Game modes are setup options that add a twist to the standard Civilization VI experience. Game modes dramatically alter the base game's ruleset and may include additional units, buildings and improvements. Players may chose multiple game modes when starting a game. Each DLC pack of the New Frontier Pass introduces a new game mode. Additional game modes have been released in free community updates.
These Game Modes are:
- Apocalypse, included in Maya & Gran Colombia Pack.
- Secret Societies, included in Ethiopia Pack.
- Tech and Civic Shuffle, included in August 2020 Update.
- Dramatic Ages, included in Byzantium & Gaul Pack.
- Heroes & Legends, included in Babylon Pack.