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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Lords of the West is now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store and Steam! Coming January 26th! 👑

It’s November and we have a special birthday to celebrate this month!

On November 14th, 2019, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition released to the world; now you’re invited to join the 1-year anniversary bash, where we’ve prepared a huge pile of birthday-themed presents and profile icons to commemorate the event. All of these goodies are now available as part of the NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARY EVENT!

  • Unlock four new birthday-themed Profile Icons!
  • Unlock a HUGE Birthday Cake Monument for your Town Center!
  • Unlock an exciting Confetti Explosion when buildings research upgrades!
  • Unlock vibrant ‘1’-shaped Firework Explosions for Petards, Flaming Camels, and Demolition Ships.

New Rewards!

Starting TODAY through DECEMBER 1, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to unwrap the pile of birthday presents! The first challenge unlocks a new profile icon and is required to save all of your unlocks:

DAY ~ 🎯 Sign into Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks the Exploding Demolition Ship 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 🔒 Complete a Battle Royale game.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks Town Center Birthday Party Decorations.
🏆 Unlocks the Birthday Cake profile icon.
DAY 2 🔒 Using Quick Play, play an Empire Wars game.
🏆 Unlocks the Impenetrable Huskarl profile icon.
DAY 3 🔒 Survive 15 minutes in a Battle Royale match.
🧱 [Mod] Unlocks ‘1′ shaped Fireworks Explosions for Petards, Flaming Camels, and Demolition Ships.
DAY 4 🔒 Using Quick Play, play a Battle Royale game and place in the Top 4.
🏆 Unlocks the Cuman Party! profile icon.
DAY 5 🔒 Using Quick Play, play any game and advance to the Imperial Age.
🧱 [Mod] “Research Complete” particles replaced with a Confetti Explosion.

Keep It!

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 birthday-themed event!

We hope you enjoy the November Anniversary 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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Discuss of 7 comments

  • softhaddock9796 November 24, 2020
    Just fix this patch, then never touch it again and i will be happy. Get a decent test team guys... This is such an obvious issue, and should never be pushed. (I am talking about the late game disasterous lagg)
  • ufk_paulad November 24, 2020
    Days since this patch and still no fix for ######### #### They could have reverted this patch temporarily but no... Devs prefers to let players lag as hell making the game unplayable.
  • lordcutrocitrus November 21, 2020
    I'm really sad about this update. Are we guys talking about the "definitive" version of Age? No, the game continues to be touched, modified, made worse. I really don't understand why you wrote "Definitive" if it's not definitive. Luckily I didn't buy it. However, they ruined a scenario for me: I created a map with about 800 extremely large triggers; my friend and I worked a few months with several hours behind us. Now it is impossible to play: in a single player it goes jerky, in multi-player it goes even more jerky preventing to play it. In addition, the editor has broken: if you try to move a gay object, the soil becomes all black. Last thing: I don't like the initial menu, I don't understand why you changed the initial game menu when the one before was much friendlier.
    • suave_k4nt0k November 23, 2020
      hola, gracias a dios los creadores no te han respondido, gracias a dios no tenemos a gente como tu en la comunidad, la definición de definitivo busca decisión, resuelve o concluye. que se toma como la ultima versión del juego haciendo alusión a age of empires 2 version normal, y sus expansiones, el juego no esta libre de errores esta claro por eso y hay muchas balances que se le pueden hacer para las civilizaciones, pero eso es lo bueno de esta versión, que no se necesitara nunca más otro juego o expansión comprada para seguir disfrutándolo, respeto tu no gusto por el juego y te invito a no comentar más del mismo y ahorrar tus opiniones, si tienes comentarios destructivos o con la sola intención de tirar para abajo un trabajo no sale rentable. disfruta un videojuego de tu agrado y disfruta.
  • extramibli November 21, 2020
    Where do I find the Historic Battles now?
  • foxxdiiee November 19, 2020
    Hello, devs! I made some observations about the L-shape of walls in
  • l3v3nt November 19, 2020
    Great update ! Why don't give you to Turk basic trash unit : pikeman ou Elite Skirmiser ?
  • booogleman November 18, 2020
    I can't find replay (saved games) from the menu. Where is it?
    • zenzzyzx November 18, 2020
      Try Single Player, Load Game, and Replay tab at top left.