Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Gives Hungary Its Chance to Take a Bite Out of the World

Civilization VI

Civilization VI recently announced it’s second full expansion, Gathering Storm, which focuses on the environment and diplomacy, and now they’ve revealed the expansion’s first new civilization – Hungary under Matthias Corvinus. This is the first time Hungary has been included in a Civ game. You can check out a video overview of Hungary, below.

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Matthias Corvinus was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490, eventually becoming a popular folk hero, "Matthias the Just." Hungary is a civ for those who favor rapid expansion, with Hungarian cities getting big bonuses if they’re built on rivers. Hungary also gets a unique cavalry unit, the Huszár, which gains bonuses for every alliance you make, so you’ll want to keep up your diplomacy game. Here’s a complete rundown of what Hungary brings to the table:

Unique Ability – Pearl Of The Danube

Rivers play a big part in the prosperity of Hungary’s cities. With “Pearl of the Danube,” any district or building constructed across a river from a city center is built faster. This allows you to outpace the competition through careful city planning around rivers.

Unique Building – Thermal Bath

Replacing the Zoo, Thermal Baths provide Amenities and Production to every City Center within its range. Additionally, if there is a Geothermal Fissure within the same City’s borders, the Thermal Bath provides even more Amenities and Tourism.

Unique Unit – Huszár

The Huszár is an Industrial-era light cavalry unit that receives a Combat Bonus for every active Alliance. The more Alliances, the more bonuses Hungary’s Huszár receives.

Corvinus Unique Ability – The Raven King

Corvinus’ legacy of military conquest plays into his unique ability, “The Raven King.” Units levied from a City-State gain extra movement and combat strength, and it costs no Gold or resources to upgrade envied units. Hungary also sends two Envoys to any City-State Corvinus levies units from.

Corvinus Unique Unit – Black Army

This is a light cavalry unit unlocked once the Castles technology is researched. The Black Army gains additional strength for adjacent levied units.

Not the most unique civ, but as somebody who likes to play the “expand rapidly early, then try to mostly get along with everybody once the map fills up” game, I can definitely see myself playing as Hungary. What about you? Think they’ll make a good addition?

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm, will include a total of nine new leaders representing eight civilizations. The $30 expansion comes to PC on February 14, 2019.

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