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!
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!