Here we go again with another content update to Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. This is a smaller update, but introduces some big bug fixes and quality of life improvements to the game experience. Don’t worry; this isn’t the end of our updates—we’re still working away on the issues and features you all want to see—but it is an ideal place to build a granary, setup a barracks, and begin your journey through the ages. Welcome, friends, to Update 11!

Remember that you’ll need update your game in the Windows Store:

  1. Open the Windows Store.
  2. Click the [ ∙ ∙ ∙ ] symbol next to your profile picture.
  3. Select Downloads and updates.
  4. Press the Get updates button to automatically detect, download, and install the latest changes to your game!
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 23987.

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

We hope you enjoy everything we’ve included in this latest update! Feel free to post your initial thoughts below, or join in to the full discussion over on the official forum!



  • Fixed an issue where Elo values would not display correctly in the multiplayer lobby.



  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to always display unit health bars and selection rectangles during matches.
  • Fixed a rare issue where players could no longer age up after cancelling the upgrade.
  • Fixed a rare crash caused by pausing multiplayer matches while in co-op mode.
  • Implemented various UI fixes.
  • Implemented several small bug fixes, as well as performance and stability improvements.


  • The Global Queue is now enabled by default. This can be turned off via the Options menu.
  • Matches with unlocked teams enabled can no longer be played as a ranked match.

Discuss of 11 comments

  • davidsnoekdutch July 4, 2019

    The music stops playing after 7 min. rebooting the game doenst work, is there a next update where this is fixed?

    • davidsnoekdutch July 5, 2019

      I reinstalld the game, for me the music works perfectly now.

  • mrarek July 1, 2019

    Please add peace treaty timer option as in AoE3. I´m tired of rushers who only know how to play 2 ages...

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  • alponcho3 June 22, 2019

    Por trabajo deje de jugarlo un tiempo pero ahora que lo quiero reanudar mis logros y partidas no las puedo recuperar al solicitar se carguen me saca del programa automáticamente, alguien sabe como puedo repararlo. Gracias

  • pire98 June 19, 2019

    I just buy this game and I really enjoying it but I hope improve more features like groupings of units, also like AOE II that you can select only military units without villagers! Come on guys! Please do not forget this game and keep improving it, it is a good game and your work is good.

  • stonymike25r6 June 10, 2019

    ELO still does not work.

  • jamesclark1991 June 9, 2019

    Any plans to release the full game for MAC?

    • dullesttripod7 June 23, 2019

      I just installed windows 10 on my Imac, just for this game...

    • torgrimmer June 19, 2019

      MAC is Windows' Competitor i doubt it.

    • bashfordfamily June 11, 2019

      VERY keen to see a Mac version. Will not be buying copies for Windows. Seems like the perfect Mac game to me.... (long time Planetary Annihilation player - but hoping for AoE to come back to Mac)

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