Civilization VI - Version History

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  1. Laurana Kanan

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    The patch notes for all updates through March 2021 can be found on Civfanatics here, or on the official Civilization and Steam sites linked below.

    Version numbers with descriptions, dates, MacOS launcher numbers, included content, & d/l sizes are:

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Version Description Release Date MacOS Launcher DLCs, Scenarios, & Modes Size
    1.0.0.26 Initial Game Release October 21, 2016
    1.0.0.38 Fall 2016 Update November 18, 2016
    1.0.0.56 Winter 2016 Update December 20, 2016 Poland Civ, 'Jadwiga’s Legacy' & 'Vikings, Traders, and Raiders!' Scenarios
    1.0.0.110 Australian Summer 2017 Update February 23, 2017 Australia Civ & 'Outback Tycoon' Scenario
    1.0.0.129 Spring 2017 Update March 27, 2017 1.0.0 (12/20/17) Persia, Macedon Civs & 'Conquests of Alexander' Scenario
    1.0.0.167 Summer 2017 Update July 27, 2017 Nubia Civ & 'Gifts of the Nile' Scenario
    1.0.0.194 Fall 2017 Update October 19, 2017 1.0.4 (05/09/18) Khmer, Indonesia Civs & 'Path to Nirvana' Scenario
    1.0.0.216 Base Game Update - Pre-R&F February 8, 2018 Rise & Fall Expansion
    1.0.0.220 Hotfix Update - Post-R&F February 13, 2018
    1.0.0.229 March 2018 Developer Update March 8, 2018
    1.0.0.257 Spring 2018 Developer Update May 10, 2018 1.1.1 (07/02/18)
    1.0.0.262 Cross-Platform Multiplayer Functionality Added / Red Shell Removed Update July 19, 2018
    1.0.0.290 Gathering Storm Launch Update for Civilization VI + Rise and Fall February 14, 2019 1.2.0 (02/14/19) Gathering Storm Expansion, 'The Black Death' & 'War Machine' Scenarios
    1.0.0.314 Antarctic Late Summer 2019 Update (Steam) April 2, 2019 1.2.1 (04/04/19)
    1.0.0.317 Great Works and Trade Update April 11, 2019 1.2.2 (04/22/19) 20.5 MB
    1.0.0.328 June 2019 Update June 18, 2019 1.2.3 (06/18/19) 62.0 MB
    1.0.0.341 September 2019 Update September 10, 2019 1.2.4 (09/16/19) Red Death Scenario (Free) 564.9 MB
    1.0.1.501 New Frontier Pass Developer Update (Steam) May 21, 2020 1.3.0 (05/29/20) Maya, Gran Colombia Civs & Apocalypse Mode 1019.1 MB
    1.0.2.39 June 2020 Update (Steam) June 25, 2020 1.3.1 (06/25/20) 80.2 MB
    1.0.3.31 July 2020 Update (Steam) July 23, 2020 1.3.2 (07/23/20) Ethiopia Civ & Secret Societies Mode 185.8 MB
    1.0.4.8 August 2020 Update (Steam) August 27, 2020 1.3.3 (08/27/20) Tech and Civic Shuffle Mode (Free) & Natural Wonder Picker (Free) 54.0 MB
    1.0.4.9 Cross-Platform Multiplayer Functionality Hotfix (Twitter) September 10, 2020 MacOS Only Update - No change to PC
    1.0.5.11 September 2020 Update (Steam) September 24, 2020 1.3.4 (09/24/20) Byzantium, Gaul Civs & Dramatic Ages Mode 340.6 MB + 18.0 MB Hotfix
    1.0.6.9 October 2020 Update (Steam) October 22, 2020 1.3.6 (10/22/20) Pirates Scenario (Free) 60.1 MB
    1.0.7.9 November 2020 Update (Steam) November 19, 2020 1.3.7 (11/19/20) Babylon Civ & Heroes and Legends Mode 1.2 GB
    1.0.8.4 December 2020 Update (Steam) December 17, 2020 1.3.8 (12/17/20) City-State Picker (Free) 938.5 MB
    1.0.9.9 January 2021 Update (Steam) January 28, 2021 1.3.9 (01/28/21) Vietnam Civ, Kublai Khan Leader & Monopolies and Corporations Mode 303.7 MB
    1.0.10.15 February 2021 Update (Steam) February 25, 2021 1.3.10 (02/25/21) Barbarian Clans Game Mode (Free) & Leader Selection Pool/Picker (Free) 157.1 MB
    1.0.11.16 March 2021 Update (Steam) March 25, 2021 1.3.11 (03/25/21) Portugal Civ & Zombie Defense Mode 297.1 MB
    1.0.12.9 April 2021 Update (Steam) April 22, 2021 1.3.12 (04/22/21) Final New Frontier Pass Update (Free) 518.2 MB
     
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  2. Eagle Pursuit

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    So what do the numbers really mean? Were there 18 test builds between 1.0.0.110 and 1.0.0.129?
     
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    That's like asking what the difference is between Winter and Australian Summer.... :mischief:
     
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    Well, those are titles and I'm asking about the numerical designations. Can I get an answer without sarcasm? Do they represent iterations of the build?

    I ask because there have been 12 test builds so far since the Spring patch in the current testing process. The highest numerical difference between the live builds on that list is 54 between Winter and Australia. The lowest is 12 between launch and Fall. The other two differences are 18 and 19.

    At the current rate of 2 builds per week, they will be on the 18th build on or around Thursday, July 27th. They have been holding this rate since early June. The testing for the previous phases took less time, but had a higher rate of build updates, from every other day to every day.
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic (lighthearted, yes), I was indicating that I'm not sure you can extrapolate *any* logic from Firaxis throughout the Civ 6 release until now. I'm finding their lack of communication more and more disappointing every day.

    You shouldn't be having to guess at all of this. They should make the information readily available.
     
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    Most probably builds yes, that's normal. There is never a guarantee that no numbers are skipped.
     
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    Yes, there was most likely that many major internal test builds. However, without knowing Firaxis' specific versioning procedures there possibly could have been fewer (If they skipped numbers) or more (If they had many minor builds) versions in-between those two releases.
     
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    okay, so I couldn't say reliably that the next DLC will release when we hit a certain number of test builds.
     
  9. Laurana Kanan

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    I would say taken by itself it's probably not a reliable indicator. However, combine that with all the "voodoo and divination" :lol: in the DLC05 Anticipation thread and you could probably extrapolate a more reliable release estimate.
     
  10. Eagle Pursuit

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    Well, at the current rate, it would reach the 18th build at the date that is possible, although perhaps too optimistic, July 27th.
     
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    Wait, are those the windows app version of the games? The Mac version has just done 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4

    I've found the xplatform issue ;)
     
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    Speaking as a game dev, generally speaking the minor number will increase for every build. If you tracked the steam-db updates, I'm guessing you would find a fairly close relationship between the number of times a steamdb was updated, and the difference in build numbers between versions.

    Sometimes numbers are "skipped". For us, that would be a case where maybe we start a build, then cancel it for some issue. Or sometimes we may finish a build but use it for a personal testing opportunity, so we don't update our steam depot with that version. So just because they've updated the steamdb 12 times doesn't mean the current internal version number is .141 - it's almost certainly at least that high, but may be higher.

    As for how many test builds between releases, that would never be a reliable indicator. You can see in their case it has been around 18 as the min between successive patches, but that's not to say that that has to be the min. For the one I work on, we run much more frequent patches, but will often go a long time without running internal test builds, so sometimes a patch may be only 2-3 build numbers higher than the last one. Sometimes it will be 10-20 away.
     
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    When I look in Civilization, it has the version number at the low left corner.
    But also another number behind it in parentheses. What does that number signify?
     
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    Updated Post #1 with the Summer Patch.
     
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    Updated Post #1 through the 'March 2018 Developer Update'.
     
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    Feb 8th base game pre-R&F was 1.0.0.216
    the subsequent hotfix was 1.0.0.220
     
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    Updated. Thanks EP, I couldn't remember what those two were specifically.
     
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    Updated Post #1 through the 'Spring 2018 Developer Update'.
     
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