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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – Update 28218

Hello knights of the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition! It’s been less than a day since the official release of the Definitive Edition on Steam, and the whole community has been awesome at working with us and highlighting the biggest issues impacting your experience. Today’s build contains a handful of fixes for some of the biggest and most glaring issues that cropped up with the release build over the past day. Give them a read and let us know if you continue to have issues!

In the meantime, keep taking notes of any issues you encounter; we’ll be visiting the Steam boards and official Age of Empires forum to see what crops up:

Remember that you can also join us on Discord to organize games, troubleshoot issues, and interact with the outstanding Age of Empires community!

Enjoy the update!

Update 28218


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

  1. Open the Microsoft 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 28218

That’s it; you’re ready to play!


Remember that you’ll need update your game in Steam:

  1. Open Steam
  2. Click on Library to see your games list.
  3. Click Downloads at the bottom of the Library window.
  4. [If the new build does not download automatically,] click the button to manually download the new update.
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 28218

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

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  • Fixed an issue where the game would halt due to anti-virus checks.
  • Fixed several issues with duplicate region names and region-selection not behaving as expected.



  • Fixed a issue on the campaign completion screens which would cause the text to be overwritten by the statistics buttons.



  • Fixed a crash caused when closing the post-game statistics screen if a spectator was present.
  • Improved the behavior of the lobby browser when refreshing the list.


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