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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.


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 InfoEdit

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 (Civ6) 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 Civ6Production 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.

When starting a game in the Atomic Era, players receive three Settlers, three Rangers, three Field Cannons, 550 Civ6Gold Gold, and 16 Envoy6 Envoys. All cities founded after the Capital6 Capital have 6 Citizen6 Population, a Monument, a Granary, Ancient Walls, Medieval Walls, and Renaissance Walls, and players receive an Infantry and a Builder in each city founded by one of their starting Settlers (and a Trader in the first two).


Advanced Flight (Civ6) Advanced Flight
Rocketry (Civ6) Rocketry
Advanced Ballistics (Civ6) Advanced Ballistics
Combined Arms (Civ6) Combined Arms
Plastics (Civ6) Plastics
Computers (Civ6) Computers
Nuclear Fission (Civ6) Nuclear Fission
Synthetic Materials (Civ6) Synthetic Materials


Cultural Heritage (Civ6) Cultural Heritage
Cold War (Civ6) Cold War
Professional Sports (Civ6) Professional Sports
Rapid Deployment (Civ6) Rapid Deployment
Space Race (Civ6) Space Race

Districts and BuildingsEdit


Missile Silo (Civ6) Missile Silo

Offshore Oil Rig (Civ6) Offshore Oil Rig

Geothermal Plant (Civ6) Geothermal Plant GS-Only

Ski Resort (Civ6) Ski Resort GS-Only



Estádio do Maracanã (Civ6) Estádio do Maracanã

Sydney Opera House (Civ6) Sydney Opera House

Amundsen-Scott Research Station (Civ6) Amundsen-Scott Research Station R&F-Only


Launch Earth Satellite (Civ6) Launch Earth Satellite

Manhattan Project (Civ6) Manhattan Project

Build Nuclear Device (Civ6) Build Nuclear Device

Convert to Nuclear Power (Civ6) Convert to Nuclear Power GS-Only

Recommission Nuclear Reactor (Civ6) Recommission Nuclear Reactor GS-Only

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

GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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