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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition — Update 33164

Hello adventurers! Today’s update comes with a handful of fixes before the weekend: including performance and framerate improvements aimed at enhancing your gameplay experience. Check out the notes below, then grab the latest build on both Steam and the Microsoft Store!

We hope you can find time to try out the latest build over this final weekend of November! We’ll be back in the office next week, so check back then for more of what we have in store for Age of Empires II.

—The Age of Empires Team


Update 33164


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 33164

That’s it; you’re ready to play!


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 button to manually download the new update.
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 33164

That’s it; you’re ready to play!

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Here are the changes included in today’s update:

  • Fixed a crash when attempting to open the Profile screen when offline.
  • Fixed an issue where selection boxes could cause a framerate hitch while playing in a campaign or multiplayer match.
  • Implemented a variety of minor performance improvements to multiplayer and campaign play.
  • Updated the terrain grid to be semi-transparent and to more accurately align to a variety of terrains.



Here are some of the areas where we are continuing to collect information, escalate reports, and working to identify solutions:

  • Game stability and performance. We are tracking several different crashes being reported by individuals within the community. Here are some troubleshooting steps that have helped users reporting issues:



For the latest issues and solutions currently tracked by the development team:


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