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With the temperature slowly dropping in the northern hemisphere, we’re sharing our winter season with *everyone* in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! This month, we’ve prepared a sleigh-full of great, wacky, winter-themed rewards for you to unlock and enjoy for the rest of 2020!

All of these are yours to earn and enjoy as a part of the WINTER WONDERLAND EVENT!

  • Unlock the new Winter Wonderland Map!
  • Collect four new, exclusive profile icons!

New Rewards!

Starting TODAY through JANUARY 3rd, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to add the new rewards to your pile of presents! The first challenge unlocks a new visual mod and is required to save all of your unlocks:

DAY ~ 🎯 Sign into Xbox Live.
🧱 Unlock the Jaeger Bearing Gifts 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 🔒  Win a Skirmish or Multiplayer game as the French in the Arctic Territories map.
🏆 [Mod] Unlock and keep the new Winter Wonderland Holiday Map.
🔄 Note that you will need to restart your game for the mod to work properly.
DAY 2 🔒 Win any Single Player Skirmish game on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Map.
🧱 Unlocks the Red Monster Truck Filled with Presents profile icon.
DAY 3 🔒 Win a 1v1 Single Player Skirmish game against Hard AI on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Map.
🧱 Unlocks Red Nose Capybara profile icon. 
DAY 4 🔒 Play a Single Player or Multiplayer King of the Hill game.
🧱Unlocks Old Coot with a Confetti Cannon profile icon.

The Winter Wonderland Map Mod

The Winter Wonderland map is a twist on an old favorite:

“During these festive times, players find themselves in a beautiful snow valley surrounding a frozen lake. A single circular trade route runs around the map. This map is filled with presents, decorated Christmas trees, and with reindeer and moose to fit the occasion.”

A few important notes:

  • While running the mod, you will not be able to see non-modded lobbies. You can manually disable (uncheck) the mod to see those lobbies again, and then re-enable the mod to complete the related challenges.
  • If you accidentally unsubscribe from the mod, you can search for “Winter Wonderland” in the Mod browser to re-subscribe to the mod.

We hope you enjoy the new battlefield!

Keep It All!

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 the winter-themed event!

We hope you enjoy the Winter Wonderland Event! And don’t forget to sign into Xbox Live to ensure you keep everything you unlock!

—The Age of Empires Team

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BONUS! Seasonal Wallpapers

Enjoying the new Stockholm customizations we added to the game? Well now you can enjoy them outside of the game as a desktop wallpaper!

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Discuss of 7 comments

  • tampbaylongoria December 26, 2020
    I can't download winter map !!!...why...? and can't play multiplayer game....
  • dr-rayse December 22, 2020
    ? and how can i do challanges if the map isnt found anywhere. you dont even let us know how to get that map. its getting pathetic how this game is working.
    • klaimax December 22, 2020
      I went to "tool" then "mods" then check "winter wonderland". I relaunched the game then when I relaunch the monster truck challenge, the map has been loaded or otherwise you can see it in the "select map" list ;)
  • hotrod2007uk December 20, 2020
    have done 1st 2 challenges but 3rd challenge wont start as no winter wonderland map in list
    • ijsbeer18 December 21, 2020
      Same problem here, cannot progress to the next challenge because the map hasn't been added to my list.
    • marquisian December 20, 2020
      same here, can not start 3rd challenge, no winter wonderland mpa available.. 3rd challenge has some kind of round "clock" ? on it ? don;t know if i just have to wait..
    • chirpyfiend4 December 20, 2020
      Tenho o mesmo problema aqui, até reinstalei o jogo e não deu certo
  • xx_demon_slayer_420_xx69420xx December 20, 2020
    I just bought the game but it won't start, any suggestions?
  • agilecahokia December 19, 2020
    the customization of the swedish city is incredible, please! Bring us these types of customizations for the rest of civilizations, especially those that we cannot even customize, such as Asians and Americans.
    • princehongli December 20, 2020
      I totally agree with you!
  • malebogia November 30, -0001
    So I just bought the game and I'm confused about these challenges. The only challenges I was able to complete were "Sign in to Xbox Live" and "Earn any medal in any campaign mission." I have 4 more challenges but they're all locked. Is this a situation where there's 1 challenge per day until the end of the event and I've missed all the previous challenges including getting the Winter Wonderland holiday map? I'm very confused because the rewards shown above are not the rewards the game is showing me.
  • pan-lisak-3 November 30, -0001
    Mám stejný problém. Všechny mapy které si přidám z modů, se nepřidají do seznamu map do SKIRMISH. Nejspíše se nenainstalují, protože když dám open directory, tak mě to hodí do složky jen s nějakým info, které má 1kb z čehož se ta mapa nespustí. Já nevím je to prostě celé nějaké rozbité a mrzí mě to, doufám že se to postupem času různýma aktualizacema spraví...