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The June 2019 Update for Civilization VI was released on June 18th, 2019. The update concerns Gathering Storm only, unless otherwise specified below. The following is a complete list of change notes.


World Congress[]

  • 3 New World Congress Proposals
    • Public Relations: Target Player generates 100% more Grievances, and other players generate 100% more Grievances with the Target Player OR the Target Player generates 50% fewer Grievances, and other players generate 50% fewer Grievances toward the Target Player.
    • Espionage Pact: All Spies function +2 levels higher for the Target Operation OR Target Operation is unavailable (later game)
    • Military Advisory: Target unit promotion class gains +5 Combat Strength OR loses 5 Combat Strength
  • 1 New Request for Aid Type
    • Military Aid Request: If a civilization that you have at least 200 Grievances against declares war on you, a Military Aid Request becomes available. This uses the gifting system (gold and/or project).

All game versions: World Builder Basic Mode is now “on” by default. Click on Additional Content from the main menu, and you will see the button on the upper-right.

  • Additional bugs and polish are listed in the World Builder section below.

All game versions: Unit Abilities

  • Added Unit Abilities tool tip to the Unit panel. Mouse over a unit portrait to see Unit Abilities that were previously hidden. Note that this will not include temporary or situational Abilities.

All game versions: Diplomacy Ribbon Yields

  • We now have an interface option in settings to turn on all the player yields on the Diplomacy Ribbon. They are: Always Off, On via Mouse-Over, Always on.
  • Many thanks to modders for inspiring this change! We like it better this way as well.

Power Lens[]

  • Add a Power Lens when on the Power Tab of city-view with area highlights to easily see what is powered and what is not.

Body of Water Labeling[]

  • Add Map Labels to any body of water over a certain size (oceans, bays, lakes, etc.)



World Congress[]

  • Increase Diplomatic Victory requirement to 20 Diplomatic Victory Points (DVP), and increase ability to gain DVP in-game.
    • Players gain 1 DVP when voting for the winning option/target combo of any Resolution.
    • Statue of Liberty gives 4 DVP (doubled).
    • Potala Palace gives 1 DVP.
    • Mahabodhi Temple gives 2 DVP.
    • Aid Requests (including new Military Aid Request) grant 2 DVP (doubled).
    • Non-Emergency Scored Competitions grant 1 DVP to first place.
  • Change current DVP Resolution to +2/-3 DVP for the Target Player.
  • Buffing starting DVP for existing saves and late starts.
    • Saves from “the wild” should now double their DVP upon load, making the victory more achievable with existing saves.
    • Advanced starts now have a more reasonable number of starting DVP.
  • Scored Competitions now end one turn before World Congress meets again (to lower the noise threshold by all of it happening on the same turn).
  • Update to vote tie breaking for World Congress – Now, instead of awarding the win by player ID once all other values are calculated, determine it based on player with LEAST remaining favor.
  • Send Aid Project now sends Gold to all accepting ongoing Emergencies


  • Add light scaling to Era Score by game speed.
  • Dedications for later eras:
    • Sky and Stars Golden Age (updated):  Unlocks the Eurekas for Satellites, Nuclear Fusion, and Nanotechnology if in the Information Era. When chosen in the Future Era the Eurekas for Smart Materials, Predictive Systems, and Offworld Mission are unlocked. +100% XP earned for all Air Units. Aluminum mines accumulate +2 more resources per turn.
    • Automaton Warfare Golden Age (new): Gain a Giant Death Robot. Receive 3 Uranium per turn. Uranium mines accumulate +1 more resource per turn. 
    • Automaton Warfare Normal and Dark Age (new): Gain +1 Era Score for each non-Barbarian unit killed with a GDR.
  • New Dark Age Policies for later eras
    • Cyber Warfare: +10 Combat Strength against units from the Information and Future Eras. BUT: Grievances against you do not decay.
    • Automated Workforce: Your cities get +20% Production towards city projects. BUT: -1 Amenity and -5 Loyalty per turn in your cities.
    • Disinformation Campaign: +3 Favor per turn for each Broadcast Center. BUT: -10% Science and Culture in all cities.
    • Flower Power: All civilizations not currently at war receive +100% of the Tourism from your Concerts. BUT: The cost of producing and purchasing land units other than Rock Bands is increased by +100%.

Great People[]

  • Great Works of Writing are now +2 Culture and +2 Tourism.
  • If a player cannot earn a Great Person of a class (ex. Great Prophet after they already have one or after they run out), Great People points are converted into Faith at a 1 to 1 ratio.
    • Great Person points from the Holy Site Prayers project (and other city projects) now count as excess points and generate Faith if no GP of that type can be earned.

Map Gen[]

  • New Maps
    • 7 Seas
    • Small Continents
  • Generation

Building/Improvements (tied to the Tech Tree rebalance)[]

  • Tier 3 buildings in districts that can support worker citizens ("specialists") now increase the yields for each citizen working in that district tile.
    • Coal Power Plant, Oil Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plant: +1 Production per citizen
    • Stock Exchange: +2 Gold per citizen
    • Military Academy: +1 Production per citizen
    • Seaport: +1 Food per citizen
    • Broadcast Tower, Film Studio: +1 Culture per citizen
    • Research Lab: +1 Science per citizen
    • Religion-specific buildings: +1 Faith per citizen
    • These values are all viewable in the Civilopedia
  • All game versions: Changing the yields of citizens working district tiles ("specialists") to better fit the balance and flavor of certain districts.
  • Change Industrial Zone adjacency bonus
    • +1 Production for every 2 adjacent districts; +1 Production for every 2 adjacent Lumber Mill; +1 for every 2 adjacent Mine (Minor adjacency).
    • +1 Production for the Strategic Resource, Government Plaza and Quarries. (Standard adjacency).
    • +2 Production for Aqueducts, Canals, Dams, and Bath Districts. (Major adjacency).
  • Increase value of Quarries, Pastures, and Lumber Mills (to have similar output to Mines, which are dominant right now)
  • Misc
    • Hansa: Add +2 Production for Aqueducts, Canals, and Dams. (Major adjacency)


  • Remove Goddess of the Harvest.
  • Add Goddess of Fire which gives +2 Faith for every Volcanic Soil and Geothermal tile.
  • Divine Spark: +1 Great Person Points from Holy Sites (Prophet), Campuses with a Library (Scientist), and Theater Squares with an Amphitheater (Writer). (Before just the Great Scientist and Great Writer facet didn't require buildings)
  • Craftsmen: +1 Production and +1 Faith from improved strategic resources. (Before just +1 Production on Mined improvements)
  • Earth Goddess: +2 Faith from tiles with Breathtaking Appeal. (Before +1 Faith from tiles with Charming or better Appeal)
  • Goddess of the Hunt: +1 Food and +1 Production from camps. (Before just +1 Food)
  • Remove Oral Tradition.
  • Goddess of Festivals: +1 Culture from Plantation. (Before Goddess of the Festival was +1 Food to half of the Plantation types and Oral Tradition was the other half of plantation improvements +1 Culture)
  • Religious Settlements: When chosen and you have at least 1 city receive a Settler in your capital. Border expansion rate is 15% faster. (Before just 15% Expansion)
  • Fertility Rites: When chosen and you have at least 1 city receive a Builder in your capital. City growth rate is 10% higher. (Before just 10% Growth)
  • River Goddess: +2 Amenities and +2 Housing to cities if they have a Holy Site district adjacent to a River. (Before just +1 Amenity)
  • Initiation Rites: When a Barbarian Outpost is cleared receive +50 Faith and the unit that cleared the Barbarian Outpost heals +100 HP. (Before just +50 Faith)

Technologies and Civics[]

  • All game versions: Rebalance Antananarivo suzerain bonus to have a maximum bonus of +30% Culture (was no limit).
  • Additional Tech prerequisites
  • Tech cost increases
    • Early Renaissance costs 600 (was 540)
    • Late Renaissance costs 730 (was 660)
    • Early Industrial costs 930 (was 845)
    • Late Industrial costs 1070 (was 970)
    • Early Modern costs 1250 (was 1140)
    • Late Modern costs 1370 (was 1250)
    • Early Atomic costs 1480 (was 1410)
    • Late Atomic costs 1660 (was 1580)
  • Civic cost increases
    • Early Medieval branch costs 220 (was 200)
    • Early Medieval trunk costs 300 (was 275)
    • Late Medieval branch costs 340 (was 290)
    • Late Medieval trunk costs 420 (was 385)
    • Early Renaissance branch costs 440 (was 400)
    • Early Renaissance trunk costs 600 (was 540)
    • Late Renaissance trunk costs 720 (was 655)
    • Early Industrial branch costs 800 (was 725)
    • Early Industrial trunk costs 1010 (was 920)
    • Late Industrial branch costs 1050 (was 870)
    • Late Industrial trunk costs 1210 (was 1060)
    • Early Modern branch costs 1540 (was 1255)
    • Early Modern trunk costs 1540 (was 1410)
    • Middle Modern branch costs 1580 (was 1560)
    • Middle Modern Ideology costs 1640 (was 1500)
    • Late Modern government branch costs 1640 (was 1500)
    • Late Modern Nuclear Program costs 1715 (unchanged)


  • Increased Anti-Air strength of naval units to be on par with increases made on land AA units.
  • Several strategic resources required unit changes:
  • Reduced upfront resource cost of remaining unique units from 20 to 10. Mamluk, Conquistador, Redcoat, Black Army, Huszar, Cossack, Mandekalu Cavalry, Legion, and Janissary.
  • All game versions: Corps and Army Gold purchase costs now take into account the 25% Production discount awarded by building the Military Academy. Upfront resource costs also consider the 25% discount.
  • All game versions: Increased movement ranges of some late game units from 2 to 3. (Modern AT, Mobile SAM, Rocket Artillery).
  • Military Engineers can contribute production to Flood Barriers and Aqueducts.
  • Update Battering Rams and Siege Towers to only work with Melee and Anti-Cavalry units.
  • Medieval and Renaissance Walls are immune to Battering Rams. Renaissance Walls are immune to Siege Towers. Battering Rams upgrade into Siege Towers.


  • Policy: Music Censorship: Rock Bands from other players may not enter your territory. BUT -1 Amenity in all your cities with 10 or more Population.


All game versions: Gossip and Combat Status UI[]

  • Reduced size of gossip messages that appear during AI turns and gave them their own column of screen space to the right of combat status messages.
  • Reduced size of combat status messages.

All game versions: Reports[]

  • Added new Gossip Report to reports menu.

All game versions: Front-End[]

  • Added toggle for drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Add mini-map preview to saves so you can see what your game looks like before loading. Only works for new saves created post patch.
  • Hot-Key text fields in the Options menu now have tool-tips on each item.

All game versions: City Recommendations UI[]

  • Refactor recommended Settlement location system to take more factors into account aside from growth.
  • Added easy-to-read Settler recommendation tooltip (with thumbs up/down icons) that reflects why the game is recommending a given location (growth potential, presence of new resources, distance from friendly cities, etc.).
  • Increase number of recommendations and spread them out based on the players explored area.
  • Back port settling recommendations changes to base and XP1.

World Congress[]

  • Adding notification for when the player earns DVP.
  • Implementing "Previous Results" for resolutions in the World Congress (tooltips added to resolutions where the same resolution has come through the World Congress in the past. Gives the player an idea of how everyone voted the last time the resolution was up for a vote).

All game versions: Production Queue[]

  • Add user interface option to always open to the production queue even if the queue is empty.
  • Open directly to the production queue if a city has any items currently queued.

All game versions: Religion[]

  • New Pantheon Chooser (left side of screen instead of center of screen). Now the player can see the map when choosing what Pantheon will apply to their civ.
  • Religion Screen style update designed to show more data and waste less space.


  • Floating text for Power Plants when a turn ends will now only show the amount of Power that is actually used, rather than the total amount it generated from the resources.
  • All game versions: Add espionage missions to the Spy Civilopedia page.
  • All game versions: Add Terrain and Feature defense modifier to the Civilopedia. Also include the movement change in the terrain section of the Civilopedia .
  • All game versions: Fix overlays not being cleared unless the map updated, enabled map search results on the mini-map and full map.
  • All game versions: Right click to close full screen movie-based popups, and Historic Moments.
  • All game versions: There is now a notification that appears when a new Barbarian Camp appears in the mid-fog near the player. Unique notification icon added.
  • All game versions: Policy Panel: We are now using slightly wider cards to allow more room for text to avoid as many text overflows.
  • Units: Allow GDR to be namable
  • All game versions: Colors: Change Gitarja (Indonesia) colors to not conflict with Kupe (Maori).
  • All game versions: Notifications are now properly serialized/localized. If 2 individuals with different language settings are playing Play-By-Cloud, they will no longer see notifications in the opponent language.



  • Give Matthias additional alliance favoritism to support the Huszar unit
  • Correct issue in Eleanor's alliance favoritism.
  • Allow Kupe to settle further from his own cities to stop him from getting island locked.
  • John Curtin now favors liberating cities.

World Congress[]

  • AI support added for new Resolutions.
  • AI Aid requests: AI now offers aid every 10 turns, at 3 times previous value. This won't change existing saves/running emergencies.
  • Improve AI vote prioritization, looking at all resolutions available in a given World Congress.
  • Adjust AI so it doesn't regularly overvalue some resolutions.
  • Don't choose Great People for Patronage resolution if they're no longer available (Great Prophet for example).

Combat and Operations[]

  • All game versions: Korean Hwacha - Remove siege designations from unit so that AI uses them properly
  • All game versions: Improvements to city defense tree when trying to get units into defensive positions.
  • Improve religious units understanding to retreat from stronger opposing religious units.
  • All game versions: Fix bug in tactical (non-coordinated) ranged units with attacking unguarded combat districts.
  • Improvements to operational movements around mountains and other terrain.
  • All game versions: Barbarians: Fix bug stopping raids from starting.


  • Use correct stockpile limits when deciding how much of a resource to trade. AI could have offered 0 if they were over their stockpile limit, even if the person they're trading to was not.
  • When the AI does not have a good enough reserve of a strategic resource they want, they won't trade it away rather than undervaluing it.
  • Trade for strategics up to double what is needed, then stop. Makes for consistent valuation.
  • All game versions: Fix problem putting together peace deals where they want to return a city.
  • Don't let AI try to trade resources that would take either side beyond their stockpile caps.
  • Don't count both sides of the deal against the amount, this was causing deal amounts to go negative in some situations.


  • All game versions: Inner ring and total yield scoring changed to use all yields (previously only production and food) - This makes the AI a bit more aggressive and expand more quickly.
  • All game versions: Unit combat analyzers only check for hostile major powers. Makes oligarchy less favored when not at war with majors.
  • All game versions: Don't send non-combat Great People to scout the civilization they are at war with during gameplay (they're gonna have a bad time).


All game versions: Worldbuilder Editor Basic Mode[]

  • UI
    • New UI on WorldBuilder HUD (left-hand tool panel, right hand info panel with icon-driven placement).
    • Show resources in the plot tooltip in World Builder even if the plot has no owner assigned.
    • Don't allow loading or saving World Builder maps to the cloud, it's not supported.
    • Additional error messages for successful and failed placement (Basic Mode), and for setting visibility (Advanced Mode).
    • Impose a delay so the UI can breathe in between instances of the resource scatter. This prevents the scatter code from getting jammed and showing resources that don't exist.
    • 'Restart' disabled when in WorldBuilder.
    • Show results for resource placement in UI.
    • Properly sort out input states so left and right clicks and drags work as documented.
    • Update the cursor color immediately when placing or removing an item to show the hex's new status.
    • Save and restore brush size when entering and exiting a mode where it's not valid and show it as "small" when in the invalid mode.
    • Sort all the lists of items alphabetically in Place Mode.
    • Chunk undo/redo (previously, when you used a large brush to paint, it would only undo a single hex at a time).
    • Full screen map support to easily preview your continent shapes.
    • Place/Plot
      • Re-enabled allowing user to place Natural Wonders on tile types outside of gameplay rules.
      • Fix and issue causing Bananas and other valid resources to be missing from placement lists.
      • Lock start position editing completely out in Basic mode.
      • Fix an issue that was preventing you from selecting a strategic resource tile when in “Plot” mode.
      • Don't allow plot selector to set improvements that aren't valid for the tile.
      • Plot editor now ignores existing resources and features when deciding what you're allowed to place.
      • Only coastal tiles are shown in green now for Cliff placement.
      • Don't show resources that can't be placed, such as Toys.
    • Front-End
      • For WorldBuilder map mods, show the filename in the details view.
      • Tiled map importer improvements: Support CSV format for tile layers & do something with transparent tiles, plus register World Builder in Standard rules games for Game Core side scripts to match XP1/XP2 behavior.
      • Tiled maps now import from the saves/worldbuilder directory.
    • Front End
      • When deleting a WorldBuilder map, refresh available mods.
      • 'Restore Defaults' will no longer clear the WorldBuilder editor flag.
      • 'Restore Defaults' for WorldBuilder will default to Standard Rules rather than the latest expansion.
      • When importing a map, the setup screen will no longer be missing options if the user backs out and goes to create a standard game.
    • Misc
      • Fix an issue that was preventing City States from spawning on World Builder maps.
      • Allow custom text tags to be edited outside of Advance Mode.
    • Crash
      • Fix an issue that would cause the game to crash when valid starting positions could not be found.

All game versions: Worldbuilder Editor Advanced Mode (Unsupported)[]

  • UI
    • City States are now a slider starting at 0 rather than fixed for most world builder maps.
    • Remove cities, improvements, and units from the map when their owning civ is changed.
    • Editing a city's population in the Player Editor now works.
    • Improved status reporting for player editor building placement.
    • Better status/error reporting for Unit placement, and a special message for the Spy.
    • Don't allow editing gold/faith for barbarians.
    • Show a red placement cursor for Districts and Buildings on plots that aren't part of the selected city.
    • Show more accurate errors when unable to place districts and buildings and turn off workarounds.
    • Remove Projects from buildings list.
  • Configuration
    • City states can now be chosen at random based on their starting positions, allowing several city states to be defined while only using a few.
    • Mods can now add starting positions for worldbuilder maps such as TSL earth by populating the MapStartingPositions tables located either in Config or Gameplay database.
    • Instead of just merging mods that do not affect saved games (UI mods, normally), merge mods that only have active components AND do not affect saved games. This will remove map mods from being included in saves.
    • Added extra validation before attempting to set improvement type.
    • Do not place goody huts if 'GAME_NO_GOODY_HUTS' is set.
    • Do not place barbarian camps if 'GAME_NO_BARBARIANS' is set
  • Perf
    • Back-port an XP1/XP2 requirement into base game to allow certain popular mods to write significantly faster implementations of their natural wonder modifiers.


  • All game versions: Multiple misc check-ins to reduce memory allocations.
  • All game versions: Additional graphics performance improvements.



  • All game versions: Changed Royal Navy Dockyard to apply the +1 naval unit movement bonus as an ability so that it carries through when upgrading.
  • Environmentalist agenda modifiers were reversed. This is now corrected.

All game versions: Aircraft[]

  • Air units are now correctly using their standard movement range instead of embarked movement range when based on Aircraft Carriers.
  • Fix rebasing air units if the rebase target is the current base of the air unit. If the base was full, it would think it couldn't rebase there. Rebasing to the same base is done when an air unit is requested to return to base.
  • Add very simple concept of a parent/child relationship to the app side Unit System. This is to fix the ugly look of an aircraft carrier moving with air units as cargo.
  • Air units now properly have an unobstructed view (added ability for units to be able to see 'through' terrain as well as features).
  • Units marked as DOMAIN_AIR no longer increase city strength values.
  • Fixed a bug preventing aircraft from deploying if based in an airstrip.

All game versions: Units[]

  • Fixed issue with Hungarian Huszar not correctly requiring Horses for production.
  • Removed CLASS_MELEE tag from GDR. It was incorrectly giving the GDR a bonus vs. anti-cavalry units.
  • Fix an issue with the Jong not working properly with Press Gangs and International Waters.
  • Fixing the Naturalist model staying behind after the unit is destroyed by creating a park.
  • Update the text for Rockefeller so that it states that strategics do not need to be improved.


  • Make sure all unit layers (including the Spy Layer) are checked for units that need to be displaced from a submerged tile.
  • Make sure you can't start a new wonder on a tile suffering from coastal flooding.
  • Make sure submerging tiles properly wipes out Great Wall tiles.
  • When sea level rise consumed a wonder or district, sometime the incorrect wonder or district would be removed from the map, leaving the submerged version in place (for example, a neighborhood was submerged, but a completely different neighborhood in your empire was removed).


  • All game versions: Fixing an issue that could cause a black screen to appear when human player was defeated while multiple pop-ups were present (user could “ESC” out of it).
  • All game versions: Unit Panel: Disable the settler lens if a selected settler is killed.
  • All game versions: Production Panel: Made failure text for damaged walls. We now display text explaining that the prerequisite wall type must be repaired and the number of turns before the walls can be repaired.
  • Diplo Trade
    • All game versions: In a peace deal, can add a return or cede city, as well as right-clicking existing cities in trade deal, to switch them out.
  • World Congress
    • Some fixes to prevent players with negative score from gaining rewards in Scored Competitions
    • Fix an issue where players were being injected into ongoing Emergencies
  • Governors
  • Power
    • Changing the rules for which Power Plant resources are used first. Uranium, as the most power-efficient resource (16 power per unit), will now always be used before Oil (4 Power) and Coal (4 Power), if it is available.
  • Scenarios
    • When playing the Black Death scenario in Hotseat, a new plague icon appears on a City Banner every turn the city has plague.
    • If a scenario has no historical rankings information, do not show the rankings tab. This makes historic rankings an optional feature for scenarios.
  • Map Search
    • Slow down the map search to do at most 35 tiles per frame instead of 128. This prevents us from hitting worst-case map search times that can make the game unplayable, at the expense of slower search results. Modders can always turn it back up if they want to.
    • Disable auto-updating the map search, make progress bar more visible. Was causing CPU issues on lower-end hardware. Will not only update when the user performs a search.
  • Misc
    • Liberated players who return to the game no longer have to build their own Palace.
    • Fixing an issue where Civic boost amounts were not accounting for era bonuses or penalties (Civics can be cheaper or more expensive when they are outside the current game era). Tech boosts were doing this already, as intended. This led to a case where earning the boost for the Near Future Governance civic (a 90% boost) would grant the whole Civic, even when the proper prerequisites had not been obtained.
    • All game versions: Make Demand Tribute work for human whether they view the AI as Friendly, Neutral or Unfriendly.
    • All game versions: Fix city-state clumping problems when generating the map.
    • All game versions: Fixing an issue where large amounts of Culture overflow (ex. from Moon Landing project) could apply more than once to increase domestic tourists if it was used to complete more than one Civic. Culture only converts into domestic tourists when applied to researching a particular Civic, and now that amount is capped to the cost of the Civic itself. This means that overflow will no longer be counted more than once towards tourists, but also that the increase in tourists may be spread across several turns as the overflow is applied piece by piece.
    • All game versions: Removing Norway's palace for the Viking scenario so that all three Viking civs will have the Ancient Viking palace


  • All game versions: Stop circular rivers from crashing the game on load.
  • All game versions: Fix multi-GPU bug that could cause the game to crash.
  • All game versions: Misc crashes reported in the wild via bug collector.


  • Exploit: Fix a trading issue which would allow you to give a gift of negative resources to an AI, essentially giving a gift that grants their stuff back to you.


  • Fixing the Panama Canal movie not going through the time of day cycle.



Civilization VI- Gathering Storm - June 2019 Update Dev Livestream (VOD)

Dennis Shirk, Anton Strenger, and Carl Harrison explore the update in a livestream.

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