Throughout the echoes of time, women have continued to challenge expectations and leave resounding marks in history. This month—in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month here in the States—we’re shining the spotlight on some of that history with a new event, several brand-new icons, visual mods, and more.

So, join in as we celebrate some of these passionate trailblazers during the WOMEN OF HISTORY event!

  • Unlock a brand new Cheat code!
  • Unlock the Queen Visual Replacement for the King!
  • Unlock the Princess Yodit Visual Replacement for your Gbeto!

New Rewards!

Starting TODAY through APRIL 14, complete in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock exclusive goodies! The first challenge unlocks a new profile icon and is required to save all of your unlocks:

DAY ~ 🎯 Sign into Xbox Live. 
🏆 Unlocks the Princess Yodit  Profile Icon.
💾 *Required* if you want to save any rewards unlocked during the event!

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

DAY 1 🔒 Train 20 Gbeto in any one game.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the Princess Yodit Visual Replacement for the Gbeto.
DAY 2 🔒 Win a Skirmish or Multiplayer match playing as the Franks, Burgundians or Britons.
🏆 Unlocks the Jeanne d’Arc profile icon.
DAY 3 🔒 Research the Sappers technology available in the Castle in any one game. 
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the grab your pitchforks’ Cheat Code. Transforming all your Villagers into Flemish Militia.
DAY 4 🔒 Win a Skirmish or Multiplayer match playing as the Burgundians, Franks or Teutons. 
🏆 Unlocks the Jacqueline of Hainaut profile icon.
DAY 5 🔒 Play a Skirmish or Multiplayer match using Regicide Game mode. 
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks the Queen Visual Replacement for the King.

Bonus! 🎯 The following bonus Icons have been permanently added to the library for you to enjoy!
🏆 Princess Yodit playing Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
🏆 Jimena
🏆 Sikelgaita


Keep It All (Forever)!

Remember: if you sign in to Xbox Live during the event, you’ll get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve achieved! Sign in, earn your rewards, and enjoy!

We hope you enjoy this month’s Women of History event!

—The Age of Empires Team

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Discuss of 10 comments

  • morboth April 14, 2021
    I am through challenge 5, yet I have to wait for more hours for the next challenge than hours remaining for the event to end... is there some kind of last minute lifting of waiting time, so that we can turbo unlock our remaining goodies or no such thing? :(
  • koffeeey April 13, 2021
    Is there really *no* way to unlock previous awards at a later date? I just bought the game, and there's a lot of events that I missed.
  • ghostfeint April 12, 2021
    Apparently this unlock one per day. I didn't know these were a thing until yesterday and they weren't working. A very frustrating experience. Will any portraits return in the future?
  • gankutsuou April 1, 2021
    Played a multiplayer Regicide game on hard and won, but the queen did not unlock. In fact, the checkbox says I still need to complete the quest still... ???
    • toneybroom2732 April 5, 2021
      You cannot play 2 quests on the same day..! Check the time remaining for the next quest to activate.
  • radikull March 30, 2021
    So I got the reskin from king to queen but it's still a male voice? I know it's just a visual replacement but maybe take away their voice if you can't do a female?
  • mistermbbs March 29, 2021
    NEAT! We need women gamers!!!
  • rosanna205 March 29, 2021
    Great event, first one in a while which makes me want to earn the rewards. Jeanne d’Arc profile icon, let's go! POG
  • blanche-neige March 29, 2021
    Hello, I don't understand how to unlock day 3 for the event: Research the Sappers technology available in the Castle in any one game. I played with Berbers and Bulgarians, but nothing is unlocked. How do I get it? Thank you very much in advance!
    • hrtik-optimus April 6, 2021
      solution pour ceux qui ont le jeu en français : la technologie "Sappers" est traduite par "Artificiers" dans la VF, et non pas par "Sapeur". Disponible dans le chateau à l'âge impérial
    • king-mark-f April 1, 2021
      Bonsoir, Je n'ai trouvé de technologie sapeur dans aucune civilisation ! Alors je l'ai joué "bourrin" : j'ai déverrouillé tout ce que j'ai trouvé dans le château à l'âge impérial (y compris un bombardier au cas ou ..) et en fin de partie : bingo ! Je suis à l'écoute de tout autre explication plus fine ...
    • cinderkitkat April 1, 2021
      You need to do exactly what it says and research the Sappers tech in the castle available in the Imperial Age. Neither Berbers or Bulgarians have Sappers available on the tech tree so are you sure you researched it?
    • pauleta777 April 1, 2021
      Je suis dans le meme cas que toi ! J'aimerais bien avoir une réponse de ceux qui ont réussi, ça serais cool !
  • cinderkitkat March 26, 2021
    Who are the women represented in the event's wallpaper other than Jeanne D'Arc? Is the woman on horseback Sikelgaita?
  • siegfried_cf March 25, 2021
    that's all nice and great, but how about you stop forcing your mods and deactivating all others? what a treat for unsuspecting players to lose a game because all mods they are accustomed to can't be re-enabled in-game.. nice going, and not the first time too
    • prodirkdigler March 26, 2021
      Seems like every time an update hits my online gameplay bugs out.... currently, again not able to see any game lobbies. So frustrating to want to play a game and cannot figure out how to get on for weeks at a time.... still troubleshooting it this time around. Idea, place an update functionality directly on the online main menu to make it easy for users...

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