Firaxis have announced the release of thier September 2019 Update for Civ Vi, which includes Read Death, a new free multiplayer mode where up to 12 players compete in a free-for-all battle to escape a dying planet that is engulfed in the Red Death - a growing storm of radioactivity.

In the update, players choose from eight apocalyptic-themed factions that provide a variety of in-game buffs and advantages, and in a battle royale type mode, fight it out to be the last surviving civilisation.

A new video for the mode shows what players can expect: