Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Ethiopia Pack

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This pack, one of six included in the Civilization VI: New Frontier Pass, introduces Menelik II as the leader of Ethiopia. Ethiopia focuses on cities built on Hills, generating Faith, and using Menelik’s "Council of Ministers" ability to boost Science and Culture. 

The Ethiopia Pack also adds the Secret Societies game mode, a new District, and two new Buildings. More details below:


  • Unique Civ Ability: Aksumite Legacy. Cities earn extra Faith from resources, boosted even further when international trade routes originate from resource-rich cities. Ethiopia can purchase Archaeology Museums and Archaeologists using Faith.
  • Unique Leader Ability: Council of Ministers. Menelik II gets extra Culture and Science based on the Faith output of cities founded on Hills. His units also get extra Combat Strength when fighting on Hills.
  • Unique Unit: The Oromo Cavalry has improved Combat Strength and Sight, and doesn't suffer any movement penalty for moving on Hills.
  • Unique Improvement: The Rock-Hewn Church can only be built on Hills or Volcanic Soil. It provides Faith by generating extra Faith from Mountains and Hills. It can only be pillaged, not destroyed, by natural disasters.

Secret Societies Game Mode*

This optional, specialized game mode adds four Secret Societies to the game, and includes these exclusive rule changes:

  • Each Secret Society offers players a specialized Governor who applies their bonuses across the entire civilization.
  • Secret Societies may offer players new Resources, passive bonuses, unique buildings, units, or projects to further the Society’s ends.
  • Use your Secret Society membership to boost favorability and Alliances with other leaders.

*Requires either the Rise and Fall or Gathering Storm expansion to play.

Diplomatic Quarter District Quarter and Buildings

  • Build the Diplomatic Quarter, a District that can only be built once per civilization, focusing on foreign relations.
  • Enhance the Diplomatic Quarter by building the Consulate and Chancery buildings.