With another year behind us, we’re hosting a party to celebrate all the adventures that lie ahead—and you’re all invited! Come join us in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition as we celebrate (albeit a bit late) the start of a new year (and new update) to the game!

We’ve prepared a bunch of new, celebration-themed goodies for you to unlock and enjoy over the next few weeks, so don’t miss the 2021 NEW YEAR CELEBRATION EVENT!

  • Unlock three new Celebratory Profile Icons!
  • Unlock a new Age Up Celebration with Fireworks and Cheering!
  • Unlock a New Year Celebration Scene for your Town Center!
  • Unlock Fireworks for your Research Complete and Building Upgrades!

New Rewards!

Starting TODAY through FEBRUARY 8, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock all the New Year celebration goodies! The first challenge unlocks a new profile icon and is required to save all of your unlocks:

DAY ~ 🎯 Sign into Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks the Serjeant with Balloon-Sword profile icon.
💾 *Required* if you want to save any rewards unlocked during the event!

Each of the following challenges must be unlocked in order and on separate days:

DAY 1 🔒  Win a Standard or MP game playing as one of the following civs: Spanish, Ethiopians, Japanese or Incas.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the New Year Celebration Scene for the Town Center.
DAY 2 🔒 Create 21 Hand Cannoneers in any one game.
🏆 Unlocks the Flemish Militia Cheers profile icon.
DAY 3 🔒 Advance to Castle Age from Dark Age within 21 minutes.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the Age Up Fireworks and Cheering Celebration.
DAY 4 🔒 Create 21 Cannon Galleons or Elite Cannon Galleons in any one game. 
🏆 Unlocks the Coustillier Firework profile icon.
DAY 5 🔒  Cumulatively construct 21 Bombard Towers in any games.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the Fireworks replacement for Research Complete and Building Upgrades.

Keep It All!

Remember: if you sign in to Xbox Live during the event, you’ll get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve achieved! Sign in, earn your rewards, and enjoy the 2021 New Year Celebration event!

—The Age of Empires Team

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