While we prepare for the launch of Lords of the West, we have one big update ready for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!

A few highlights:

  • A New Year event with new icons and mods!
  • Owners of the Lords of the West expansion get early access to the two new civilizations in multiplayer: the Burgundians and Sicilians!
  • Numerous fixes to multiplayer performance and stability issues
  • The profanity filter now targets specific ##### words rather than the whole ***** sentence
  • Building foundations can no longer be used to “scout” terrain that doesn’t have visibility
  • Five new maps: African Clearing, Amazon Tunnel, Atacama, Coastal Forest, Seize the Mountain
  • Unofficial mods are now disabled upon game update to prevent compatibility issues
  • AI and pathfinding improvements!
  • and more!

For the full, massive patch notes, please head over to the official Age of Empires website: https://www.ageofempires.com/news/aoeiide-update-44725/