It’s been a huge week for Age of Empires at gamescom 2022! In case you missed our segment today, there’s a lot in store over the next few months, and now is a perfect time to get started with Age of Empires IV. First and foremost in the news, there are two new civilizations coming to Age of Empires IV in an Anniversary Update in October: the Ottomans and Malians. While you’ll need to own the base game to play, the update and its contents will be completely free!
Also, now through Monday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT (17:00 UTC) you’ll be able to play the game for free on Steam as part of our Free Play Week and afterwards, you can pick up a copy of the game on Steam or Microsoft Store at a 50% discount. Don’t wait too long — the sale ends when Free Play Week ends!
The Age of Empires franchise turns 25 years old this October! We’re planning an online, global celebration and you’re invited. We’ll reveal more over time so make sure you’re following our official channels to ensure you’re in the know.
Catch up on all the news here at AgeofEmpires.com.
Age of Empires IV + 4K HDR Video Pack
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Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across 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 to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance.
Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history.
Customize Your Game with Mods – Available in Early 2022, play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games.
Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.
An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
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