A Solar Flare is a type of natural disaster in Civilization VI, unique to the Apocalypse Game Mode. It can trigger at any point of the game but very rarely; however, when the Climate Change reaches Phase VII, the world will enter the Apocalypse phase, and Solar Flares will start showing up often. Although they are not as frequent and destructive as Comet Strikes, Solar Flares greatly hinder all victory conditions, especially Scientific Victory, by effectively shutting down the Power network everywhere. It is the only natural disaster that happens on a global scale.
- Affects the entire map.
- Has a chance to pillage or destroy all types of Power Plants.
- Has a chance to damage or destroy advanced units and pillage late game improvements (Solar Farms, Wind Farms, Offshore Wind Farms, Geothermal Plants, Seasteads).
- Has a chance to pillage or destroy Power related buildings, Campus districts, Industrial Zone districts, Aerodrome districts and Spaceport districts.
Below is the list of late game units that can be killed or damaged by Solar Flares: