Civ VI Monthly Challenge: Live Yongle Reaction

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Today we're excited to share that the next monthly Civilization VI challenge, Live Yongle Reaction, starts on PC via Steam on July 16! This challenge can be attempted at either Prince or Emperor difficulty.

Limited-time challenges like this one afford you an opportunity to test your skills as a specific leader in a unique scenario. The first time you successfully complete each challenge, you'll earn yourself a new in-game Hall of Fame Badge commemorating your impressive achievement.

To play the current challenge between July 16 and August 14, go to the main menu in-game and click on "Live Yongle Reaction - Challenge of the Month." Note that if you don't own any of the DLC featured in the challenge, you will be granted free trial access to it for use in the challenge so you don't miss out.

We'll update this page with details on upcoming challenges as they become available.


Live Yongle Reaction


As the leader of a great civilization you're no doubt accustomed to making difficult decisions. Scout or settler? Campus or commercial hub? Domination or diplomacy? And of course, the big one: Purple or Blue? For the latest challenge, the Civ VI community will decide whether Culture or Science victories reign supreme in the annals of history! 

During this Challenge of the Month, you can score points for Team Culture or Team Science by achieving either victory type as Yongle, with a collective point total for all players getting tallied up for the month. Will you be the hero of gifted artisans and sightseeing tourists everywhere by demonstrating the timeless value of Culture? Or would you rather champion the technological advancements and scholarly pursuits inherent to Science? The scores for Team Culture and Team Science during this challenge will be shared via the official @CivGame X feed, so be sure to check back and see how your chosen side is doing!

Game Parameters

  • Difficulty: Prince / Emperor
  • Victory: Culture or Science only
  • Mode: Only Yongle
  • Speed: Online
  • Player Leader: Yongle
  • Map Type: Fractal
  • Map Size: Tiny
  • RuleSet: Gathering Storm
  • Start Era: Ancient
  • Resources: Standard
  • World Age: Standard
  • Start Position: Standard
  • Temperature: Standard
  • Rainfall: Standard
  • Sea Level: Standard


Yongle Overview

For tips on how to complete the Live Yongle Reaction challenge, check out this short video detailing the unique abilities and units of the eponymous Chinese leader.

How to Generate Culture

Looking for advice on how to do your bit for Team Culture in this month's challenge? The development team has you covered.

How to Generate Science

Firaxis developers share tips especially relevant to this month's challenge if you're scoring points for Team Science.