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2023 Is Upside Down in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!

Evil sheep and wolves in the age ii town center

Happy New Year! We hope you have started the year off on a high note and are ready to go because this month we are turning the world of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition upside down. From angry sheep to lazy monks, nothing is going as expected. We have some fun surprises in store with this event. So, get ready for another year of Age of Empires because it’s going to be fun!

 January 9 – January 23

Upside Down Event: New Rewards!

NOW through January 23rd, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock exclusive rewards!

Day ~🎯 Sign in to Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of an Evil Sheep.
💾 *Required* to save any rewards unlocked during the event!

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

Day 1🔒 Capture 5 Relics.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where European Monks are driving on a Relic cart instead of carrying Relics.
Day 2🔒Defeat 50 Spearmen-line units with Knights, Cavalier, or Paladin.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a Scout carrying his horse.
Day 3🔒Defeat 10 units with Petards.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where Petards got tired of carrying their barrels.
Day 4🔒Build 3 Markets or Caravanserais in a single match.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a villager is pulling a cart with his horse sitting in the back.
Day 5🔒Defeat 30 Skirmishers with Cavalry Archers.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where Cavalry archers are trained in the lost art of reverse parthian tactics!

Event F.A.Q.

Keep It All (Forever)!

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!

We hope you enjoy the Upside Down Event!

—The Age of Empires Team

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