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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Update 104954

Today’s small update is aimed at addressing several pressing issues.

Be sure to dig down into the post below to get all of the smaller details before hopping in-game and checking them out firsthand.

Thanks again to our amazing community members, all of whom have helped to make Age of Empires what it is today!

—The Age of Empires Team

Please note that custom mods may not be compatible with the latest game update. If you are experiencing issues launching or playing the game after downloading the new build, try disabling your installed mods before trying again.

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  • Gurjaras can now upgrade to Elite Shirvamsha Riders, as intended, through the radial menu with a controller.
  • Bengalis can now upgrade to Siege Elephants as intended, through the radial menu with a controller.



  • Fixed an issue with units prioritizing farms over other units/buildings when retargeting.
  • Fixed an issue with units on stand ground not always automatically attacking units within their range. Units will now correctly retarget units within range without a direct order.



  • Fixed an issue with units regrouping after being issued a movement command.
  • Fixed an issue with units teleporting.
  • Fixed an issue with Villagers getting stuck in a loop trying to reach a resource to gather from.

Known Issues

  • AI: Units on the stand ground attack stance defend themselves if they can’t path find to a targeted unit. To override this behavior, Ctrl+Rightclick can be used on the target (no matter the attack stance).
  • Gameplay: In some cases, defensive buildings firing multiple arrows can output more damage than intended.

As always, we are continuing to track issues reported by the community for future updates.

For other known issues, please visit this page to see what’s being tracked!


Please note that this list is subject to change and should not be considered a comprehensive list of all the known issues we’re tracking. The above is to inform you of the team’s current priorities, which will change as other issues arise or take precedence.

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