Rocketry
Rocketry
Chemistry, Radio Boost through Great Scientist or Spy. Spaceport, Missile Silo
Advanced Ballistics
Advanced Ballistics
Replaceable Parts, Steel Build 2 Power Plants.

GS-Only.png Build 1 Oil Power Plant.

Anti-Air Gun, Machine Gun
Combined Arms
Combined Arms
Steel Have 3 Armies or Armadas. Aircraft Carrier, Destroyer, Reveals Uranium Uranium
Plastics
Plastics
Combustion Build an Oil Well. Spec Ops, Offshore Oil Rig
Computers
Computers
Electricity, Radio Have a government with 8 policy slots. Drone, Flood Barrier
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fission
Combined Arms, Advanced Ballistics Boost through Great Scientist or Spy. Nuclear Power Plant
Synthetic Materials
Synthetic Materials
Plastics Build 2 Aerodromes. Helicopter, Geothermal Plant, Biosphère

Civics[edit | edit source]

Civic Prerequisites Inspiration Unlocks
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage
Conservation Have a Themed Museum. Sydney Opera House

Heritage Tourism

Reveals Shipwrecks.

3 Envoys.

Cold War
Cold War
Ideology Research the Nuclear Fission technology. Rock Band, Amundsen-Scott Research Station

Containment, Cryptography, International Waters, Second Strike Capability

Grants the ability to construct an additional Spy.

Professional Sports
Professional Sports
Ideology Build 4 Entertainment Complex Districts.

GS-Only.png Build 2 Entertainment Complex Districts.

Estádio do Maracanã, Stadium, Aquatics Center, Ski Resort

Sports Media

Rapid Deployment
Rapid Deployment
Cold War Build an Aerodrome or Airstrip on a foreign continent. Amundsen-Scott Research Station

Military First, After Action Reports

Allows for the transport of land units between Aerodrome districts that contain Airports.

Space Race
Space Race
Cold War Build a Spaceport district. Integrated Space Cell

Satellite Broadcasts

Tile Improvements[edit | edit source]

Missile Silo Missile Silo
Offshore Oil Rig Offshore Oil Rig
Geothermal Plant Geothermal Plant GS-Only.png
Ski Resort Ski Resort GS-Only.png

Units[edit | edit source]

Districts and Buildings[edit | edit source]

Wonders[edit | edit source]

Amundsen-Scott Research Station Amundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only.png
Biosphère Biosphère
Estádio do Maracanã Estádio do Maracanã
Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House

Projects[edit | edit source]

Launch Earth Satellite Launch Earth Satellite
Manhattan Project Manhattan Project
Build Nuclear Device Build Nuclear Device
Convert to Nuclear Power Convert to Nuclear Power GS-Only.png
Recommission Nuclear Reactor Recommission Nuclear Reactor GS-Only.png

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.

GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

Related achievements[edit | edit source]

Splitting the Atom
Splitting the Atom
Win a regular game with an Atomic Era start.
Splitting the atom was first discovered in 1917, the start of the atomic age.
Civilization VI Eras [edit]

AncientClassicalMedievalRenaissanceIndustrialModernAtomicInformationFuture GS-Only.png

GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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