The free Civilization 6 October 2020 update is due to launch later this week, and the biggest addition is the new pirates scenario. The devs offered a quick glimpse at the new mode in the debut video for the upcoming patch, but a new video shines a brighter light on what we can expect from the scenario.

The 60-turn multiplayer scenario puts you in control of one of four pirate factions – Dread Pirates, Privateers, Swashbucklers, and Hoarders – each with its own active ability and passive ability. Victory is achieved by having the highest score when the scenario comes to a close.

The Dread Pirates‘ Walk the Plank active will immediately sink a damaged enemy ship, while inspiring your own ship with increased movement and combat strength. The Fightin’ Is What We Do Best passive will give you extra gold every time a unit enters combat. Privateers have the Bring Her Home active, which will capture an enemy for your patron in exchange for gold and infamy. Letter of Marque will reveal all the ports of your patron, and will give you extra gold for pillaging along the trade routes.

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