Celebrate with us as we prepare to welcome you to the Season One update Age of Empires IV: Feast of Times!
Coming soon, the first major update of 2022 brings Ranked Seasons, the Content Editor Beta (and Mods!), Seasonal Events, major balance changes, and tons of quality of life improvements to Age of Empires IV! But let’s not just tell it – check out the Season Update trailer below.
Read on to see all the changes and new additions coming our way Age of Empires IV, as well as where you can find specific deeper dives into key features releasing with the Season 1 update. Also, join us on stream today, March 31, at 2:30pm PDT twitch.tv/ageofempires for a preview of what’s to come in our Season 1 update!
Customize your battle with the content editor
In the coming days we will be delving deeper into the newest tool that will change the way you fight in Age of Empires IV – the Content Editor. the Content Editor for Age of Empires IV (Beta) will be your one stop shop for custom gaming. Want to create your own highly specialized map? Want to play with a french knight overpowered to the nth degree? With this tool at your fingertips, you have a full say in the gameplay.
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, stay tuned for an upcoming live stream as we chat with the development team about the content editor (beta), mods, and maps.
All about seasons
After that, it’s all about Seasons! seasons one Age of Empires IV consists of new content and rewards that you can achieve and unlock over a period of time. This includes both ranked seasons for those who want to take on the challenge of climbing the competitive ladder, as well as seasonal events where you can unlock rewards by completing in-game challenges.
We’ll be previewing these soon, including the type of challenges and rewards that will be available when the update goes live!
Balance and game updates
There will be a whole host of balance and quality of life changes com ing with the Season One update, including global build queue, hotkey improvements, and more. Stay tuned for the full release notes as they go live when the update is released.
That’s not all – there are also two additions to the Age of Empires IV Line-up including a brand new Advanced Combat Art of War challenge aimed at preparing you for more complex combat scenarios, as well as the new MegaRandom map.
And that’s just the beginning – as mentioned in our updated roadmap, Season One is just the beginning. Check out the roadmap to see what else is in store for Age of Empires IV later this year!
Age of Empires IV
Xbox Game Studios
One of the most popular real-time strategy games returns to new glory in Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Offering both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire across vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation. Return to History – The past is the prologue as you delve into a rich historical setting of 8 different civilizations around the world, from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate, on 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 as she attempts to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest of all of Asia. The choice is yours, and every choice you make determines the outcome of the story. 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, collaborate or watch 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 along the way , easy to set up and achieve success is challenging enough for experienced players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies and combat techniques.