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Welcome to the Festival of Ages!

Celebrate with us as we welcome you to the Season One update to Age of Empires IV: Festival of Ages!

Now available, the first major update of 2022 brings Ranked Seasons, the Content Editor beta (and Mods!), Seasonal Events, Major Balance changes, as well as a ton of quality-of-life changes to Age of Empires IV! But don’t let us just tell you about it – check out the Season Update trailer: 

Read on to see all the changes and new additions that are coming to Age of Empires IV, as well as where to check out specific deeper dives into the major features that will be released with the Season One update.  

Customize your battle with the Content Editor

Content Editor (Beta)

In the coming days, we’ll be diving deeper into the newest tool that will change how you do battle in Age of Empires IV – the Content Editor. The Age of Empires IV Content Editor (Beta) will be your one-stop shop for custom play. Want to create your own highly specialized map? Want to play with a French Knight that’s overpowered to the nth degree? With this tool at your fingertips, you get the complete say on how to play.  

We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the internally made mods by the dev team, as well as some of the more specific features of the Content Editor (Beta), along with helpful tips on how to start making your very own mod.

Find out more about the Content Editor HERE.

Plus, tune in for an upcoming livestream on Friday, April 8th as we talk about the Content Editor (Beta), mods, and maps with the development team!

All about Seasons

After that, it’s all going to be about Seasons! Seasons in Age of Empires IV consists of new content and rewards to progress towards and unlock over a set period of time. This includes both the Ranked Seasons for those who want to take on the challenge to climb the competitive ladder, and Seasonal Events where you can unlock rewards by completing in-game challenges.  

Find out more about Seasons HERE, including what kind of challenges and rewards will be available when the update goes live! 

Balance & Game Updates

With the Season One Update, it’ll come with a whole host of balance and quality-of-life changes, including global build queue, hotkey improvements, and more. Read the full notes HERE!

That’s not all – there’s 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 this is just the start – as mentioned in our updated roadmap, Season One is only the beginning. Check out the Roadmap to see what else is in store for Age of Empires IV later this year! 

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  • Access to private forums where you can interact with Age developers
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  • Channels to provide feedback and inspire quality changes in your favorite Age titles