On your journey to becoming the most powerful empire in Humankind, you will be building a lot of cities along the way. But every empire has a City Capacity that needs to increased to build more cities without getting negative impacts. And there are times when you will need to destroy cities that you don’t need anymore. But these options are not open in plain sight and you need to do some workarounds depending on the solutions you are aiming for. So today let’s look at how to increase city cap, and also how to downgrade, raze, or destroy city in Humankind.
How to Increase City Cap in Humankind?
To increase City Cap in Humankind you need to research specific technologies that grant additional city capacity. Here’s the list of all technologies to increase city cap:
|Technologies||City Capacity Increase|
|Philosophy technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Foreign Outposts technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Theology technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Three Masted Ship technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Supply Lines technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Mercantilism technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Urban Planning technology||Get +1 City Cap|
|Space Orbital technology||Get +3 City Cap|
|Leadership Civic||Get +1 City Cap|
|Materials Procurement Civic||Get +1 City Cap|
|Achaemenid Persians Legacy Trait||Get +2 City Cap|
How to Downgrade City to Outpost in Humankind?
There is no direct option to downgrade a City to Outpost in Humankind. But once you reach the Medieval Era, research Military Architecture technology to absorb cities. Absorbing a city to another will give remove your City Cap by -1 in Humankind. Make sure both the city being absorbed and absorbing city has the same number of “Infrastructure”, to keep the Influence cost as low as possible. Here’s a video from No-Nonsense Guides showing how to merge cities by the absorb option in Humankind:
How to Raze or Destroy a City in Humankind?
To raze or destroy a city in Humankind, you need to use the Ransacking option. To do this you need to bring an Army unit need to be standing on the tile. You need to click on Ransack option in army action to start pillaging the target city. This will take few turns, but in last the City will be completely destroyed and razed to almost nothing.
Once you reach the Contemporary Era, you can research Nuclear Fission technology to Nuclear Weapons. Then you need to select Nuclear Proliferation, complete a National Project called Fission Test to start building these weapons. Then you can use these Nuclear weapons to completely raze and destroy a city in Humankind. But all these are late-game contents, so using the Ransack method as mentioned above is the best way to get rid of cities in the early game.
That’s all about how to increase city cap, and also how to downgrade, raze, or destroy a city in Humankind. Also, make sure to check out our Humankind Guides for more tips & tricks like this.