Empire Wars is a new game mode, exclusively introduced into Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition! In Empire Wars, players start with a small town and economy. All players start in the Feudal Age, with 27 villagers already working farms, chopping trees and mining gold. Economic buildings and a Barracks are also provided to help you build up through the early stages of the game. Empire Wars is available on all maps included with Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, although your starting town may depend on the map.