Hello and happy Wednesday to all our Definitive Edition adventurers!

Update 28529 is aimed at fixing at some of the more recent pain points you’ve helped identify over the last few weeks: including issues with the multiplayer lobby and match setup, villager pathfindingregion selection, and a handful of other areas. Your feedback has been invaluable in helping us identify the issues preventing you from playing or enjoying the game, so be sure to grab the new build, check out the notes below, play with the changes, and—most importantly—let us know whether they’ve fixed the issues at hand. The best place to do so is on the official forum:

DISCUSS: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – Update 28529 Discussion

You are also encouraged to come visit us on Discord, where you can organize games, troubleshoot issues, engage with the development team, and interact with other Age of Empires players:

JOIN: The Age of Empires Official Discord

We look forward to hearing what you think of Update 28529, and we’ll see you on the battlefield!

—The Age of Empires Team


Update 28529


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 28529

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 28529

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

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  • The game no longer auto-pauses when switching focus away from the game.
  • Fixed a rare issue that resulted in an ‘Unable to setup storagePoint’ error when launching the game.



  • Reduced the collision size of villagers to improve resource collection/pathfinding.
  • Ranked games now require even teams before they can be started.



  • The multiplayer region now correctly defaults to the detected region of the host.
  • Fixed an issue where the last player to join a ranked lobby was incorrectly muted.
  • Fixed a rare issue where pressing the ESC key would not exit out of the Tech Tree overlay.


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Discuss of 25 comments

  • dragonzdoom September 18, 2019

    I downloaded the game again, and got the same error :(

  • dragonzdoom September 18, 2019

    Please fix the MFPlat.DLL that is missing . I have not been able to play for the past 3 or so months due to this problem.

    The code executioncannot proceed because MFPlat.DLL was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

    I did reinstall the game three times but that did nothing.

  • matchlesspurse0 September 15, 2019

    seriously so stupid had to uninstall and reinstall the whole game because the update doesnt show anywher ein the microsoft store

    • parminiousa September 17, 2019

      I'm having the same problem. I follow the directions, check for updates, but it keeps telling me I'm good to go. Even reinstalled the game and it's still not updated.

  • upperaunt850540 September 14, 2019

    Hola, no me sale la opción de instalar en la tienda de microsoft. Están realizando algún mantenimiento o cual seria la causa?

  • upperaunt850540 September 14, 2019
  • dirianghen September 13, 2019

    my game with Steam does not load up......it shows error loading the game.......(?)

  • cubata32 September 13, 2019

    Hola, no se si soy el único novato que le pasa esto, pero

    1. Abre la tienda de Microsoft.
    2. Haga clic en el símbolo [∙ ∙ ∙] junto a su foto de perfil.
    ni me sale eso [∙ ∙ ∙] y pincho junto a la foto de perfil y tampoco pasa nada en fin si a alguien le a pasado o le paso que me guie, gracias de antemano

  • kingadjon September 11, 2019

    After this update, LAN games stopped working. It just says "error joining game" when trying to join a lobby. Contacted support. A bot sent me a generic list of networking related things to try none of which worked. I mean, is anyone even trying anymore or is this just a best effort kind of thing? Games that we paid for used to be tested in diverse environments to ensure functionality across all systems. Now it seems it's a lotto as to which update is going to break a function. Not to mention, there is no way to revert to an earlier version to fix it.

  • dyhxy September 10, 2019


  • meet-don-juan September 8, 2019

    Return to the Trajan and Castellar fonts, the fonts in the game are so flat and generic


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