Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – Update 28529

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


▪ MS STORE ▪

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!

▪ STEAM ▪

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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GENERAL

  • 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.

 

GAMEPLAY

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

 

BUG FIXES

  • 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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