With the Lunar New Year quickly approaching, we’re celebrating the occasion in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition! This month, we’ve prepared a stunning selection of beautiful and celebratory-themed rewards for you to unlock and enjoy. Plus we’ve added an extra explosive new challenge—the Bombard Brawl—in which to compete against your friends!

All of these rewards are yours to collect and enjoy as a part of the LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL!

  • Unlock and collect all six new Profile Icons!
  • Take command of the Ottoman army in the new Bombard Brawl Challenge!

New Rewards!

Starting TODAY through February 15th, 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 Xbox Ox 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 on the Silk Road Map.
🏆 Unlock the Citizen in Cheongsam Traditional Clothing profile icon.
DAY 2 🔒 Get 50 artillery kills as the Chinese.
🏆 Unlocks the Hand mortar Jammed with Fireworks profile icon.
DAY 3 🔒 Perform 10 Anchor Fist with Lao Chen in Asian Dynasty Campaign
🏆 Unlocks the Lao Chen with Gift Basket profile icon. 
DAY 4 🔒 Build all 15 Wonders.
🏆 Unlocks the Iron Flail in Traditional Clothes profile icon.
DAY 5 🔒 Control all Trading Posts on Large Silk Road for 2 Minutes against 3 FFA Standard AI.
🏆 Unlocks the Citizen in Áo dài Traditional Clothing profile icon.

Bombard Brawl Challenge!

We’ve prepared an extra bombastic challenge for the New Year Festival!

  • You’ve been promoted to Commander of the Ottoman forces and must capture the four enemy encampments, before a final siege on the French stronghold!
  • After destroying key enemy structures, indicated by a flag next to the structures of each enemy, you will assume control of the remaining buildings to bolster your armies as they move to the next enemy.
  • Your ultimate goal is to destroy the French Command Post, and gain as many points as you can along the way. An ingame leaderboard will display how you stack up against your in-game Friends’ score.

In addition to the leaderboard, you can unlock two exclusive icons based on your score in the scenario:

Reach a score of 45,000 in Bombard Brawl challenge.
Unlock the Shaolin Monk Bowing profile icon.
Reach a score of 60,000 in Bombard Brawl challenge.
Unlock the Golden Ox profile icon.

Need help increasing your score? Here are some tips from the people behind the scenario:

Bombard Brawl Tips & Tricks
  • You only have 15 minutes to earn the highest score you can; be aggressive!
  • Don’t forget to maintain and build your economy so you can support your front lines.
  • Keep producing military units and pushing forward.
  • Remember to use your Home City shipments to bolster your position on the battlefield!
  • Don’t forget your navy when taking control of the map!
  • Remember to take advantage of your explorer’s strengths!
  • Remember: you can delete units you don’t need anymore…

We hope you enjoy and find plenty of fun in the new Bombard Brawl challenge!

Keep It All!

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

—The Age of Empires Team


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Discuss of 13 comments

  • redcoat16133 February 22, 2021
    Can you update and strengthen China civ?
  • sixgunsamar15m1 February 21, 2021
    What does FFA stand for ?
  • mark-brincat February 20, 2021
    Cant play day 5 the game doesnt start what can i do to play it?
  • noble-cause February 17, 2021
    Not able to complete the 15 wonders challenge, even though I've gotten an achievement for it through xbox. Would be nice to be able to track the status of these challenges (which wonders have already been built for example). It's very fun to do challenges to unlock profile pictures though, keep it up!
  • alex98a-2 February 17, 2021
    Same problem with Day 5... the callenge just doesn't get completed
  • humanannihilator February 16, 2021
    the challenges are supposed to be available until february 22nd but they dont appear to me anymore, why does it happen?
  • sixgunsamar15m1 February 14, 2021
    What are the 15 wonders in AOE III ?
    • klaimax February 15, 2021
      these are the 5 wonders of china, japan and india
  • abdalrahman-dz February 13, 2021
    How to open build all 15 wonders ??
  • matrix3286 February 7, 2021
    DAY 5 🔒 Control all Trading Posts on Large Silk Road for 2 Minutes against 3 FFA Standard AI. The last part of this event have a bug. So i play with 3 FFA Standard AI on the Scenario Silk Road as China and won with the monoply, the 3 FFA Standard AI stay in the game until the timer was finish(haven't kill) But after them the event haven't finish and the icon no come.
    • sok4r February 8, 2021
      Did you use the LARGE Silk Road, or LRG Silk Road, not the "regular" Slik Road? That was the mistake I did and didn't get it. Using the LRG map is required, but not well explained.
  • tenoso February 6, 2021
    At the event the last one doesn't work. did the same and the icon is not activated
    • tenoso February 7, 2021
      It still does not work no matter which nation I take
    • snkoreans February 6, 2021
      I am the same. There was a map bug at the last event, but now there is even an icon bug. Every time the event is released, there's a small bug like this. I think I need to fix the bug as soon as possible.
    • snkoreans February 6, 2021
      저도 마찬가지입니다. 저번 이벤트 때는 지도 버그 있었는데, 이제는 아이콘 버그까지 있네요. 이벤트거 출시되고 나올 때마다 이런 자잘한 버그가 있네요. 하루 속히 빨리 버그 좀 고쳐야 할 듯 싶어요.
    • sok4r February 6, 2021
      Kinda confused of it aswell. How can I play a "large" Silkroad? I set a four players, Sil Road, FFA, Standard AI and won by Trade Monoply, which forces me to hold all the trading posts for five minutes. Thought that was enough, but challenge is still locked.

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