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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Update 117204

Today’s patch is aimed at addressing stability and performance issues, as well as some focused fixes for Xbox players.

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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Stability and Performance

  • Fixed a freeze that could occur during the Match Found screen in Quickplay games, if a certain number of Team maps were banned.
  • Fixed a crash related to Intel Graphics drivers.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when villagers were trying to reach an obstructed area near the corners of the map.


  • Fixed an error when attempting to update SSL certificates.


  • Fixed a freeze that could occur during multiplayer games.
  • Fixed a freeze that could occur during long gameplay sessions, if any of the Narration options, such as Chat Narration, were enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where some special units & technologies from Victors & Vanquished scenarios would not appear in the radial menu when playing with a controller.
  • Fixed an issue in Victors & Vanquished where certain scenario-specific buildings had their Command Menus disabled when playing with a controller.



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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