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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Update 90260

Come dive into another update for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition! This is a small one with bug fixes and a new Star Age Event!

While there are plenty of notable fixes and features to look forward to in today’s build, here’s some of the big highlights coming with this month’s update:

  • Star Age Event!
  • Bug fixes based on your feedback!

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.

Still having trouble? Visit our support site!

Build Spotlight

Star Age Event

July 26th – August 7th

Hello Friends!

This month is dedicated to the stars that have always watched and guided our civilizations on Earth. As the sun sets, the stars will take center stage with comets and the majestic Milky Way painting the evening sky.

From the rolling dunes of Arabia to the rolling waves on the coasts of Mesoamerica, the night will spread its magic through the lands of your Empires.

We hope you enjoy and thank you for playing! But this is just the start of a magical journey with much more on the dusk horizon, we are looking forward to telling you more!

New Rewards!

NOW through August 7th, complete daily in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock exclusive rewards!

Day ~🎯 Sign in to Xbox Live.
🏆Unlocks a profile icon of a Camel Scout riding in the desert at night.
💾 Required to save any rewards unlocked during the event!

Each of the following challenges must be unlocked in order and on separate days.

Day 1🔒 Build two additional Town Centers in one Skirmish or Multiplayer match.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod with an Armillary sphere as a Town Center decoration.
Day 2🔒 Train your first 10 villagers with less than 30 seconds of Town Center idle time.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a famous astronomical clock.
Day 3Build 15 Fish Traps in one Skirmish or Multiplayer match.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where standard water is replaced by water full of stars.
Day 4🔒 Defeat 50 Units with Units wearing or carrying feathers.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a Mayan plumed archer watching a solar eclipse.
Day 5🔒Research 10 Technologies affecting Champions.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where Champion are replaced by a black Photon Man holding a two-handed sword with a red glowing blade.

Keep it Forever!

Remember: if you sign in to Xbox Live at any point during the event, you get to keep all the mods and profile icons you unlock! Sign in, earn your rewards, and enjoy!

—The Age of Empires Team

Event F.A.Q.


Stability & Performance

  • Fixed an issue causing a crash of the MSIXVC version of the game since last patch.


  • Fixed an issue where a burning building sound could be heard after a game in main menu and lobbies.


  • The game does not pause/unpause anymore when activating Steam overlay.
  • Scrollbar no longer missing in lobby and spectating browsers.


  • A notification is now displayed to prevent Cross-input from being accidentally toggled off.



  • Ranged units will now properly move closer to targets that are both out of range and unable to path to, instead of getting stuck in some situations.
  • Units will no longer move far away when trying to make space for allied units.


Scenario Editor

  • Fixed an issue where the Erase option wasn’t working properly in the Editor.



  • Added missing Localization from the previous Patch.



As always, we are continuing to track issues reported by the community for future updates. Here is a brief update from our Production team regarding some of what is still in the works:

  • Localization is missing for the notification that is now displayed to prevent accidentally toggling off cross-input.


We have received a lot of feedback on the current pathing issues in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and it is an issue we are activity pursuing. Pathing is an area where fixing one issue can lead to knock-on effects in other parts of the game, so we are treading carefully to try and fix it in the right ways. As we continue to fix and test, we will keep you updated on our progress through patch notes and Public Update Previews.

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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