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Civ 6 Gathering Storm: How the World Congress Works

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Civ 6 Gathering Storm: How the World Congress Works

How the World Congress Works in Civ 6: Gathering Storm

The World Congress is brand new feature that has been added as of Civ 6’s second expansion, Gathering Storm. Here’s how the World Congress works and how you can best take advantage of it to your benefit.

Diplomacy in Gathering Storm is a major feature that has been expanded on greatly over vanilla Civilization 6 and Rise and Fall. While a lot of it is similar, there’s a few new layers thrown on top.

Every 30 turns starting with the Medieval Era, all of the Civs still in the game will come together to pass resolutions, which effectively act as rules that last until the next World Congress.

You can vote one-time on every resolution for free, but you can stack the odds in your favor by using a new currency called Diplomatic Favor.

We have a guide for how to get Diplomatic Favor here if you want the full break down, but in short, you need to make alliances, aid other countries, and become Suzerains of your local city-states and you’ll slowly accumulate more Diplomatic Favor. Or you can also just trade for it from other Civs.

When you go to vote on a resolution during the World Congress, like we said above, your first vote is free. You can vote as many times as you want though at a cost of 10 favor per vote after that though to try and influence the resolution to do exactly what you want.

So for example, you can pass a World Congress resolution that makes it cheaper/more expensive to purchase units using a specific currency. First you decide whether you want to make it easier/harder. Then, you can pick the specific currency you want to make more expensive/cheaper.

If the resolution you voted for pass exactly the way you want, say you picked to have all units purchased with gold receive a discount, all of the favor you spent on it is gone.

If it only passed 50% of the way that you wanted, using the above example again, units were made cheaper, but using faith instead of gold, you’ll get refunded half of the favor you threw behind it.

Finally, if what you voted on in the World Congress session gets rejected. you’ll get all of your favor back. So don’t be afraid to push a little weight around when it’s something that will really help you.

Eventually, you can also pass a resolution to allow for a Diplomatic Victory for a particular Civilization during the World Congress, but that’s a whole other bag of worms. You can check out our Diplomatic Victory guide for more information on that if you want it. You can participate in the World Congress without having to go for a diplomatic win.

That does it for how the World Congress works in Civ 6: Gathering Storm. Check out our full review of the second expansion for more of our thoughts on Gathering Storm’s new features.

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