Firaxis have officially announced the Civilization VI Leader Pass, and in the coming months, we will see many famed leaders, visionaries, and even dictators added to the popular strategy game.

The first DLC drop (The Great Negotiations) is going live today and it will add diplomatic masters Abraham Lincoln (United States) Queen Nzinga Mbande (Kongo), and Sultan Saladin (Arabia). Each of the leaders brings bespoke skills and abilities to help players grow and expand their presence within their home territories as well as in the global political picture.

We don’t have the launch date for the remaining five packs, but we know that they will be released by spring 2023 and they will add the following leaders to the core game:

  • Great Commanders Pack: Tokugawa (Japan), Nader Shah (Persia), and Suleiman the Magnificent (Ottoman Empire).

  • Rulers of China Pack: Yongle, Qin Shi Huang the Unifier, and Wu Zetian (All China).

  • Rulers of the Sahara Pack: King Ramses (Egypt), Ptolemaic Cleopatra (Egypt), King Sundiata Keita (Mali).

  • Great Builders Pack: Theodora (Byzantine Empire), Sejong (Korea), and Ludwig II (Germany).

  • Ruler of England Pack: Elizabeth I (England), Varangian Harald Hardrada (Norway), and Victoria: Age of Steam (England).

It should be added that some of the included leaders will require their respective scenarios and expansions in order to play.

The Civilization VI: Leader Pass is included as part of the Civilization VI Anthology and it will also be available separately on Steam and Epic Game Store respectively.