Civilization 6 Tips and Tricks

Civilization 6 Tips and Tricks

Welcome to our Civilization 6 hints, tips and tricks. Here you will find useful tips for both beginners and a few advanced tips as well.
  • Faster Travel for Units - Try to start with trade routes to your own cities even if the rewards aren't as good. Trade routes create roads which allow your units to travel between your cities faster.
  • Upgrading Units - You can use gold to upgrade your units to more powerful versions.
  • Attacking Cities - To attack cities and try to take them over, try to get a bunch of units surrounding a city first, a few archers, catapults and a few horsemen.

    Then attack with all units on the same turn to surprise your opponent.

  • No More Global Happiness - In Civilization 6, global happiness is no longer an issue. This means you can take cities and not have to raze them to maintain your happiness.
  • Exploring Further - Don't be quick to decline open borders requests from other Civs. With open borders, you can explore an opponents land to see how where their cities and units are.
  • More food - If you put feudalism farms next to each other, you will gain a food bonus.
  • Making lots of gold - A good way to get gold in Civ 6 early on is to build lots of trade routes. This also helps with building a strong army since each unit costs gold.

    When going to war, try not to wipe out too many city states so you can continue trading with them.

  • Useful stats - The reports feature at the top left of the screen gives you a useful summary of all of your cities, their current status, amneties, and more.
  • War Strategy - If you are at war with many nations and one nation wants to give up, you should let them.

    Trade routes can be very valuable and the gold you get from that nation can help fund the wars against other hostile nations.

  • Friends Are Important - Try to befriend a few civs around you early on. This way if you get attacked randomly, you will have an ally to help protect your cities.
  • Natural Wonders - Settling a city near a natural wonder has great benefits.
  • Covering more ground - You can now transfer units from city to city for fast unit production. This allows for much more flexibility when going to war with nations on different sides of the map.
  • Best Map to play - There are many type of maps you can play, and of course it's all a personal preference, but if I had to choose one it would be Pangea.

    On Pangea all the Civs in the game are on the same continent. This allows easier and faster contact with other civs, without having to sail across a large body of water to discover them.

  • Upgrading Units - Don't forget to upgrade units later in the game. For example upgrading archers around the 1600-1700s will give you field cannons.
  • Science Focus - Like in Civ 5, science is very important because it means better tech, culture, religion, military, etc.
  • Check AI Strength - If you hover your mouse over the different empires in the world rankings UI, it will show you their military strength compared to yours.
  • Early On Goodies - Try to explore tribal villages early to gain money and population in your cities.
  • Protecting units - To protect your defenseless units like workers and settlers, create an escort formation with one of your military units.

    This way whenever one of your units moves, the military unit will move with it, protecting it.