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Age of Empires IV launches October 28th, available for Pre-order Now!

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is officially coming to Steam and the Microsoft Store on October 15th!

But before then, we’re excited to invite the Age community to join us for an early look as part of a Multiplayer Stress Test come mid-September. Open to Age Insiders only, here’s how to add your name to the pool from which we’ll be selecting participants:

  1. Sign up to be an Age Insider
  2. Share your playstyle and game preferences on the Age Insider Profile
  3. Upload your DxDiag
  4. If you’re interested in participating on Steam, make sure you’ve linked your Steam account

Do so before September 4 and that’s it! If your machine meets the minimum spec to play the game (below), then chances are good you’ll be chosen to join us next week!

Age of Empires III Min Spec

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10 version 18362.0 or higher
  • Processor: Intel i3-2105 @ 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 973 with an average CPU Passmark score of 3735 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GT 430, Radeon HD 5570, or Intel HD 4400 with an average Passmark G3D Mark of 570 or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 42 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 2 GB VRAM

More information on the Age Insider Program page.

We hope to see you there. More information coming soon!

Discuss of 59 comments

  • arismarxneto September 15, 2020
    When will we be able to play the beta? Today is September 15th and there is still no news about the beta.
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  • notedvoyage5209 September 15, 2020
    I signed and preordered. Still can't play the game...
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  • spiffierbroom67 September 13, 2020
    when can we play ? i signed up for insider
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  • violet September 13, 2020
    when it can play?
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  • violet September 13, 2020
    when it can play?
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  • violet September 13, 2020
    when it can play?
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  • dadis008 September 13, 2020
    I buy new PC to play age3 de
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  • macroingenau September 13, 2020
    "Do so before September 4 and that’s it! " Is there still a chance to join the stresstest after that day? I missed the chance. Thank you
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  • fairestisland23 September 12, 2020
    Do so before September 4 and that’s it! If your machine meets the minimum spec to play the game (below), then chances are good you’ll be chosen to join us next week! Age DE Team SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 This is the last day. Why hasn't the stress test started yet?
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  • uniformmoss4830 September 12, 2020
    really love this game, hope to be chosen :)
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  • kaisertseng September 11, 2020
    hope to be chosen ^_^
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  • priorsky19889 September 11, 2020
    Guys.. is my 2019 surface laptop 3 gonna be able to play this? All I got is intel iris plus graphics. Seems to play AOE 2 definitive edition fine. Even with the UHD settings on. Thoughts?
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    • notedvoyage5209 September 15, 2020
      I think You must have to lower lots of setting... But still able to play.
  • mczelair September 10, 2020
    I'm getting picked for this one! I got a feeling about it!!! 🤞⚔️🛡
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  • cyclicaldruid46 September 10, 2020
    Saw the post today.. Hope I get selected 🤞
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  • funkyranger5958 September 10, 2020
    how can we join beta?
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  • brian2694 September 10, 2020
    any update?
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  • brian2694 September 10, 2020
    any update?
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  • the-smurf September 9, 2020

    Will you release rise of nations definitive edition?

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  • neux-kayzzn September 8, 2020

    would be unbelievable to join this, playin aoe3 since release and never stopped with it :)

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  • perseus00058 September 8, 2020

    Is it clear when Beta keys will be given ?

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  • rainbowdashdc September 8, 2020

    I signed up a bit late, can I still be considered? Thanks!

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    • sircaptaindan-2 September 8, 2020

      Nope! They said if you pass the date than that's it!

  • ishereleg00 September 8, 2020

    Hey if you are still looking for participants I would love to join

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  • mok_ka_chnm September 8, 2020

    now its the "next week"
    please start the test,I cant wait to enjoy it!

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  • thiagoaraujo28 September 7, 2020

    no aguardo! a pré-compra do AGE III DE já foi feita, agora é esperar o lançamento.

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  • fairestisland23 September 7, 2020

    now its the "next week"
    please start the test,I cant wait to enjoy it!

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    • funkyranger5958 September 10, 2020
      Will the test be open to everyone or how can i join test?
  • seemlykarma6028 September 6, 2020

    Have done that a hundred years ago but never got invited... :'(

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  • consoleplayer September 6, 2020

    Do we have to buy a newone for this update? if i already had it?

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  • jumpiesttrack87 September 6, 2020

    ojala me elijan aun que llegue a ver la noticia un poco tarde

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  • zenzzyzx September 5, 2020

    Exciting times! Looking forward to seeing Age3 in 4k!

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    • mok_ka_chnm September 6, 2020

      Me too!I'm waiting of 17 yaer .......

  • gojiraking1 September 5, 2020

    oooh I'm excited

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  • cagyunicycle330 September 5, 2020

    have they started sending out invites yet?

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  • erchere September 4, 2020

    Waiting for it <3 I hope I'll be a part of that programme.

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  • _ia September 4, 2020

    什么时候测试呢?

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    • mok_ka_chnm September 6, 2020

      9月中?或者下星期有新消息?

  • flameheart979 September 4, 2020

    I did it ON September 4th, instead of BEFORE September 4th, was that too late? :(

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  • haixingba1 September 4, 2020

    我确实想参加这次压力测试!

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    • mok_ka_chnm September 6, 2020

      我也是!已經換了新顥卡了........

  • ebenezer-job-2 September 4, 2020

    I don't have the required VRAM So I will play AOE2 DE

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  • taboomold576026 September 3, 2020

    Quand recevons nous la confirmation si on peut participer ou pas à la période teste ? :)

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  • sauna-chris September 3, 2020

    i'm sooo pumped for this i'm a big fan of AOE2

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  • bigtrolltang September 3, 2020

    建建建建建建建建建筑工

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  • solotchai September 3, 2020

    look forward to fighting

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  • nicolas1004 September 3, 2020

    Le jeu de mon enfance qui ressort en version définitive.. Je veux être de la partie pour le teste ! :)

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  • xlightsky September 3, 2020

    I do want to join this stress test!

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  • cezzarmert September 3, 2020

    Let's Gooooooo GUA115

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  • sircaptaindan September 3, 2020

    MAN! I just got in on the last day and I want to play soooo bad! I preordered Age Of Empires III Definitive Edition 2 hours after it came out! thats how hyped I am. Man Iv'e been playing since 2014... So excited!

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  • aguilonchas97 September 3, 2020

    I really wanna play this, I'm a diehard fan of AoE3, I tried to play the closed beta, and didn't choose me because some "shared VRAM" thing, I really hope I can play this beta

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  • mbtshock September 3, 2020

    Gl to all

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  • ayunyun153 September 3, 2020

    age3

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  • fairestisland23 September 3, 2020

    I wanna play it as soon as possible.

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  • luciton September 2, 2020

    Planned sick day Oct 15th anyone? Now another in September? Maybe 2020 is alright after all!

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    • overhandbobcat4 September 3, 2020

      I wish we can have a lockdown again for a few months i can play aoe3 more :)

  • polarianmoontan September 2, 2020

    Excited now !

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  • huitzilopochi September 2, 2020

    Bless lets get it!

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  • pastsan September 2, 2020

    All Right!

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  • moffu September 2, 2020

    LETSGOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • moezarts September 2, 2020

    finger crossed I get an invite!

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  • psychoskulls September 2, 2020

    i cant upload my Dxdiag and thank you

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    • psychoskulls September 2, 2020

      my bad i can now GoodLuck All

  • ejbk3 September 2, 2020

    Yessir, I’m so hype to play aoe 3 de!

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  • acejupiter94748 September 2, 2020

    we need update for AOE 2 : DE !!!!! many drops still happening -- @turkman is not good working

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  • mrdeivid7 September 2, 2020

    go go go go

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  • oh-sensei-3 September 2, 2020

    lets goooooo

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    • sircaptaindan September 3, 2020

      You are the first to comment. Nice one.

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