Hotfix 34223

  1. FIXES

Today’s hotfix comes on the heels of Update 34055, and introduces a few additional fixes before the holiday break! Enjoy!

—The Age of Empires Team

Download on the MICROSOFT STORE

Remember that you’ll need update your game in the Microsoft Store:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click the [ ∙ ∙ ∙ ] symbol next to your profile picture.
  3. Select Downloads and updates.
  4. Press the Get updates button to automatically detect, download, and install the latest changes to your game!
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 34223

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

Download on STEAM
Remember that you’ll need update your game in Steam:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click on Library to see your games list.
  3. Click Downloads at the bottom of the Library window.
  4. [If the new build does not download automatically,] click the Download Now button to manually download the new update.
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 34223

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

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  • Potentially resolved issues related to searching for specific players in Spectator Mode.
  • Resolved issues that were causing some players to experience crashes.

Discuss of 31 comments

  • revalutionzzz January 6, 2020

    Just downloaded this via Xbox Game Pass for Windows and runs fine until I install the Enhanced Graphics Pack. When this is on i get "system attemped to load an incorrectly-formatted asset;some assets will not display".
    Completely out of the box setup, no mods or changes to settings yet. I have tried multiple steps online and beleive the issue is due to versions. In Windows Store the AOE2DE versions is: 101.101.34223.0 and the Enhanced Graphics Pack is: 101.101.34055.0 (version behind). When pressing "Get Update" or even reinstalling I still get the same errors.
    Any help appreciated, would like to buy this but quite glad I got it through Game Pass in the end!

  • zee-apps January 3, 2020

    after updating the few online multiplayer lobbies fixed for few days , now its worse than before and I cannot see any one playing online (rarely I see 1 or 2 lobbies), PLEASE FIX IT since I really like this game

  • fewfullbass January 2, 2020

    Since this update i have been geting so many crashes which i haven't experienced before.
    Usually the game crashes in the castle age, and only in ranked.
    Don't know if this helps but i hope you can fix it...

  • therealabiky January 1, 2020

    Good news. But what about fixing the download/install issue of the game? Per my experience, I can't download or install Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition from the Microsoft Store. The issue is the same with the prior version of this game (AOE: Definitive Edition). I have reset the store app, erased the cache, restarted the computer several times, erased temporary files, and other things recommended by Microsoft Support with no luck whatsoever. All other apps download/install fine from the store, except this game. All I get is a message stating: "Try Again Later. Something happened in our end."
    Completely disappointed. If I knew about this earlier, I should've bought the game from Steam.

  • soddenmouse07 January 1, 2020

    Is there a traditional (AoE II) single-player option available in this game or are there only the predefined campaigns available? I cannot see the single player mode.

  • bustlingcar2226 December 30, 2019

    Hope there will be a Slavs-Campaign for once (Russians, Serbians, Poles etc.)!!!

  • felipeelbravo December 30, 2019

    Hi. I think the multiplayer built in platform is good. Easy to use and the matchmaking system foster playing more maps. Yet I think there are a few things missing:
    1) If a player get disconnected it should give the option to save or wait for the player to reconnect or save to restart the game later. The game have always had such options.
    2) Once the game has finished, should provide the option to play a rated rematch straight.
    3) While queuing there should be the option in the civic selection to see the tech-tree. So we can get familiar with the civilizations while waiting for a game.
    Good luck and have a happy new year.

  • lord-delacroix December 28, 2019

    Ever since this update I'm seeing 3 out of 5 games result in a crash.

    Faulting application name: AoE2DE_s.exe, version: 101.101.34223.0, time stamp: 0x5dfb2884
    Faulting module name: ucrtbase.dll, version: 10.0.18362.387, time stamp: 0x4361b720
    Exception code: 0xc0000409
    Fault offset: 0x000000000006db8e
    Faulting process id: 0xa3b4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d5bd0f83bf827a
    Faulting application path: C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonAoE2DEAoE2DE_s.exe
    Faulting module path: C:WINDOWSSystem32ucrtbase.dll
    Report Id: 613ae80a-b389-4b39-ba50-67fae48b8e6a
    Faulting package full name:
    Faulting package-relative application ID:

    Prior to this patch it NEVER crashed. Not even once!

    • bokentea2020 January 3, 2020

      However I´m on Game Pass for PC... Not Steam... maybe some driver compatibility Developers Team?

    • bokentea2020 January 3, 2020

      I´m experiencing the exactly same scenario here... very
      disappointing... :(

  • felipeelbravo December 27, 2019

    Hi everyone. For those experiencing crashes running the game on a laptop with intel HD graphics (I have the HD 520), the performance can be significantly enhanced by adding ram and cleaning the laptop inside. To my original 8gb ram I added 4gb I found on a laptop in the trash bin and it MADE a big difference. Not sure if that influence the temperature of the laptop or it was just because I cleaned the dust inside and lint in the main fan, but now I'm not having those crashes.

  • felipeelbravo December 27, 2019

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