Civilization 6 Cheats

21 October 2016
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Civilization 6 Cheats

Looking for Civilization 6 cheats on PC & later Mac? Here we’ll list Civilization 6 cheat codes and unlockables with tips for 2K & Firaxis Games’ new turn-based strategy 4X game. Includes an overview of all Civilization 6 Hotkeys & Keyboard Shortcuts.

Here we will show you how to unlock all Civilization 6 codes with a cheats list that’s valid for the PC & Mac versions (where available).

Take a look at the cheats below…

Index of Civilization 6 Guides:

Civilization 6 Cheats

Reveal Map Cheat

Here’s the first possible Civilization 6 “Reveal Map” Cheat that last worked in Civilization 5.

How to reveal the entire map: Go to your computer username’s My Documents\My Games\Sid Meier’s Civilization VI\ folder and edit the config.ini file to change “DebugPanel = 0” to “DebugPanel = 1”. Then hit the ~ (that symbol is a tilde) key while in-game to bring up the command console and select Reveal All.

In Civilization VI, until you explore the world, the map is hidden in the “fog of war.” The fog of war is represented by the blank parchment that covers much of the world at the start of the game. As you move units around, the fog of war will pull back, revealing more of the world. Once you have uncovered the fog of war from a tile, it does not come back.

This cheat is untested. Please comment if you’ve discovered any new cheats.

Fast Control Hotkeys

Civilization VI is best played with a combination of keyboard and mouse. Here are the many useful keyboard “shortcut” keys in Civilization VI.


The mouse is used in two ways:

• LEFT-CLICK: open menus and accept menu choices, “activate” units, and etc.
• RIGHT-CLICK: designate the map location when ordering an active unit to move.


Here are some of the most important shortcut keys. The In-Game Action is followed by the Hotkey to press.


• Next Action — Press RETURN
• Toggle — Press Grid G


• Appeal — Press 3
• Continent — Press 2
• Government — Press 5
• Political — Press 6
• Religion — Press 1
• Settler — Press 4


• Pause — Press P


• Attack — Press A
• Automate Exploration — Press E
• Delete Unit — Press DELETE
• Fortify — Press F
• Found City — Press B
• Move To — Press M
• Ranged Attack — Press R
• Skip Turn — Press SPACE BAR
• Sleep — Press Z


• Open the Civilopedia — Press F9
• Toggle City-State Screen — Press F2
• Toggle Civics Tree — Press C
• Toggle Espionage Screen — Press F3
• Toggle Government Screen — Press F7
• Toggle Great People Screen — Press O
• Toggle Great Works Screen — Press W
• Toggle Rankings Screen — Press F1
• Toggle Religion Screen — Press L
• Toggle Tech Tree — Press T
• Toggle Trade Routes Screen — Press F4


• You can bring up the Steam Overlay when in-game by pressing Shift + Tab.
• After you’ve enjoyed the game’s opening animation sequence once or enough times, you can press SPACE BAR to skip it.
• To save a game, press on the ESC key or click on the “Game Menu” button on the upper-right of the main game screen, and then click on “Save Game” to create a new save game file.
• One other save/load option is available to you: “Quick Save,” which is especially useful when you’re in a hurry. Press F5 to “Quick Save” your game. The game is then saved without requiring any further input from you. Only one game can be quick-saved at a time: any future quick saves will overwrite the current one.
• Press F6 to load the current quick-saved game.
• The Tech Tree can be reached from the Choose Research menu or by pressing the T hotkey. It displays all obtainable technologies and how they each intertwine.
• The Civics Tree can be reached from the Choose Civic menu or by pressing the C hotkey. It displays all obtainable Civics and how they intertwine.
• The Civilopedia is an in-game knowledge resource for Civilization VI. You can reach it by pressing the “?” icon while in game.


• Keyboard key bindings can be set in the Game Options menu, a primary binding and an alternative binding.
• Steam Controller configuration happens inside the Steam client and not in the Game Options menu.

Civilization 6 Tips and Tricks

Watch the behind-closed-doors theater presentation of Civilization VI at E3 2016 with handy gameplay tips and tricks. Narrated by Hollywood star Sean Bean! 😀

Next, Civilization lead designer Ed Beach shows off the features and gameplay of Civilization VI.

Civilization VI is ready to turn the 4x strategy genre on its head once again. Choose a faction, lead your people through history and dominate the globe. Curious about what’s different about this game and what it has to offer? Here’s everything you need to know.

Civilization 6 DLC Unlockables

DLC Content announced so far:

• Pre-order the game to get the Aztec Civilization Pack as a Pre-Order Bonus. Luckily this only an exclusive pre-order item for 90 days, after which the content will be made available for free to all owners of the game.
• Get the game’s 25th Anniversary Edition to receive Bonus Digital Content that includes the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack and access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount.


There are no other Civilization 6 cheats on Mac & PC yet. So until more are discovered, we made the handy Civilization 6 guides listed above to help you with tips and tricks for the game!

Do you know of any Civilization 6 cheats or unlockables?
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