All New Alliances and How to Form Them in Civilization 6 Rise and Fall
Civilization 6: Rise and Fall, adds plenty of new features such as governors, loyalty, city rebellions, new civs and more. However, a reoccurring/older feature, alliances, got a much needed face lift in Rise and Fall to make them much more complex and interesting.
For starters there’s a whole bunch of news ones, most of which are tied to the win conditions. They are: Economic Alliance, Military Alliance, Cultural Alliance, Research Alliance, and Religious Alliance. As you can probably imagine from their names, they provide different bonuses based on which one you enter with another civ. For example, a Research Alliance will initially provide more science from trade routes. Each alliance can also be strengthened. If you participate in an alliance with another civ over a long period of time, the bonuses each civ gets out of the alliance increases. For example, that same Research Alliance when it reaches level two will also provides a Eureka moment every 30 turns for a tech that your ally has, but you don’t . Keep in mind, while you can have multiple alliances, you can’t have multiple of the same type. In other words, only one Research, one Cultural etc. So choose your alliance partner wisely.
The process for forming one is similar to how it was in vanilla Civilization 6. Enter the diplomacy screen by clicking on the civ you want to discuss a deal with in the top right corner of the UI. You must first be a declared friend with them before you can talk about alliances. You’ll have the option to declare your friendship with them from this same screen. Keep in mind that the civ has to be pretty happy with you to want to declare their friendship, let alone engage talk alliances.
After that is settled, from that same diplomacy screen, click Form Alliance, and from there you can choose which alliance you want to propose. Select one, and you’ll be sent to the deal screen and you can propose your offer to that civ. They may decline, and from there if you wish, you can ask “What would it take?” to see if there’s something you can do to sweeten the pot for them.
Finally, when the alliance is close to ending, from that same screen you can ask to renew the alliance. This will allow the alliance to continue seamlessly without renegotiation, assuming of course, your partner wants to do that.
That does it for all the new alliances and how to form them in Civilization 6: Rise and Fall. Best of luck out there civ fans!