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Plains (Hills) are a base terrain in Civilization VI, which is a variant of Plains tiles. Like other Plains tiles, they are usually found relatively close to the equator of the map.

Plains Hills provide 1 Production Production in addition to the 1 Food Food and 1 Production Production yielded by basic Plains tiles. Plains Hills may be improved with Mines, which makes them significantly more productive than other Plains tiles. All Hills have a +3 Strength Combat Strength modifier, which can strengthen city defenses, as well as protect vulnerable units.


Plains Hills (especially those on Rivers) are excellent locations to place cities early in the game. This is because cities automatically increase the yields on their tiles to 2 Food Food and 1 Production Production if either yield is lacking. This puts Plains Hills in the unique position of providing 2 Food Food and 2 Production Production when cities are placed on them. This improves a city's productivity early on, especially before technologies such as Apprenticeship and Industrialization greatly improve the yields of Mines. After this point, placing cities on Plains Hills makes less of a difference, and could even be discouraged as the Production Production yields of placing a Mine on one of these tiles outshines that of the city itself.

Civilopedia entry[]

Hills in plains tend to be landmarks … just think of the highest point in Iowa, Hawkeye Point, at a stunning 1670 feet (510 meters). Given the flatness all about, these do give nice lines of sight for long distances over the endless, boring vistas.


Civilization VI Terrains [edit]
Base CoastDesertDesert (Hills)GrasslandGrassland (Hills)HillsLakeMountainsNile River3OceanPlainsPlains (Hills)SnowSnow (Hills)TundraTundra (Hills)
Features Cataract3CliffsFloodplainsDesert FloodplainsGrassland FloodplainsPlains FloodplainsGeothermal Fissure GS-Only.pngIceImpact Zone1 2MarshOasisRainforestBurning Rainforest1Burnt Rainforest1Reef R&F-Only.pngRiverVolcanic Soil GS-Only.pngVolcano GS-Only.pngWoodsBurning Woods1Burnt Woods1
Other Barbarian OutpostMeteor Site1Tribal Village
See also ImprovementNatural WonderResource
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Specific Scenarios only

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