Illustration for article titled iCivilization VI/i Mod Introduces Journalist Unit

As part of his very comprehensive BFG Modpack, Civ VI modder Ananse has created and introduced a new unit to the game: the journalist, a civilian unit which can do everything from reduce war weariness to serving as a secret agent.

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Able to wander past and through rival’s borders, see through jungles and detect hidden units, she’s perhaps most useful when you focus her strengths on a series of disciplines/perks which can be unlocked the longer she’s kept alive and doing her job.

Illustration for article titled iCivilization VI/i Mod Introduces Journalist Unit

These range from the useful (science journalism grants big tech boosts at each new era) to cruel/real gags about the economics of freelance writing.

Course, even without those perks, she’s still probably most handy when serving as a scout in that time between everyone’s borders closing down and satellites revealing the whole map (she’s first unlocked in the Renaissance), when exploring the interior of continents can be a pain in the ass.

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If you want to try it out, you can download the pack here.

Illustration for article titled iCivilization VI/i Mod Introduces Journalist Unit

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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