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Back arrow (CivBE).png Civilization: Beyond Earth

The planet is the world on which a game of Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth takes place. It is analogous to the map in other Civilization games.

There are several different planets on which players can chose to start in Beyond Earth.


Planet Specialty
Terran World (CivBE).png Terran World

A world with a few large landmasses separated by oceans and some smaller islands.

Protean World (CivBE).png Protean World

A world of one ocean and one very large, continuous landmass with the possibility of small, coastal islands.

Atlantean World (CivBE).png Atlantean World

A world of islands of varying sizes separated by narrow water passages.

Random World (CivBE).png Random World

The game will randomly pick one of these planets for you to play.

Advanced Worlds (CivBE).png Advanced Worlds

Unique planets that offer greater challenge for experienced players.
See options below

Custom World (CivBE).png Custom World Select a planet and biome combination of your choice

Advanced Worlds[]

Advanced Worlds (CivBE).png Planet Specialty
Archipelago World (CivBE).png Archipelago An oceanic world populated by medium and small islands.
Equatorial World (CivBE).png Equatorial A rapidly spinning world with a bulging equator and day/night cycle much shorter than Earth's.
Glacial World (CivBE).png Glacial [1] A temperate world undergoing severe glaciation during an ice age.
Inland Sea (CivBE).png Inland Sea[2] A world with only one habitable region, surrounding the planet's only large body of water.
Skermish (CivBE).png Skirmish [3] Multiplayer land battle, optimized for head to head or two teams. Variety of terrains available.
Taigan World (CivBE).png Taigan A punishingly cold world whose best lands are found along the coastlines and rivers.
Tiny Islands (CivBE).png Tiny Islands[2] An oceanic world populated only by lots of tiny islands.

Exoplanets Map Pack DLC Planets[]

Planet Description
Kepler 186f (CivBE).png Kepler 186f This lush forest planet is one of the oldest known Earth-like planets.
Rigil Khantoris Bb (CivBE).png Rigil Khantoris Bb Orbiting the closest star to the solar system, the historical records of this arid continental planet’s settlement are well-preserved.
Tau Ceti d (CivBE).png Tau Ceti d This planet of seas and archipelagos features a booming biodiversity and a wealth of resources.
Mu Arae f (CivBE).png Mu Arae f Tidally locked in orbit around a weak star, the southern hemisphere of this planet is a blistering desert where the sun never sets, while the northern hemisphere is perpetually in frozen darkness.
82 Eridani e (CivBE).png 82 Eridani e An alien world of scarce water and wracked by tectonic forces.
Eta Vulpeculae b (CivBE).png Eta Vulpeculae b A mysterious new discovery with unknown terrain.


  1. Glacial map only available with my2k account
  2. 2.0 2.1 Island Sea and Tiny Island maps only available as unlockables playing Sid Meier's Starships
  3. Skirmish maps are not available when playing the Rising Tide expansion.
Civilization: Beyond Earth [Edit]
Games: Base Beyond EarthRising TideStarships

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RT only.png Introduced in the Rising Tide expansion pack.† Spin off game based in the same fictional universe