Historical 4X strategy game Humankind today received a double dose of content with the release of its Fabius Maximus patch and the start of its Dia de los Muertos limited-time event.
Humankind's Fabius Maximus patch is the fourth major post-launch update that continues to address issues raised by players. Among its features count a map setting that lets you control resource abundance, essentially letting you pick the amount of strategic and luxury resources you want in your game.
The Fabius Maximus patch also introduces the random persona option when setting up games, for those moments when you want to be surprised or can't quite decide which AI you want to team up or go against. You'll also find a new color picker in the game settings, enabling you to adjust the color of your subtitles and empires while also including presets for common forms of color blindess.
Other changes slow down growth during the Neolithic era, while limiting the early power spike you could gain by choosing to delay progressing to the Ancient era. Achieving high levels of stability during the late game should also be harder now, as the cost of technologies and constructions is more in line with resource yields, the stability impact of districts, and wondrous luxury resources.
Some of Humankind's cultures have also been rebalanced in its Fabius Maximus patch, as have several civics, like Nuclear Disarmament, alongside the expansionist Affinity.
Lastly, mod.io integration has now been added, allowing players to simply log into their account while in-game and download the maps and mods they've subscribed to. The first version of Humankind's mod tools is also confirmed to make its way to Steam "soon." You can find the full Fabius Maximus patch notes here.
Humankind's Dia de los Muertos event also kicks off today, November 3, and lasts until November 30. The first of many to come, it brings with it a set of Chapter challenges that reward players who complete them exclusive symbols, decorations, and the Catrina avatar depicted above.
Humankind is available now on PC. Read our review to learn more about why it's a worthwhile 4X strategy game to add to your collection, despite not being the "Civ killer" some hoped it would be.
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