Rise and Fall, the latest expansion to Civilization 6, is finally live on Mac. This was just confirmed by Aspyr, the studio in charge of the MacOS and Linux version. 

Released for Windows on February 2, 2018, Rise and Fall isn’t your average expansion with a few more units and maps. Instead, it makes significant enhancements to the game, daring to play with the fundamentals and make bold changes and additions.

Rise and Fall vastly improves the original Civ 6, making one of the top strategy games for Mac even better. 

Sure, it also includes the expected new units, leaders, buildings, and wonders, but Rise and Fall’s real appeal are the new gameplay features such as a new Loyalty system, Golden and Dark ages, improved Alliances and more.

The game’s lead designer, Anton Strenger, does a good job further explaining what the main new features are all about over here.

Civ 6 Rise and Fall on Mac: Everything you need to know

Requiring Civilization 6 to run, you can expect Rise and Fall to be a very demanding game too. If you’re unsure whether your machine will have the required horsepower to properly run it, you might want to check our Performance Review where we tested the game on several Mac models.

These are the official system requirements:

  • Operating System: OSX 10.11, 10.12, 10.13
  • CPU Processor: Intel Core i5
  • CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 15 GB
  • Video Card (ATI): ATI Radeon HD 6970, NVIDIA GeForce 775M, Intel Iris Pro
  • Video Memory (VRam): 1 GB

Note that Rise and Fall will not be included with the Digital Deluxe pack which means you’ll have to purchase this Expansion separately.

2018, A great year for strategy games?

Rise and Fall joins the recently released Into the Breach and upcoming Total War: Warhammer 2 as the most exciting strategy games of the year. And more are likely to be released in the coming months.

Rise and Fall is available on Steam and the Mac App Store as an in-app purchase for $29.99.