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The Trap is a special tile improvement in Civilization VI. It is exclusive to the Zombie Defense game mode, introduced in the Portugal Pack. It can be built by a Builder on any tile inside your own or neutral territory.

  • Effects:
    • Deals 15HP damage to, and depletes the movement of, hostile units passing through it.
    • The tile cannot be worked.


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Civilopedia entry[]

While walls are a type of defense that seeks to keep enemies out, traps seek to eliminate, slow, or immobilize them. And while the walking dead are relentless, they are not clever. A single human in a tower, with his juicy human brain, can act as sufficient bait to bring the dead – or hostile humans looking to take out an “unguarded” enemy - in to close quarters where they can be dealt with. But dispensing of the dead involves much more than dealing with human enemies. They cannot be chased off, or even critically wounded; they must be destroyed. Ancient traps could involve burning pitch, hidden pits, or simply towers fill of archers. That is, until the arrows run out…

Related achievements[]

It's a Trap!!!
It's a Trap!!!
Deal 50 or more damage to a single unit from trap damage on a single tile in one turn.
A reference to Admiral Ackbar's exclamation in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Civilization VI Improvements [edit]
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Unique ChâteauChemamull R&F-Only.pngFeitoria1Golf Course R&F-Only.pngGreat WallHacienda1Ice Hockey Rink GS-Only.pngKampung1KurganMekewap R&F-Only.pngMissionNubian Pyramid1Open-Air Museum GS-Only.pngOutback Station1 GS-Only.pngPairidaeza1Polder R&F-Only.pngQhapaq Ñan GS-Only.pngRock-Hewn Church1Roman FortSphinxStepwellTerrace Farm GS-Only.pngZiggurat
City-state Alcázar1Batey1Cahokia Mounds GS-Only.pngColossal HeadsMahavihara1Moai GS-Only.pngMonastery1Nazca Line GS-Only.pngTrading Dome1
Governor R&F-Only.png City Park R&F-Only.pngFishery R&F-Only.png
Modes only Barricade4Corporation3Industry3Modernized Trap4Reinforced Barricade4Trap4Vampire Castle2
1 Requires a DLC2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Monopolies and Corporations mode only • 4 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.