Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is now available! Round out your definitive collection today!

Pre-Load Now!

Players who pre-ordered Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition on the Microsoft Store, Steam, or via Xbox Game Pass for PC can begin PRE-LOADING the game NOW to ensure that you can begin playing right away on release day!

DOWNLOAD SIZE:
  • ~40 GB
HOW TO:
Pre-Download on the MICROSOFT STORE...
If you already own the game on the Microsoft Store:

  • Open the Microsoft Store.
  • Click the [ ∙ ∙ ∙ ] symbol next to your profile picture.
  • Select My Library.
  • Find Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition in the list.
  • Click the Install button to download all of the files to play Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.

Note that you will not be able to launch the game until release day on October 15!

Pre-Download via XBOX GAME PASS FOR PC...

If you are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass for PC:

  • Open the Microsoft Store.
  • Search for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition using the search bar.
  • Navigate to the Store page and click the Install button to download all of the files to play Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.

Note that you will not be able to launch the game until release day on October 15!

Pre-Download on STEAM...

If you already own the game on Steam:

  • Open Steam.
  • Click on Library to see your games list.
  • Find Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition in the list.
  • Select the game, then press the PRELOAD button to download all of the files to play Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.

Note that you will not be able to launch the game until release day on October 15!

Need help? Visit our support site for resources and assistance: Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Support

Be Ready on October 15!

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition releases on the Microsoft Store and Steam this OCTOBER 15, and is available to play at the same time WORLDWIDE:

Download the game ahead of time and set an alarm to be the first to play!

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Discuss of 7 comments

  • josephsmith25 October 15, 2020
    so.... I woke up at 6 in the morning to start playing DE and it's still not out..... what's up microsoft?
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  • dreadedseraphim October 15, 2020
    This is horrible! It's 15th and the game is still not released! People outside of your preferred time zones are customers too! Maybe I'll just quit AOE and start buying more EA games.
    Reply
  • saimonba October 14, 2020
    and what about the "definitive collection" edition that includes the three games? do i have to wait until tomorrow?
    Reply
  • jojo-crabcakes October 14, 2020
    So happy for you all. Let's have some FUN!!!
    Reply
  • pratushh-2 October 14, 2020
    they didnt even bother to release timing, for the time zones of all the civs in the game
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  • zenzzyzx October 14, 2020
    Y'all are awesome!
    Reply
  • dentata October 14, 2020
    When you are planning to release soundtrack? We could at least listen the music while waiting :)
    Reply

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