Welcome to the Festival of the Ages

Celebrate with us as we prepare to welcome you to the first season update of Age of Empires IV: Festival of Ages!

Coming soon, the first major update of 2022 brings ranked seasons, the content editor beta (and mods!), seasonal events, major balance changes, as well as a ton of Age of Life quality of life changes. Empires IV. But don’t let us tell you: check out the Season Update trailer below.

Read on to see all the changes and new additions that are coming to Age of Empires IV, as well as where to watch specific deeper dives into major features launching with the first season update. Also, join us on the broadcast today, March 31, at 2:30pm PDT on twitch.tv/ageofempires to get a preview of what’s to come in our first season update!

Customize your battle with the Content Editor

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Over the next few days, we’ll be delving into the newest tool that will change the way you fight in Age of Empires IV: the Content Editor. the Age of Empires IV Content Editor (Beta) It will be your one stop shop for custom gaming. Do you want to create your own highly specialized map? Do you want to play with a French gentleman mastered to the nth degree? With this tool at your fingertips, you get the full opinion on how to play.

We’ll take a closer look at some of the mods created in-house by the development team, as well as some of the more specific features of the Content Editor (Beta), along with helpful tips on how to get started creating your own mod. . Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming livestream as we discuss the Content Editor (Beta), mods, and maps with the dev team.

all about the seasons

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After that, it will all be about the seasons! seasons in Age of Empires IV It consists of new content and rewards to progress and unlock over a set period of time. This includes Ranked Seasons for those who want to take on the challenge of climbing the competitive ladder, and Seasonal Events where you can unlock rewards by completing in-game challenges.

We’ll see a preview of these soon, including the kind of challenges and rewards that will be available when the update goes live!

Balance and game updates

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With the Season One update, it will come with a host of balance and quality of life changes, including the global build queue, hotkey improvements, and more. Please stay tuned for the full release notes as they will be posted when the update is released.

That’s not all: there are also two additions to the Age of Empires IV lineup that includes a new advanced combat Art of War Challenge, aimed at preparing you for more complex combat scenarios, as well as the new MegaRandom map.

And this is just the beginning – as mentioned in our updated roadmap, the first season is just the beginning. Check the roadmap To see what else is in store for Age of Empires IV later this year!

Stay tuned to the Age of Empires Blog for updates and additional details..

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One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. With familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire across vast landscapes in stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation. Back in History: The Past is Prologue as you immerse yourself in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations around the world, from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate, in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources and lead your troops into battle on land and sea in 4 different campaigns with 35 missions spanning 500 years of history from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Choose your path to greatness with historical figures: experience the adventures of Joan of Arc on her quest to defeat the English, or lead powerful Mongol troops like Genghis Khan in their conquest of Asia. The choice is yours, and every decision you make will determine the outcome of the story. Customize your game with mods: Coming in early 2022, play the way you want with user-generated content tools for custom games. Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, co-op or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes. An era for all players: Age of Empires IV is an engaging experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a campaign story mode designed to help first-time players achieve an easy and successful setup, but is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.