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When we launched Age of Empires: Definitive Edition last year, we described it as a love letter to the gamers who’ve made this legendary RTS franchise what it is today. Well, it’s our one-year launch anniversary on Feb. 20, so we decided another love letter is in order with a major update to the game!


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Update 8 is currently in the works! It will be released soon, and will  include some of the community’s most-requested features, including automatic farm reseeding, mixed unit queues, dead unit decay, and more! The full patch notes are below!


Without further ado, here are the patch notes that you can expect for Age DE Update 8:



  • Automatic Farm Reseed – New Option in the Granary
  • Mixed unit Queues –  Players can now train different units at the same time from buildings
  • Mixed tech Queues – Players can now queue units and techs at the same time from buildings
  • Added resolution options to full screen mode
  • Fallen units now decay over time

Unit Behavior:

  • Units navigate better when going through narrow paths
  • Improved intercept targeting behavior
  • Ship acceleration removed to improve tasked response times
  • Builders no longer fail to build wall pieces under certain circumstances


  • AI should no longer get stuck in the Stone Age under certain circumstances
  • AI can now hunt Elephants
  • AI Scouts are less prone to killing themselves to hazards
  • AI units pick their targets better
  • General AI build orders/strategies have been updated to be more efficient


  • Fixed various crashes at game end
  • Destroyed buildings disappear much faster


That’s it for now! Remember to follow us on social media at /ageofempires for all the latest updates!

Discuss of 72 comments

  • slickknot850572 May 10, 2019

    me manda al store y ya nose que hacer para jugar.. alguien que le haya pasado lo mismo

    • xtremexploit November 23, 2019

      tienes que bajar el xbox game pass para pc, es una app que se instala en windows 10, de ahi te lo descargas

    • dcardona87 May 12, 2019

      Tenes que bajar el juego en la tienda. Tambien como es pagado. Tenes que tener una tarjeta registrada en la parte de configuraciones de la tienda. Espero que esto te ayude.

  • livingwords April 27, 2019

    I have pretty well completed all the AofE definitive edition. I played all the original AofE episodes. Are anymore definitive versions coming, to duplicate the originals?

  • player223316696 April 2, 2019

    Please release age of empires 4

  • player223316696 April 2, 2019

    Please release age of empires 4 this year

  • caesarehab March 28, 2019

    Please fix the AI it's playing really in a weird way.

  • perturbedcurve8 March 28, 2019

    In a custom scenario, AI's don't build docks as much as I would expect, and not much intelligent.

  • perseus-1207 March 25, 2019

    Although all the new features are great the AI is ruined after this update..

    Me and a friend of mine often play against the AI and we used to enjoy it. Though after this latest update we can’t get the AI to be good.. Easiest, easy, standard, hard or hardest it doesn’t mater the AI does about nothing. They get to the tool age quickly but that’s about it. We’ve upgraded to post-ironage have about 100 soldiers and 100 villagers and they have about 6-8 villagers and sometimes a slinger or axemen. They build more farms then they have villagers, build the farms half a screen away from their granary or town center and don’t farm on it etc.

    PLEASE!! get this fixed it totally ruins the game. There is no joy in winning if there is no challenge.

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  • vijeetgv March 20, 2019

    When is it coming?

    • chesqin March 21, 2019

      It has been updated already. :)

  • vijeetgv March 16, 2019

    Automatic Farm Reseed & Mixed unit Queues would be great.


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