As city-building enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the sequel to the beloved urban simulation game, fans are eager to know about the Cities Skylines 2 map size or how big the map is.
If you are one of them, then you are in luck. Because Cities Skylines 2 has recently unveiled its highly anticipated details, including the system requirements, transportation system, and, of course, the map size.
Map size will have a big part in how you design your cities in Cities: Skylines 2, so let's get into some more details.
Cities Skylines 2 map size
Cities: Skylines 2 has a map size of 159 square kilometres.
Initially, there was a mention of the map size being 172 square kilometres, which was quickly rectified and attributed to a typo. Regardless, the actual map size of 159 square kilometres remains incredibly vast.
However, avid fans of the original game have voiced their disappointment regarding this figure, considering that Cities: Skylines currently boasts a significantly larger map size compared to its highly anticipated sequel.
What they might not be taking into account is the fact that Cities: Skylines 2 will benefit from years of updates and the vibrant modding community. This means that the game's map size can be expanded and augmented over time.
What are map tiles in Cities: Skylines 2?
Tiles in Cities: Skylines 2 are sections of a map where you can build your city. You usually start with a small number of tiles available and acquire more as your metropolis reaches certain milestones.
Paradox has stated that map tiles in Cities: Skylines 2 will be smaller than in the first game making for a larger total number of tiles. This change aims to give players more creative freedom when it comes to building their cities.
Cities: Skylines originally had a 9-tile limit for cities, but modders have been able to bump this all the way up to 81 tiles. We haven't been given an exact number for starting tiles in Cities: Skylines 2 just yet, but we can count on mods to raise that number at some point down the road.
That pretty much covers what we know about the map size in Cities: Skylines 2.