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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Discuss of 22 comments

  • mmx-memphis January 3, 2020

    It still has the same version 27347 is still the same for me when I press get updates and it didnt give any update. It said it was good to go and didnt work.

    • dysi1993 January 10, 2020

      I found the solution as i had the same issue as you have. Go to the microsoft store and search for 'xbox (bèta)'. This is the new 'game launcher' i suppose. Download it and open it. Search for AOE and click install. It will notice that it is already on your device and will be done within a minute. Launch the game from the new launcher and it will be the newest version. I hope this helps

  • secludedcloth70 November 15, 2019

    Please, fix the game performance. When rolls the screen the fps drops under 20 and occurs lags. It's a trouble to gameplay.

  • unlivingtie3825 October 2, 2019

    pls give me definitive edition to download

  • steviex110 September 4, 2019

    Mi juego sigue sin poder actualizarse. Ya revisé las actualizaciones de Windows y mi equipo esta al día. Por favor no vayan a volver a crear un parche anual para solucionar los problemas. Tardé un año completo en poder jugar AoE DE en mi equipo después de su lanzamiento en 2018. Ahora no puedo jugar con los usuarios de Steam porque a mi equipo no le llega el nuevo cliente.

  • killakatona August 30, 2019

    clicking get updates doesnt work. This shouldnt be this hard

  • bombaygypsy August 26, 2019

    Hi.. I read somewhere that aoe1de is using the same multiplayer technology being developed for age4, does that mean we have dedicated servers now?

  • typicfoot9 August 24, 2019

    Is there any chance your gonna fix the performance issue ?

  • monkeydtofu6092 August 24, 2019

    why mulitiserver connent will be bad for me.
    my game is droppped 100%

  • chantingphil August 23, 2019

    Developers - where is the patch for MS store users? Pretty simple to respond that you've messed up and its coming soon and that cross compatibility isn't viable until you sort this. Shut up shop - sort the steam version out then release a combined patch for both platforms that you know works. That's your job.

    • kennyrts August 25, 2019

      Had to install the new client. I suppose it works then. You should have clarified that in post.

    • kennyrts August 25, 2019

      I did like instructed and there is no update, still 27xxx something.

    • evan-teicheira August 23, 2019

      Hey there! The patch was released to the Microsoft Store yesterday (August 22). You should be able to find and download it by following the instructions for the 'MS Store' in the post above, which will re-enable the ability to matchmake with Steam users.

  • rel0aded007 August 23, 2019

    I have had issues with the in-game music going completely silent after a few games, thereby having to restart the whole game to keep the in-game music playing. I even reinstalled the game from the Microsoft Store, hoping that the issue was because of an installation error/ update bug or similar.

    I haven't tried this update yet as of now, but reading the changelog it seems like there's no mention of this bug being ironed out.

    • rel0aded007 August 23, 2019

      Hi; I'm using Windows 10, forgot to mention that. This is an issue I have had for some time now, only on this game.

    • evan-teicheira August 23, 2019

      Are you playing on a Windows 8.1 or earlier operating system? While Operating Systems earlier than Windows 10 aren't officially supported at this time, you can try this little trick to fix the sound issues:


      I hope that helps!

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