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a year ago Aug 29,2023, 14:01:48 PM

Cultures of Oceania DLC and Bonny Update Beta

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The new HUMANKIND™ Update arrives soon and brings with it new opportunities to rule the waves, get rich trading (or stealing), and meet new cultures. With big changes to naval combat and trade, the Caribbean Pirates, and a DLC with six new cultures from in and around the Pacific, there’s a lot to discover, so let’s dive right in!

 


Cultures of Oceania DLC 

It’s time to expand your selection of cultures and wonders in Humankind once more, with the new Cultures of Oceania DLC. This DLC includes: 

  • Six new Cultures (Pama-Nyungan, Polynesians, Rapa Nui, Maori, Hawaiians, and New Zealanders)  
  • 6 new Wonders (Aitutaki Lagoon, Bungle Bungle Range, Uluru, Whakaari Volcano, Royal Palace of Pape'ete, Mauna Kea Observatory)  
  • 15 new narrative events 

The Cultures of Oceania DLC will be available on Steam, Epic Game Store, and Microsoft Store for PC on September 11th, and you can pre-order it now with a 10% discount. 





The Caribbean Pirates 

There’s a seventh culture to join the game on the 11th for free for all players, thanks to the diligent efforts ruthless plundering during the anniversary community challenge: The Caribbean Pirates. 

The first culture in the game to forego their Emblematic Quarter for a second Emblematic Unit, they can use their agile Sloops to raid unprotected sea trade nodes yet put up a fight if they get caught, and their Buccaneers’ accurate fire to deprive enemies of their defensive positions. Not to mention that their ill-gotten gains from Poaching will have additional benefits for their economy. 


 


The Bonny Update 

While the Caribbean Pirates are a fun addition to the game, the core of the update are the changes to naval combat, resources, and trade. Let’s take a look at what that entails: 

  • Rebalanced ships: Most ships in the mid to late game will now be faster or stronger but also more expensive 
  • Rebalanced Air Units and Missiles: To keep pace with the increased bombardment and anti-air power of naval units, Air Units and Missiles have been buffed 
  • New Ship Classes: Early Modern and later ships are now classed as Capital Ships, Escort Ships, or Torpedo Vessels, each with their own abilities 
  • Three new generic Ship Types: Diesel Submarines, Destroyers, and Frigates 
  • Naval ranged retaliation: Naval units will now return fire against other naval units attacking them 
  • Enlarged naval battlefields: To account for increased speeds and ranges, naval battle areas are now larger but do not feature a flag for the defender (This does not affect land battles.) 
  • Enlarged deployment zones: Deployment zones now extend to the edges of the battlefield (This does affect land battles.) 
  • Retreats: Starting in the second round of a naval battle, the losing side may declare a retreat and withdraw their units to the edge of the battlefield to escape at the end of the turn 
  • Expanded Resources: Resource deposits can now provide more than one copy per deposit, which may be further increased by some infrastructures 
  • Reworked resource requirements: Units and infrastructures can now be built when not meeting all resource requirements, at increased cost, as long as at least one copy of each resource is available 
  • Domestic Trade Routes: Strategic and Luxury Resources are now transported to your capital by internal trade routes; these do not cost upkeep or generate income, but can be disrupted 
  • Reworked international trade: All trade between empires now flows between their capitals to create readable, high-value trade routes 
  • New Trade Screen: This screen can be used to buy resources or view the global trade network 
  • Poaching: Armies can now steal Luxury and Strategic Resources while standing on a trade node 

 

If you want to learn about these changes in detail, you can find more information in the posts about naval combat, resources, and trade



Bonny Beta Playable Now 

We’ve got one final surprise for you: The Bonny Update (including the Caribbean Pirates) is available as an opt-in beta for PCs on Steam right now! Just go to the properties window of the game and select the Update_preview beta on the Betas tab. 



Give it a try and let us know what you think! 

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 2:16:10 PM

Really excited for this, the chosen cultures seem like they'll be a lot of fun to play and utilise, and I'm excited for the potential of more events that may centre around astronomy; the wonders seem cool, too. I'm sure some folks have been patiently waiting for Uluru, for example.

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 2:20:33 PM



I was waiting for Srivajaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. OK, these are also good, for the cause!

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 4:14:14 PM

Where can you see the details of new cultures?


PS: I don't mean in-game, like on the wiki, the details like emblematics districts, etc.

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 4:48:29 PM

Exciting stuff, wasn't even thinking about it, but really fitting Culture Pack as well.

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 5:20:09 PM
Atens7 wrote:

Where can you see the details of new cultures?

Unless you buy the DLC, you won't see them in game, on the beta branch.


The-Cat-o-Nine-Tales wrote:
The Bonny Update (including the Caribbean Pirates) is available as an opt-in beta for PCs on Steam

It would be great to make it more clear in the blogpost : "If you preordered the DLC, you'll be able to enjoy the new cultures when opting for the beta branch".


PS : I don't want to do marketing's job, but wouldn't that be a major appeal for players preordering the DLC, to be able to enjoy it right away on the beta branch ?

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a year ago
Aug 29, 2023, 6:26:48 PM
Vedyn00 wrote:



I was waiting for Srivajaya, Indonesia and the Philippines. OK, these are also good, for the cause!

Maybe we need a cultures of South-East Asia dlc. Would be really nice as well.

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 2:36:45 AM

So you want us to buy more DLC but can't get Challenge Events to work?  I went months (year?) with all of the 3 challenges completed but for the past month (since last patch?) they're all incomplete.  Maybe fix what's broke before adding more?

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 7:46:45 AM
Tajun wrote:

So you want us to buy more DLC but can't get Challenge Events to work?  I went months (year?) with all of the 3 challenges completed but for the past month (since last patch?) they're all incomplete.  Maybe fix what's broke before adding more?

I also lost my awards, half of the frames are missing:(

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 8:36:44 AM
Atens7 wrote:

Where can you see the details of new cultures?


PS: I don't mean in-game, like on the wiki, the details like emblematics districts, etc.

We'll releast a post with more details about the new cultures soon, probably next week. The official encyclopedia will be updated when the DLC releases.


Waykot wrote:
Atens7 wrote:

Where can you see the details of new cultures?

Unless you buy the DLC, you won't see them in game, on the beta branch.


The-Cat-o-Nine-Tales wrote:
The Bonny Update (including the Caribbean Pirates) is available as an opt-in beta for PCs on Steam

It would be great to make it more clear in the blogpost : "If you preordered the DLC, you'll be able to enjoy the new cultures when opting for the beta branch".


PS : I don't want to do marketing's job, but wouldn't that be a major appeal for players preordering the DLC, to be able to enjoy it right away on the beta branch ?

Just for clarity: This is actually unexpected behavior. The DLC cultures were not supposed to be available in the beta. (I don't think we're in the habit of selling early access to DLC content. ^^)

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 8:54:21 AM
The-Cat-o-Nine-Tales wrote:
Just for clarity: This is actually unexpected behavior. The DLC cultures were not supposed to be available in the beta. (I don't think we're in the habit of selling early access to DLC content. ^^)

Thank you for clarifying, this is a very nice unexpected behavior ! :)


And apologies for the quick rant and misunderstanding !

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 4:11:54 PM

Will the DLC be available for Xbox soon? Also, Is the update going to come out on Xbox?

Please add Togther We Rule to Consoles soon ?


Thanks, DrakenPlays

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a year ago
Aug 30, 2023, 5:03:19 PM

Will the owners of the Premium Edition bundle get the DLC for free or do you want us to buy even more content piece by piece?


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a year ago
Aug 31, 2023, 1:52:55 AM

Wait a minute when were the map editor changes introduced. I just stumbled in there for a nice surprise. All I can say is wow thank you so much.

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a year ago
Aug 31, 2023, 2:05:52 AM

Does This update include Stealth&ambush update ? serious changes are needed to Steal&ambush. current steal&ambush system contains big problem

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a year ago
Aug 31, 2023, 5:48:09 PM
The-Cat-o-Nine-Tales wrote:
Three new generic Ship Types: Diesel Submarines, Destroyers, and Frigates 

Yay!

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8 months ago
Dec 8, 2023, 10:04:02 AM

Really glad you guys did these in General. Here are some thoughts though: These are all Polynesian, cultures, other than Pama-Nyungan (part of Austro-Melanesian), and some would argue New Zealand too (which like Australia is more of an extension of the West - Though you guys did say Oceanic which as a term does include Aus and NZ with rest of pacific). Atleast one could have been Micronesian Based which is the last major Culture in the Oceanic Region, and rather than NZ maybe Fiji could have been the modern Nation u went for which is the oldest and technically most developed of the pacific island nations. Just saying, as a pacific Islander myself. Eitherway thanks for doing something in my region of the world.

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7 months ago
Dec 14, 2023, 3:59:49 AM

People who are really excited about this new content can pre-order it and get a 10% discount. This way, people can get the DLC early and save some money at the same time.

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