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Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! is a scenario in Civilization VI that was released with the Vikings Scenario Pack.


What is the worth of a Viking lord? At your command are seafaring warriors who would follow you across the oceans of the known world. Your longships cast shadows in the hearts of those who would keep their wealth within sight of the coast. But pillage for its own sake is simple banditry. You, my lord, are neither simple nor a bandit. Teach them the hard truth of the wealth they flaunt—if they can't protect it, then it was never theirs to keep.


In this scenario, you control one of three Viking lords attempting to build a rich and powerful empire that extends across Europe. It is predominantly a military scenario, though economics, exploration, and religion also factor in. You are locked into an alliance with the other two Viking lords and war with everyone else. Cities cannot be razed, Traders and Great Admirals cannot be transferred between cities, and Encampments and Holy Sites generate Science Science and Culture Culture (respectively) in addition to their normal effects.

All of the Viking lords start off worshiping a pantheon, and all of the city-states except Al-Qayrawan have the Monastery as their unique tile improvement. Pillaging Holy Sites and certain improvements yields Faith Faith, which increases the pressure on your cities to adopt Catholicism. Once you do, you can start producing Missionaries to spread your religion.

All of the playable civilizations in this scenario have the Berserker and the Viking Longship as unique units. In addition to their abilities from the base game, the Berserker earns Great General Great General points and the Viking Longship earns Great Admiral Great Admiral points from kills.

Victory Points (VP) are awarded as follows in this scenario:

  • 10 VP per tile pillaged.
  • 10 VP per Citizen Population.
  • 25 VP per city.
  • 25 VP per Trade Route Trade Route capacity.
  • 50 VP per Great Person Great Person earned.
  • 50 VP per Faith Faith earned for pillaging a tile when less than half of your cities follow the same religion.
  • 50 VP per Citizen Population added when half or more of your cities follow the same religion.
  • 1000 VP for activating the first Great Admiral adjacent to Vinland, 500 VP for the second, 300 VP for the third, and 100 VP for each one thereafter.

At the end of 60 turns, the Viking lords are awarded bonus VP at the rate of 1 for every 10 Gold Gold in their treasury and 1 for every 5 Faith Faith they possess. The one with the highest VP total wins.




Special Features[]


Type City-State Unique Improvement
Religious City-State (Civ6) Al-Qayrawan None
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Apuolė Monastery
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Arles Monastery
Trade City-State (Civ6) Asilah None
Trade City-State (Civ6) Balarm None
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Dùn Breatann Monastery
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Eoforwic Monastery
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Iruñea Monastery
Trade City-State (Civ6) Pisa Monastery
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Preslav Monastery
Religious City-State (Civ6) Roma Monastery
Religious City-State (Civ6) Tamworth Monastery
Religious City-State (Civ6) Thetford Monastery
Trade City-State (Civ6) Tmutarakan Monastery
Trade City-State (Civ6) Venèxia Monastery
Militaristic City-State (Civ6) Wintanceaster Monastery
Trade City-State (Civ6) Wòlin Monastery
Religious City-State (Civ6) Xixón Monastery


Great People[]


Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! Civics Tree (Civ6)

Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! Civics Tree. Click to zoom.


Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! Technology Tree (Civ6)

Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! Technology Tree. Click to zoom.

Policy Cards[]

Natural Wonders[]




Related achievements[]

Absolutely Nothing Rotten in the State of Denmark
Absolutely Nothing Rotten in the State of Denmark
Win Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! as Canute.
A play on 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark', a famous line from William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
God of the Sea
God of the Sea
Win Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! at Deity difficulty.
A play on the highest difficulty level's name, and a reference to the Norse's seafaring voyages and wars.
Master of the Baltic
Master of the Baltic
Win Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! as Olof Skötkonung.
A reference to Sweden's westerly location from the Baltic Sea, and its later domination of Finland.
More Hacksilver For Harald
More Hacksilver For Harald
Win Vikings, Traders, and Raiders! as Harald Hardrada
A reference to a form of Viking currency and Harald Hardrada's accumulation of wealth during his service in the Byzantine Empire.
Civilization VI Scenarios [edit]
Ancient RivalsCavalry and CannonadesConquests of Alexander1Gifts of the Nile1Global Thermonuclear WarHallowed GroundJadwiga's Legacy1Outback Tycoon1Path to Nirvana1PiratesRed DeathThe Black Death GS-OnlyVikings, Traders, and Raiders!1War Machine GS-Only
1 Requires DLC

GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.