Civilization VI iOS: FAQ

 

Purchasing

Q: What content is included with Civilization VI on iOS?

ACivilization VI on iOS is FREE to download. Enjoy 60 turns of the full experience for free using the Play 60 Turns Free In-App Purchase. The Full Game does not include DLC or the Rise and Fall expansion. Other IAPs are available only after the full version is unlocked.

 

Q: Where's the Rise and Fall expansion?

A: We hope to support the expansion in the future but cannot confirm timing or availability at this time.

 

Q: I already have Civilization VI desktop (Mac App Store or Steam). Can I get the mobile version for free?

A: Since Mac and Steam are separate platforms, the iOS version needs to be purchased individually.

 

Q: I already have Civilization VI on my iPad. Can I get the iPhone version for free?

A: If you’ve already purchased the full game on your iPad, you can unlock the full version on your iPhone right now! Just select Restore Purchases from the main menu of the app.

 

Q: Is Civilization VI coming to Android?

A: We are continuing to evaluate opportunities to bring Civilization VI to other platforms. 

 

Requirements

Q: Which iOS devices does this work on?

A: Civilization VI iOS requires iOS version 11.4.1 or newer running on:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad (2017)
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Pro
  • 9.5"
  • 10.5"
  • 12" (1st and 2nd Gen)

 

Gameplay 

Q: How do the touch controls differ from PC?

A: The touch controls are very intuitive:

  •        Tapping units selects them. Dragging a unit to a tile will move and attack.
  •        Press and hold to view tooltips.
  •        Pinch to zoom the map.
  •        Single-finger scrolling works on lists and moving the map.
  •        Three-finger tapping can be used to close menus.

 

Q: What UI updates are specific for the iPhone?

A:

  •       The unit actions panel has been modified to accommodate the small screen size.
  •       The turn button has been reduced to only display the main icon.
  •       Buttons in all four corners of the screen are now collapsable to allow more screen space.
  •       Build options for builder units are now displayed horizontally along the top of the unit     panel.
  •       Notifications can now be viewed in full screen when selecting the notification button.
  •       The Game Options and Civilopedia buttons have been moved to the left of the turn counter.
  •       In-game Map Options have been moved to the Interface tab of the Game Options menu.
  •       iPhone X exclusive orientation

 

Q: Is there cloud saving?

A: Cloud saves are available via your 2K Account. Here’s how to access cloud saving:

If you do not have a 2K Account

  1. Launch Civilization VI iOS.
  2. From the Main Menu, select the 2K icon > Create new Account.
  3. Follow the prompts
  4. Once the account is created, verify the account using the automatically sent verification email from  2K.
    1. The game does not need to be closed for the verification to take effect.
  5. After verifying the account, return to Civilization VI's Main Menu.
  6. Select the 2K icon and sign into the newly created account.
  7. A cloud save checkbox will now be accessible in the Save and Load menus.

If you do have a 2K Account

  1. Launch Civilization VI iOS.
  2. From the Main Menu, select the 2K icon.
  3. Sign into your 2K account.
  4. A cloud save checkbox will now be accessible in the Save and Load menus.

 

Q: How do you save to the cloud?

A:

  1. While in game and signed into a verified My2K account, open the pause menu.
  2. Select Save Game > Cloud saves check box > [Name your save] > Save Game.
  3. Your save should have been uploaded to the My2K Cloud.

 

Q: How do you load from the cloud?

A:

  1. While in game and signed into a verified My2K account, open the pause menu.
  2. Select Load Game > Cloud saves check box > [Your save] > Load Game.
  3. Your save should now be loading from the cloud.

(The following steps can also be done on the Main Menu.)

 

Gameplay 

Q: How long does the battery last?

A: In our tests, up to three hours of gameplay on a full charge. This could vary based on device model and play style.

 

Q: Are controllers supported?

A: Civilization VI iOS does not have controller support. 

 

Q: What languages are supported at release?

A: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. Brazilian-Portuguese features text-only support.

Change your OS language to your preferred language and relaunch the game.

 

Q: Does Civilization VI on iOS have multiplayer?

A: Yes. It is important to note that as of this point, multiplayer is LAN only.

 

Q: Can I play my friend who is on PC/ Mac while on my iPad or iPhone?

A: Not at this time.

 

 

 Having trouble? Take a look at our Known Issues support article.

 

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