Humankind Releases First Major DLC: Cultures of Africa

Cultures of Africa DLC Expands Humankind’s Universe

Following its release last year, Humankind drew a lot of comparisons with Sid Meier’s turn-based strategy games Civilization. It was even touted as a possible “Civ-killer“, directly competing with the Civilization games and improving on and expanding some of their aspects. Now, the game is back with its first major content update.

Humankind Cultures of Africa DLC


While Humankind shares many of the same characteristics as its historical strategy 4X counterpart, it does have some key differences. Mainly, it is Humankind’s focus on various cultures that have set it apart from others in the genre.

Rather than having players stick to one culture during their playthrough, players are encouraged to expand and pick new cultures. The game’s 60 featured cultures offer a wide variety of choices and ways to play the game.

The 4X strategy game is getting even deeper today thanks to the newest content release: the Cultures of Africa DLC. This DLC will add six African cultures to the game. These are the Bantu, Garamantes, Swahili, Maasai, Ethiopians and Nigerians. Each represents a different era and comes with its own set of strengths.

In addition to these new cultures, Amplitude Studios is bringing seven independent people and 15 narrative events to the game. Humankind is also adding new world wonders from Africa. These include Mount Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls, Zuma Rock, Lake Natron and the Great Mosque of Djenné.

Therefore, the game’s first major update promises to add a lot for players to explore. The Cultures of Africa DLC will be available on January 20. How have you enjoyed your experience playing Humankind? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter or Facebook.