Another major update to Age of Empires: Definitive Edition!

 

In Update 9, we are bringing some serious balance changes, including reduced training times for some early Archery Range units, common-sense upgrades to Scouts, and a big buff to cavalry units, especially Cataphracts.

 

We’ve also got some highly anticipated feature improvements, including a UI that displays how many villagers are on each resource, options to toggle blood, and resolution settings for full screen or windowed mode!

 

Here are the changes for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Update 9:

 

Features:

  • Automatic File Transfer of scenarios and maps in the Multiplayer Lobby
  • UI now displays the amount of villagers working on each resource
  • Further unit AI improvements to reduce micromanagement
  • General AI improvements
    • AI better at setting up economy on higher population limits
    • AI no longer builds wonders on Conquest victory
  • Stability, performance and crash fixes
  • Options to toggle blood on/off
  • Bodies now darken on decay
  • Resolution settings can now be set in full screen or windowed mode
  • Language selection is now available in the pre-game options screen

 

Balance updates:

  • Bowman training time reduced from 30s to 26s
  • Slinger training time increased from 24s to 28s
  • Chariot Archers no longer do bonus Damage vs Priests
  • Scouts auto-attack
  • Scouts cost reduced from 100f to 80f
  • Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, Cataphract +1 pierce armor
  • Choson Clubman/Axeman +5 HP
  • Sacrifice cost reduced from 600g to 400g
  • Sumerians lose Craftsmanship
  • Yamato Cavalry and Horse Archer cost -20% (instead of -25%)
  • Romans: Buildings cost -10% (instead of -15%)
  • Cataphract +20HP
  • Priests now auto-heal wounded units

 

 

Update 9 is available for download today!

 

But we’re not done yet!

We hope you’re as excited as we are for update 9.  We’ve got another big update on the way soon, and update 10 will include one of the community’s most-anticipated changes!

 

What do you think it will be? Discuss in our forums and keep your eyes peeled here and on our social media pages for more news and updates on the Age of Empires franchise!

 

Discuss of 77 comments

  • goshinkisfang April 21, 2019

    NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT:

    fix your game immediately or suffer the consequences. You cannot just steal our money.

    Reply
  • goshinkisfang April 19, 2019

    turned off virtualization : check
    windows 10 version 1670 or later : check
    administrator control : check, this is my own pc and there are no other users. I have given myslef privellages to the windows apps folder
    Avast antivirus exception added : check
    candy crush solution : check, did not work
    Reinstall game : a whopping amount of times equaling over a terabyte of data usage and threats from internet company , check
    reset game : check
    xbox apps installed and services turned on : check
    windows push to install service turned on : check, set to automatic as per instructional videos
    Ask for refund : check, was not honored
    Exceeded recommended system specs : check, check check, check..$3000 gaming pc
    WIndows is up to date : check
    Drivers are up to date : check
    reinstalled windows : check
    restarted computer after applying all solutions : check

    YET THE GAME STILL WILL NOT LOAD AND HANGS ON BLACK SCREEN> ONCE IT LOADED < BUT ONLY EVER ONCE.

    FIX YOUR DAMN GAME.

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    • goshinkisfang April 21, 2019

      SHOULDN'T HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH FUCKIN SHIT FLAMING GONNAREA HOOPS TO LAUNCH A FUCKIN DAMN GAME. MY SYSTEM MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS, I PAID YOU MONEY, GET IT WORKING OR SUFFER THE DAMN CONSEQUENCES YOU FUCKS.

    • goshinkisfang April 21, 2019

      FIX YOUR DAMN GAME. BOOTING INTO SAFE MODE EVERY TIME WE WANT TO PLAY THIS , AND FOLLOWING YOUR TRASH FUCKIN PIECE OF SHIT TROUBLE SHOOTING IS FUCKTARDED.FUCK YOU MICROSOFT.

    • goshinkisfang April 21, 2019

      your full of shit you goddamn shit for fuck tard brains. are you fucktarded? did you bother looking up the numerous other people like me who have this issue. Or are you just a piece of shit tard fuck douche bagj. FUCK YOU SHIT FOR BRAINS.

    • sirswirll April 20, 2019

      You're so full of shit lmao.

    • goshinkisfang April 19, 2019

      this is unacceptable. buy game, install game, play game. those are the 3 steps. not this buy game , wait a month, never get refunded, can't play game shenanigans you are playing.

  • first2018 April 19, 2019

    Bug report
    After update 9, farmers become to have convulsions often when it is assigned to cultivate the land. Once it happens, the phenomenon does not recover unless the farmers are assigned to other kind of work.

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  • first2018 April 19, 2019

    Please solve the problem that enemy units can not be seen due to it's protective color. Only sound can be heard.

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    • first2018 April 19, 2019

      It takes a long time to find the enemy units.

    • first2018 April 19, 2019

      It happens often in the case the unit is axeman or short swordsman.

  • ngdkhoa April 18, 2019

    I love gate

    Reply
  • first2018 April 18, 2019

    Some ideas for next update.

    Adding ping restriction function in the game-creating-screen.
    Adding auto translate function of chat.
    Disabling scouts armor and decreasing scouts HP.

    Reply
  • goshinkisfang April 18, 2019

    I think instead of fixating on all this bs, you should probably fix your game. It currently doesn't even load. Hangs on a black screen after splash logo before eventually crashing. I have redownloaded and installed this thing to the point my internet company threatened to cut me off. I have followed all possible troubleshooting, turned on push to install service, reset the stupid thing, reinstalled the stupid thing, added exception to my antivirus..
    game is up to date.

    8gb video card ddr5
    octa core 3.2ghz processor
    32gb ram

    and can't run this game..

    oddly enough, my copy of aoe gold edition still works on windows 10.

    FIX YOUR GAME and stop ignoring people, as I am clearly not the only one experiencing this issue.

    blah blah blah. I have not bene able to even play this game except briefly for 5 minutes after the initial purchase and install over a month ago.

    SO INSTEAD OF MAKING ALL THESE CHANGES, MAKE CHANGES THAT MAKE THE GAME PLAYABLE.

    Reply
  • monkeydtofu6092 April 15, 2019

    good job plz

    Reply
  • monkeydtofu6092 April 15, 2019

    no good job.
    you must work plz

    Reply
  • monkeydtofu6092 April 15, 2019

    firstly fuck network update
    https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=LISNGI51_M0

    40% game down
    80% luggy

    and scout update is very fuck
    do you(developer) play this game ?

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