PUBG. Fortnite. Battlefield. Duty. Mario. Tetris. Flappy Bird. It is practically a joke within the gaming world that if a game exists, it will eventually get a Battle Royale version or mode. But the last entry could take the cake: Civilization VI, the popular turn-based strategy game, through Rock Paper Shotgun.
You may wonder how Civilization, a franchise in which players slowly and carefully build their global societies in time scales that cover the entire history of humanity, can be combined with the Battle Royale genre, in which players frantically try to eliminate rivals to be the last person to stand as a constant advancing fog of war shrinks the playing field.
The answer is via a new mode called "Red Death", which reimagines Civilization VI& # 39; s gameplay as a post-apocalyptic disaster. Instead of trying to build a civilization, 12 players are trying to flee a soon to be uninhabitable earth. Every few turns, the Red Death – an evil red fog – will reduce the playable space, with the final faction getting a ride from the doomed planet.
The factions have also been updated for the new setting, with doomsday cultists, evil scientists, radioactive pirates, mutants, goths, and more. The turn-by-turn pace is probably less hectic than, for example, a lap Fortnite. However, the ever-smaller playing area should push players faster than a traditional game of Civilization VI.
Civilization VIThe Red Death mode is now available as part of the September 2019 free update. With this speed of Battle Royale expansion, it feels like we can all play a murderous winner-takes-all mode for quiet farming simulation Stardew Valley before the year is over. (Scratch that: I just got notified by my colleague & # 39; s at The edge Which Stardew Valley BR already exists.)