Update 9 is now live for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition! This patch includes new features, improvements and balance changes.


  • Automatic File Transfer of scenarios and maps in the Multiplayer Lobby
  • UI now displays the amount of villagers working on each resource
  • Further unit AI improvements to reduce micromanagement
  • General AI improvements
    • AI better at setting up economy on higher population limits
    • AI no longer builds wonders on Conquest victory
  • Stability, performance and crash fixes
  • Options to toggle blood on/off
  • Bodies now darken on decay
  • Resolution settings can now be set in full screen or windowed mode
  • Language selection is now available in the pre-game options screen

Balance updates:

  • Bowman training time reduced from 30s to 26s
  • Slinger training time increased from 24s to 28s
  • Chariot Archers no longer do bonus Damage vs Priests
  • Scouts auto-attack
  • Scouts cost reduced from 100f to 80f
  • Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract +1 pierce armor
  • Choson Clubman/Axeman +5 HP
  • Sacrifice cost reduced from 600g to 400g
  • Sumerians lose Craftsmanship
  • Yamato Cavalry and Horse Archer cost -20% (instead of -25%)
  • Romans: Buildings cost -10% (instead of -15%)
  • Cataphract +20HP
  • Priests now auto-heal wounded units