New Civilization V Patch Hits
Civilization V divided players on release. While many welcomed the graphical updates and the new, hex-based maps, there were lingering concerns. The AI was squirrely. The Diplomacy was nigh unusable. And, most distressingly, the game didn’t scale correctly, behaving strangely during the end-game and on high difficulty levels.
Hats off to the team at Firaxis, though, for giving the game the kind of post-release support that differentiates PC games from their console counterparts. The second major patch for Civ V was released today, and it’s chock full of alterations. Important issues like A.I. behavior and Diplomacy were definitely addressed, but the update also includes a wealth of gameplay and balance tweaks, including a new Stone resource and a reworked Policy system. Check out the full patch notes over at Steam.