This month you’ll be struck with sentimental bliss during the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Anniversary Event, celebrating the beauty of the game that started it all!

From Today until March 12th, you can unlock a wheelbarrow full of nostalgic additions to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

Complete the in-game tasks within the time limit, and reap the rewards of the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Anniversary Event, including –

  • New Profile Icons! (Shown below)
  • Unique Unit Skins, visually transforming your favorite units into their ancestors!
  • A new Cheat Code, bringing the Photon-Man to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!
  • The classic Wololo chant for your Monks to carol while converting!

Here’s the full list of in-game tasks and rewards for the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Anniversary Event

  • Sign into Xbox Live: Unlocks the Priest Profile Icon, Unlocks original Age of Empires Scout Skin for your Auto-Scout unit
  • Earn the “21st Century” Achievement in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition: Unlocks the Photon-Man cheat code, permanently!
  • Train a Champion in any Standard or Multiplayer Game: Unlocks the Legion Skin for your Champions
  • Reach Castle Age from Dark Age in any Standard or Multiplayer Game: Unlocks the Legion Profile Icon
  • Convert an Enemy Unit using a Monk in any Standard or Multiplayer Game: Unlocks the Priest skin for your Monks
  • Reach Imperial Age from Dark Age in any Standard or Multiplayer Game: Unlocks the Party Man Profile Icon
  • Construct a Wonder in any Standard or Multiplayer Game: Unlocks the classic Wololo sound for Monk conversions

All Profile Icons and the Photon Man unit skin will be yours to keep once the event ends, all you need to do is unlock them before March 12th!


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Discuss of 30 comments

  • primordan March 24, 2020

    I don`t have Legion Skin but i got Party Man... that does make no sense. Someone tried to ask support for the missing / gone skins?

  • primordan March 24, 2020
  • player625617672 March 16, 2020

    They said that the profile icons and the cheat code are the ones you keep the skins however you don't. Why did i go through all the challenges for if i don't get the skins,Ui, and the monk sounds?

  • m1ke March 15, 2020

    Yep, same thing. All my achievement skins + UI simply disappeared from the mod menu.

  • joan23x March 14, 2020

    I unlocked all the skins, but they disappeared. Is that normal? Can I get them back from Microsoft or forgotten empires without downloading a mod created by another user?

    • player625617672 March 15, 2020

      Same i just got on and all of my skins and the monk sound is completely gone.

    • aaryn-gend March 15, 2020

      That's what we all wonder!

  • aaryn-gend March 14, 2020

    I had the Legion Skin under Mods after unlocking it, but today I logged in again and it was suddenly gone??

  • rynexwon March 12, 2020

    bug fix first!!

    everyone can't get photon man!!

  • cnc123 March 11, 2020

    I did all the things you've mentioned. Got achievement as well. However none of the rewards appear. Can't see avatar, no skin, cheat doesn't work. Any suggestion?
    (Have both AOEDE and AOE2DE. winstore version)

  • oc-simon882 March 10, 2020

    Bonjours, je vient vers vous suite a un probleme avec le trophée 21 century.

    J ai AOE 1 definitive edition acheter sur le windows store. Le haut fait etait deja debloquer avant l event.

    Et AOE 2 definitive edition je l ai acheter sur steam.

    Et le cadeau reste bloquer. J ai reinstaller age of 1 mais rien y fait.

    J aimerais vraiment pouvoir debloquer le photons man sur ao2 pour le fun et la nostalgie aussi.
    J ai fait les tours du forum mais je ne trouve rien. Quelqu un a une idée ?

    Et si non y aura t il un bug fix pour ceux qui on bien le hautfait debloquer dans les temps ou durant l event vu que c est un probleme recurant apparament.

    Merci de vos réponses

  • neocyberlaw March 10, 2020

    Why event so stupid, i need to wait 24 hours for next step, it's really stupid((
    I can do everything in 1 day but i'll not finish it cause now i'am on 3rd step and need 3 more days, event will be finished in 2 days.

    • pounish March 11, 2020

      yeah me too, any news on this?

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