Civilization VI players will be able to jump in to the 1 to 4 player Pirates Scenario to contest for treasure and glory on the high seas. Players will select one of four factions – Dread Pirate, Privateer, Swashbuckler and Hoarder – each with unique abilities that change up their playstyles. In addition to other factions, players will also have to deal with British, Spanish, French and Dutch navies who are determined to send them to Davy Jones’ Locker. The Pirates Scenario features new and updated artwork that adds a tropical feel to the game; it can be played on a unique handcrafted map or choosing a map script that provides a different layout each playthrough.
The Firaxis team was deeply inspired by Sid Meier’s Pirates! in bringing this mode, so if you were a fan of the classic game, check out how the yo ho ho has been adapted for Civilization VI. The Pirates Scenario is part of the free October update as detailed in the game’s roadmap, and will be available on 22 October (tomorrow!).