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Winning Their Love: How to Increase Loyalty in Civ 6

One of the most realistic features of Civ 6 is loyalty. Just as in real life, entire civilizations can rise and fall based on the loyalty of the population.

Unfortunately, loyalty can be just as tricky in the world of gaming as it is in your own world. And that’s why so many Civ 6 players run into a big problem: they need to increase loyalty as soon as possible.

So, how can you improve your loyalty in Civ 6? Keep reading to learn our top tips!

Keep’em Happy

Happy is as happy does

Without enough loyalty, your citizens may revolt against you. To keep that from happening, one of the best solutions is to keep those restless citizens happy.

Amenities are one of the best ways to do this. By purchasing buildings with Amenities, you can get the people back on your side (provided you can afford the building).

Later, Entertainment Districts are a good way to maintain loyalty. This offers an immediate Amenity, and you can get further Amenity boosts by building things like Water Parks and Aquariums. For a real loyalty boosts (+20), try to complete the Bread and Circuses project.

The Right Wonders


It may take time and planning to build a Wonder. However, certain Wonders are great at boosting loyalty.

For example, the Statue of Liberty gives an extra 100% loyalty to cities located within six tiles of the structure. The Temple of Artemis gives a +1 loyalty boost for all of the camps, pastures, and plantations of yours within four tiles of the temple.

With the proper planning and right placement, these Wonders can work…well…wonders for your loyalty!

Cultural Alliance

Friends and allies

Loyalty issues are pretty common on the border. That’s because when you share a border with another World Leader, his own citizens’ loyalty can start to negatively affect your own citizens.

As they say, “if you can’t beat’em, join ’em.” By entering into a Cultural Alliance with a border civilization, their loyalty will no longer negatively impact your loyalty. This is on top of the other benefits of such an alliance.

Using Policy Cards

Changing the policy

The “downside” to some of our solutions so far is that they require that you have a lot of time on your side. What if you have a loyalty problem and you need to solve things sooner rather than later?

Provided you have the cash, Policy Cards can have an immediate impact on loyalty. For example, the Limitanei card provides +2 loyalty to cities with garrisons. Praetorium helps governors give an additional +2 loyalty to their particular city.

Different Policy Cards are available depending on your current Civic. With some trial and error, you’ll find the best policy cards to immediately help with your loyalty problem.

What Next?

Now you know how to increase loyalty in Civ 6. But are you actually ready to win?

A major part of winning in this game comes from choosing the best pantheon. Before you play again, check out our complete guide to choosing the best pantheon in Civ 6!

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Chris Snellgrove is a professional nerd turned nerdy professional. After completing a PhD in English, he started teaching by day and writing by night. Despite the manic schedule, he finds plenty of time for books, comics, movies, and video games. Ultimately, he lives his life by the philosophy of the Rocky Horror Picture Show: "don't dream it!"

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