Empire Wars

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.

Included Free with Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Starting Conditions

  • Starting in the Feudal Age
  • 27 Villagers + 1 Scout
  • Loom researched
  • Barracks & Blacksmith available, as well as gathering points for all resources
  • Economy balanced around expanding your empire quickly

Play Notes

  • To offset Mayan and Chinese bonuses, they don’t receive extra villagers, but also don’t start with less resources than other civilizations.
  • Players have less starting sheep and no wild boars.
  • Some maps may have variations on the Empire Wars mode, to fit their different starting conditions.