A Volcano is a type of terrain feature in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. There are two kinds of Volcanoes: Dormant and Active. A Dormant volcano cannot erupt and is generally safer to settle next to. However, a Dormant volcano may become Active at any moment, and vice-versa. The chances of this happening depend on the Disaster Intensity setting, which the player chooses in the beginning of the game. In general, higher settings always have a greater percentage of active volcanoes; on Disaster level 4 almost all volcanoes are always active.
Volcanic Eruptions Edit
An active volcano may cause a devastating eruption, which is one of the types of natural disasters. Compared to other disasters, this is maybe the most devastating. It will affect tiles surrounding the volcano (or, on Disaster Intensity settings 3 and 4, tiles up to 2 away from the volcano), and besides the usual disaster damage the eruption may remove features and even bonus resources. Affected tiles will then acquire the Volcanic Soil feature, which receives more potent yields from future eruptions and also yields which aren't available from other disaster types, like Science and Culture.
Volcanic eruptions are the only type of Disaster unaffected by climate change.
Below is a table of the different damage types that each level of eruption causes. The numbers are the percentage chances each damage may occur. Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Vesuvius and Eyjafjallajökull are all Natural wonders and now count as volcanoes which are always active. Mount Kilimanjaro erupts on two different severity levels (Gentle and Catastrophic), while Mount Vesuvius always erupts on Megacolossal level. In general, Kilimanjaro gives slightly better yields while causing less damage, Vesuvius causes devastating damage and lower yields, and Eyjafjallajökull does a moderate amount of both. Eyjafjallajökull and Vesuvius are the only volcanoes which can confer a Culture bonus to the nearby tiles. Eyjafjallajökull is both the only multiple-tile volcano (with two tiles) and the volcano that can affect the most nearby tiles (it has 8 tiles within 1 tile of itself, and 14 in the ring two tiles away). Eyjafjallajökull is usually surrounded only or mostly by tundra, and as such provides useful food to nearby tiles.
|75||100||20||20||40-60 HP||40-60 HP|
|Megacolossal||1||Pillaged: 100 Destroyed: 80||80||100||35||35||60-80 HP||60-80 HP|
|2||Pillaged: 30 Destroyed: 30||30||30||30||30||30 chance, 60-80 HP||30 chance, 60-80 HP|
|Kilimanjaro Gentle||1||Pillaged: 100||0||100||0||0||0||0|
|Kilimanjaro Catastrophic||1||Pillaged: 100
|80||100||20||20||40-60 HP||40-60 HP|
|Vesuvius Megacolossal||1||Pillaged: 100
|80||100||100||100||70-90 HP||70-90 HP|
Compared to other disaster types yields from eruptions are the best. Of course, this comes with higher devastation, as mentioned above. The table below shows the chance of a tile to gain +1 of the given yield per eruption.
|Volcano type||Severity||Food yield||Production yield||Science yield||Culture yield|
"High risk, high reward" sums up living near a volcano. Towards the end of a game, volcanic tiles can easily be your most productive tiles. The risk will be linked to the Disaster level and Volcano you discover, with Mount Vesuvius at Level 4 being the most risky. Liang's Reinforced Materials title will provide protection to all tile improvements, districts, and buildings within the city. Other ways to limit damage are to build cities at least two tiles away from a Volcano, while tiles around the volcano itself should be limited to tile improvements (especially Moai). It's easier to repair or replace a tile improvement than to do the same for a building. The first time you establish a city near a volcano or improve Volcanic Soil will also net an Era Score bonus.
Volcano Names Edit
Volcanoes can have different names based on the first civilization that first finds them. Below is the list of the names and civilization of origin. (If a volcano is discovered by a civilization with no volcano names on the list, or the civilization's list of volcanoes is exhausted, then volcano names will be taken from other civilizations or from volcanoes names that aren't connected to a civilization.)
|Allarps Bjär Volcano||Sweden|
|Bayuda Volcanic Field||Nubia|
|Volcán de Colima||Aztec|
|Volcán Cotopaxi||Gran Colombian|
|Guagua Pichincha||Gran Colombian|
|Håkon Mosby Volcano||Norway|
|Nevado del Ruiz||Gran Colombian|
|Nevado del Tolima||Gran Colombian|
|Ojos del Salado||Mapuche|
|Mount Paektu||Korea, China|
|Phanom Rung Volcano||Khmer|
|Pico do Cabugi||Brazil|
|Volcán Puracé||Gran Colombian|
|Puy de Dôme||France|
|Mount Saint Helens||America|
|Soufrière Hills Volcano||England|
|Yeak Laom Volcano||Khmer|
Volcanoes form when the earth's crust is ruptured by an upwelling of hot gas, and magma. This can occur both above ground and below the surface of the ocean. Volcanoes are most common at the edges of tectonic plates, with the “ring of fire” in the Pacific being an excellent example.
Volcanic eruptions can have disruptive impacts on the climate, with exceptionally vigorous volcanic activity having distinct patterns in the geological record of the world. Fortunately, these events are relatively infrequent. Unfortunately, when they do occur, they have profound and serious effects on human civilizations, sometimes affecting the course of history.
- Mount Vesuvius, Kilimanjaro, and Eyjafjallajökull are also volcanoes, but are represented as Natural Wonders.