Civilization V gets two new randomized DLC packs

Scrambled Continents available from today; Scrambled Nations coming on November 5.

Civilization V will receive two new DLC packs starting from today, developer Firaxis Games has announced.

The Scrambled Continents map pack is available now, priced at $4.99. The pack contains continent outlines based on Africa, Eastern Asia, North and South America, Western Europe, Middle East, and a thawed Antarctica. The insides of the continents are randomly generated with each game, however.

Also includes with the Scrambled Continents map pack are new scripted maps for Small Continents, Oceania, and a map with all the continents on Earth.

The developer will also release the Scrambled Nations pack on November 5, also for $4.99. This map provides outlines for Canada, Australia, Japan, Scandinavia, Great Britain, and China, but also randomises the insides of the continent with each new game played.

Civilization V was originally released for PC in September 2010, and saw expansion packs Gods & Kings and Brave New World released in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

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51 comments
robertotomas
robertotomas

Civ 5 was a great game but the interface looks soo old. I wish they would offer a DLC that modernized the look, it reminds me of pre-2000 games. The game map itself looks fine really, I am just talking about the dialogues with the leaders,the UI in general.

PZcolo
PZcolo

Seams we all reacted in the same way, as doraemon says, bad move. And 2 packs haha, man they would have been insulted for putting it all together in 1 pack and charging $5 but they sell it separate? haha

vayor
vayor

What bothers me is less this latest attempt to extort money but the DLC and expansion packs smacks of the Devs intentionally making their original product worse so they could charge more to drip feed us the fixes. It costs more to program additions than it does to program the complete, deluxe package and then cut some of the code out for the base version. Ever wonder why Civ 5 was missing something as obvious and fundamental as religion, and spies when even Civ Revolution has them? Ever wonder why Civ 5 had such a staggeringly lame cultural victory path? They had always intended to have these elements in the game but they knew they could get more cash off us by denying them to us from the outset and charging us to get it back. I don't mind expansion packs that genuinely add something to the game (such as RTS games where the expansion pack gives you a whole new campaign and playable faction for example and the original felt complete) but here it feels like they made a complete game and then took out important chunks just to sell it back to us.

Prometheus
Prometheus

I have played 400h and own every piece of Civ 5 content, but I will pass on these maps.

mnoi
mnoi

I think there are mod in the workshop that can already do this

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

Is this for real? So not new maps, but a f***ing 'randomise' button? $5! FOR A BUTTON?!

My god. And I thought charging £20 for DLC was a f***ing joke, especially when most of the content should have been in an update and doesn't even rival that of most expansions in terms of quality & content.

eyeball2452
eyeball2452

Could've been a great game if it hadn't been buggy and multiplayer worked.

ISxITxSAFE
ISxITxSAFE

why bother with this? you can get a world map and lots of other maps from the steam workshop (and not pay a damn thing)

GrahamZ
GrahamZ

Title shouild have been "Civ 5 to get Horse Armor"

jrabbit99
jrabbit99

This sort of seems like micro-transactions at its worst. 

Ein001
Ein001

Why don't put out a DLC that makes the game playable?   Multiplayer sucks and AI is retarded. These DLC's are  like putting hubcap spinners on your car when your exhaust is falling off.  Make a DLC that makes the game playable, I'll pay $5 for that.

jessie82
jessie82

thing is any mod disables achies so if you still want achies your screwed

Unholy123
Unholy123

Or... or and this just a thought I could simply grab one of the many civ packs and map packs off the Steam workshop for free... but hey $5 apiece for what should simply be a patch to your loyal fanbase that have potentially  already bought two of your expansions by this point... naaaaaaah you've got to recoup some of the losses on that PoS Third Person Shooter X-com somehow right?

Vojtass
Vojtass

Map-pack? I mean REALLY? Firaxis, you released map & scenario editor, remember? Nobody needs your overpriced bullshit! Tons of maps are available for free!

pwnzord
pwnzord

"Quick X-Com Declassified bombed, what should we do?!"

"I've got it, let's milk our fanbase by giving them maps that have already been done in the community many times over and ask them to pay 5 bucks for it!"

"Yay now let's get to making that FPS XCOM again like we always wanted to."

Seriously I love Civ games, but this just came across as offensive.  No I do not want your random maps, they add nothing to the game that hasn't already been done before!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

September 2010, it has been a few great and short years.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Same as what everyone else is saying i can do all this for free with the workshop, no need to buy this.

YoreLore
YoreLore

Played around 200 hours of CIV V but I am not paying money for some maps.  The workshop has me covered.

Alastes
Alastes

Not even remotely worth it. Mods can do all this easily.

vault-boy
vault-boy

Not gonna lie, Civ V and all its expansion packs (not DLC, expansions mind you) are well worth the asking price. Civ V is a game I could easily poor 500 hours into and still find new ways to play it, and its fun every time so the game is well worth the money.


This DLC however, is a big ripoff. I'd expect this as a patch or a new feature from a full expansion, not as a $5 cashgrab.

pyro1245
pyro1245

I have spent more money on this game's DLC than I have the actual game at this point...... Well played, Firaxis

Elk
Elk

It sounds neat, but I agree with others that say this is over priced. Geez, you can buy Dust for just over $5 right now on Steam. Go get that!

karloss01
karloss01

Its sounds like these DLC should be a patch.

Soap2k11
Soap2k11

Nothing that we already don't have in Steam Workshop mods

GnugnaGnagna
GnugnaGnagna

These look kinda useless and overpriced...

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

is there a caveman2cosmos mod for Civ 5?

bouchart
bouchart

Given how there's a huge modding community for the Civilization series, I'd be surprised if someone hasn't already created maps like this for free download.  I know Civ 4 had user-made map scripts.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@jrabbit99 If "at its worst" means completely unnecessary to enjoy the game, and entirely replaceable through community made maps, then I guess micro-transactions don't get too bad.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

@Ein001 It's still arguable as to whether it fixed things properly, but BNW did at least improve some of that.

Hekteur
Hekteur

@Vojtass 5$ is overpriced to you? maybe you should change your hobby...

MigGui
MigGui

@vault-boy they once released entire sets of civilizations for what they're asking on a new map script. that's stupid.

pyro1245
pyro1245

@Elk hah nice thanks, totally gonna buy dust

MigGui
MigGui

@Hekteur @Vojtass $5 is DEFINITELY overpriced for a map script. it adds absolutely nothing to the game, it changes nothing. if at least they added a few civilizations to the maps, it would sit better. canada is still missing, and the only latin american nations are brazil, incas, mayas and aztecs. but instead, they charge $5 for a map script.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Hekteur @Vojtass Yes, it's overpriced. $5 is disproportionate to real worth of this map-pack. If you would count such small features and additions, you would see, that price content is much extortionate. Everyone who buy this thing, encourage 2K and other publishers to cut their games into small pieces. In result companies have no scruples about it. This is so wrong.

MigGui
MigGui

@JLCrogue @GnugnaGnagna @ziproy you really will play many hours of civilization with this new map that you otherwise wouldn't on any other map included in the game or the workshop? well, that really shows there is a buyer to everything anyone wanna sell...

pwnzord
pwnzord

@JLCrogue @GnugnaGnagna @ziproy Yeah it will provide you with plenty of time spent in the game sure.  But then again why don't you just browse the Steam Workshop and find these same maps and pay a grand total of zero dollars for it.


Then you can have a fast food meal WHILE you play them for free.

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

@JLCrogue @GnugnaGnagna @ziproy Sorry guys...you are missisng the point of the comment. Individual perception of value and cost are two very diferent things.

Even if the 5 bucks cost of the DLCs  is low in general terms he feels that it may not bring enough value to justify the purchase.

On the other hand as JLCrogue mentioned the same 5 bucks can purchase a meal in a fast food restaurant but in that situation the meal will attend a need (hunger) so in this scenario the value perceived with the purchase probably meets the cost (for some the value perceived may even surpass depending how much on likes fast food).

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

@GnugnaGnagna @ziproy $5 gets you one meal from a fast food restaurant, which will be gone in a few minutes. You'll still need to eat again later in the day or by next morning. At least this DLC can provide you with many hours of added gameplay.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@ExtremeBanana @Saidrex  You won...but at what cost to HUMANITY? I think we all lost in this situation. Say 1000 hail Marys and 1000 our fathers and we might all survive....