Civilization 6 has been out for a while now, with the game earning plenty of fans. While the game seemingly throws out random maps at players, each configuration comes with a map seed, which can then be used to activate the same civilizations and their starting points. This makes a big difference as certain Wonders require the player to have cities on a specific type of tile. Likewise, placing certain Districts on tiles can benefit a civilization with added bonuses. With these factors in mind, what are some of the best starting positions in Civilization 6?
Some players might get lucky and find an easily defendable area or somewhere with an abundance of resources. Sometimes if a person is lucky enough, someone else will post a fantastic starting point with the map seed included.
Map Seed: -1456009306
A player playing as Mali found this seed for their civilization. They started in the desert and had two natural Wonders close by to them. The Delicate Arch was to the south and Ejyafjallajökull was located to the east. Being set in the desert, there are also many chances for a player to build the Petra Wonder.
The player who found this seed also said most civilizations will be in the south, with the east being pretty empty. Playing as Mali is ideal, as the civilization gets bonuses when it comes to the desert. Using the continents map type with every other setting as standard will start players in this location.
Map Seed: 311793665
This seed, which was highlighted by strongindependentpc on Reddit, starts the player next to the Ejyafjallajökull natural Wonder, which is obviously quite useful. There are also different types of terrain nearby, meaning players can build multiple types of Wonders.
On top of that, there are resources readily available to take, making this seed a solid option to start with. Starting as the China civilization on a standard size map with small continents map type will start players here. Using a legendary starting point and abundant resources will make this start possible as well.
Map Seed: -832501228
This map seed is one of the more unique ones when it comes to Pangaea. A majority of the map is located together, but there is a strip of land to the left of the landmass. Any civilization that starts in this area will have a little bit of an advantage compared to the others.
The extra area also limits contact with one of the civilizations for a while until the player gains access to boats. If someone is placed on the island, they can build up their forces and not have to worry about competing with others for a while. Not focusing on a specific starting point, players can choose any settings they want for this seed.
Map Seed: 1467965906
Being surrounded by mountains gives players a huge advantage. Starting in this type of area makes it so enemies can only attack from one side. This is very beneficial if a player is going for a domination victory, as their capital can easily be defended. Selecting huge map, legendary starting position, standard resources, and the Roman civilization will give players this defense.
The only worry players will need to have is about rockets, planes, or nuclear weapons. Even then, enemy civilizations will have a tough time trying to take the capital. From having to push through any cities at the mouth of the mountains, they are sure to lose all their soldiers before they make it to the capital.
Map Seed: -1676784071
Players who enjoy playing on islands and Pangaea will enjoy this seed. It features two big islands, along with a smaller one right in the middle. Requiring boats to travel from different islands, some civilizations will be a little more advanced and, consequently, will present more interesting fights.
Two of the islands are big enough that it is possible to find a few civilizations and city-states. Anyone who settles on the middle island will be able to form a defensive area, making it a challenge to take over this section. Not focusing on a specific starting point, players can use any civilization or settings they want with this seed.
Map Seed: 2133957090
This coastal seed is quite defensible and offers a lot of production, food, and culture tiles. There are coastal cliffs, meaning anyone invading from the sea will not be able to attack the city easily. There is also a natural Wonder close by, Ejyafjallajökull, providing the city with +1 culture, +2 food, and +2 appeal.
The tundra hills also boost the other tiles, adding a huge benefit. Players who use this seed will also have resources near them, giving them a benefit over the other civilizations. Using the settings of continents, standard map size, legendary start, and playing as Russia will spawn players in this area.
Map Seed: -644841591
The player who found this seed played as Mapuche, with the area allowing them to build many Chemamull. This provides an advantage, as the Chemamull gives players culture equal to 75% of a tile’s appeal.
Players are also able to find two natural Wonders pretty quickly, which can be taken for themselves. Along the coast are many resources, supplying players with the food and production tiles they might need. The finder of this seed said the map type was Pangaea, but did not offer any other settings.
Map Seed: -685149902
This map seed will start players around three different volcanoes. While that itself is a cool start, there are also other benefits this map can give players. Nearby is Mt. Vesuvius and players will gain historic points for settling the continent first. This will help them gain a Golden Age quicker.
It might seem like a gamble to settle so near to so many volcanoes, but it adds to the excitement of the game. It could be like playing a very unique scenario not offered in Civilization 6. To start in this location, players need to select Continents and use a standard size map. The civilization to choose is the Inca.
Map Seed: -1537239510
Players who want to play on the actual Pangaea map should enjoy this seed. There are still a few islands located on the map, but no civilization will start on them. There are also numerous mountain ranges, allowing players to establish a secure area that can be easy to defend.
On top of that, there are different types of environment tiles. This can let players build different Wonders that require a certain type of terrain. Players can select any map size or civilization they want, but the continent type has to be Pangaea.