Come one, come all! The Greatest Medieval Technologies Event is here to spotlight some of the most intimidating inventions in human history! From the evolution of siege technology to the advent of the crossbow, gunpowder, and the defensive gear used to protect against these new technologies, we’re taking a closer look at the instruments of war that helped define (and redefine) the battlefields of their time.

This month, you can play and complete challenges in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition to permanently unlock new icons, never before seen cheat codes, and cosmetics celebrating the greatest medieval technologies!

Today through May 13, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit, and you can score a trebuchet-package of rewards, including:

  • Three new Profile Icons!
  • Two new Cheat Codes!
  • Three exclusive visual mods!
  • New Medieval Menu Background during the event!

Here’s the full list of game tasks and exclusives you can unlock during the Greatest Medieval Technologies Event:

🎯 Sign into Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks the Crossbow profile icon.

🎯 Train three Arbalesters in a single game.
🏆 Unlocks the ‘Going Above and Beyond’ cheat code.

🎯 Research the Chain Mail technology.
🏆 Unlocks the Golden Bombard Cannon profile icon and the ‘larger Onagers projectiles’ mod.

🎯 Train three Fast Fire Ships in a single game.
🏆 Unlocks the ‘gold skin for Bombard Cannon’ mod.

🎯 Train three Bombard Cannons in a single game.
🏆 Unlocks the Hand Cannon profile icon and the ‘tracer effects for gunpowder units’ mod.

🎯 Destroy an enemy Castle with a Trebuchet.
🏆 Unlocks the ‘Tech Tech One Two Free’ cheat code.

On top of that, if you sign in to Xbox Live during the Event, you’ll get to keep all of the cheat codes, mods and profile icons you’ve unlocked!

Good luck sieging the castle!

—The Age of Empires Team

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  • hereticsabre-2 May 28, 2020

    So something the community could access through mods is locked behind an achievement they can no longer achieve and also the mods don't work?
    I only realized I had to do achievements the day the event ended. It was awesome playing around with it, but now I'm frustrated every time I look at AoE II: DE in my library.

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    • hereticsabre May 28, 2020

      Nevermind, I figured out how these mods work. I'm sorry, please be patient with me. =)

  • santhanu6 May 28, 2020

    The final countdown and masterpiece achievements are not working...

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  • kafunfo May 27, 2020

    I have successfully completed the challenges and played a few times with the skins such as golden bombard cannons, but now all these mods disappeared completely. I only have some flowers explosions and that's it...

    How can I retreave them back?

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  • jazzy May 16, 2020

    I didn't even hear about this event until the day it was ending - will I never be able to get the mods and cheats?
    Icons and other aesthetics I understand, but missing out on content? I've been wanting to mess around with the 256x mod but it crashes every single time I try it; this would've been nice...

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  • thegogudude May 13, 2020

    Yeah.. So I played yesterday and today and it seems that I will not be able to complete all of them (really wanted the tracer effects) because of the timer between them that doesn't care if you play in the last two days, or last day. I've to wait 22H for the next one before the last in the last day. That is not a very wise implementation. We should be able to finish this also in the last day, no matter that you have to play all day, it is up to you that. Too bad. :-(

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    • darkillermon May 13, 2020

      I'm facing the same problem. I just played land maps at ranked maps and forgot to play some land map in a standard game to train some fast fire ships. Now, I have to wait 22 hours to do the last challenge...

  • cicada02 May 12, 2020

    What if I don't complete all of the challenges before the event ends? Will I not be able to get that final cheat ever?

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    • deathangel0613 May 14, 2020

      I have the same question...

  • prongedabyss255 May 8, 2020

    Three of the challenges have little lock icons over them and I don't get the rewards when completing them. It's still within the challenge window. Any idea how to unlock?

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    • prongedabyss255 May 9, 2020

      Figured it out... you have to complete the challenges in order and there's a timer between when you finish one and when you can start the next one!

  • noobyl0ser May 7, 2020

    i also have unlocked every event item , but what does the last cheat 'Tech Tech One Two Free' do?

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  • evo-ix-fastest May 6, 2020

    i have unlocked every event, what does the last cheat 'Tech Tech One Two Free' do?

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    • noobyl0ser May 7, 2020

      u sure???

    • evo-ix-fastest May 6, 2020

      found the answer, i think all the tech upgrades are all free.

  • brightpower87 May 4, 2020

    I have done some campaings complete and played online but my stats are full empty, I thing this is because is n beta. but in steem I have played stats

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