Civilization VI Leader Pass DLC Accidentally Leaked On Official Website

After all this time, Civilization VI still seems to have DLC coming for it.

Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy title that first came out in 2016. The game hasn’t received more expansions since last year, but a leak on the official Civilization website is looking to change that. Apparently, a new DLC called Leader Pass appeared on the game’s website, showcasing more forthcoming characters.

The listing only showed the graphic and wasn’t even clickable. The leak has since been taken off the site, and you can no longer view the Leader Pass entry there, unfortunately. With that said one eagle-eyed Redditor has managed to grab a screenshot of the DLC’s appearance, thereby proving that content is coming for Civilization VI.

The Rundown: 

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is the sixth major installment in the Civilization series, featuring turn-based combat and strategy mechanics. The title was released in 2016 and has been developed by Marvel’s Midnight Suns creator Firaxis Games with 2K Games helming the publishing end of the spectrum.
  • The game has had no update come out for it in the last year or so, but a recent leak on the official Civilization website shows that more content is still planned to make landfall for Civilization VI. 
  • The leak showcases some “Leader Pass” DLC that evidently exhibits the introduction of more historical characters like Abraham Lincoln, Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, and possibly Elizabeth 1 as well to Civilization VI.
  • The image was live on the Civilization website for numerous hours until it got taken down. In addition, the leak was only visible on the mobile version of the site and not the desktop. 

While this still could mean nothing substantial, considering how people love playing pranks and getting back at each other, the appearance of the Leader Pass DLC in such typical Civilization fashion does definitely get fans’ hopes up. 

The credit here goes to Redditor zegalsp for spotting the leak in the first place. The following was posted on the Civilization subreddit, with the original poster primarily asking whether this is something that’s already known, or perhaps, a pleasant new surprise. 

To everyone’s shock, the Leader Pass DLC hasn’t been out in the open before, so it’s natural for any of us to assume that more content is planned for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI soon. It’s certainly time to keep track of the official Civilization Twitter handle to be in the know of things moving forward.

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Concerned Redditors have been taken aback by the reveal though. Popular Civ YouTuber PotataMcWhiskey uploaded the following video on his channel where he talked about how Civilization VI’s development has come to a close.

YouTube video

It’s easy to conclude how this simply doesn’t leave any room for further improvisation, but here we are, contemplating a new Civ 6 leak. What’s more, is that PotatoMcWhiskey in one of his breakdown videos talked about a specific mention of the game’s DLC content by the developers. 

The devs upon announcing the last DLC for Civilization VI seemed to comment that this would be the final DLC for the title for this season. This does hint that more season(s) will follow, hence the justification for the Leader Pass DLC. 

The surprising DLC could only be viewed through the mobile version of the Civilization website. With that being said, you cannot view the leak on your end anymore. It was removed from the website a couple of hours ago. The image embedded above, however, does prove that the Leader Pass DLC did make an appearance. 

What do you think about this leak? Are you excited about more Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 content? Do let us know in the comments section ahead. 

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