Age of Empires simply turned 25 and the most recent game within the sequence, Age of Empires IV, is about to rejoice its first anniversary, so Vancouver’s Relic Leisure is prepping a giant Season 3 update to rejoice. This anniversary-themed content material infusion provides two new civilizations, the Ottomans and Malians, eight maps, ranked group matches, and extra! You may try among the new content material in motion through the Age of Empires IV anniversary livestream, under.

Right here’s a full rundown of all the brand new content material coming to Age of Empires IV subsequent season…

New Civilizations

  • The Ottomans – Within the Ottoman Artwork of Warfare problem, you have to defend your City Heart and stop it from being destroyed by opponents. Use the distinctive options of the Ottomans to construct up their economic system, strengthen their military and hold out in opposition to waves of enemies! Strategizing with the brand new Ottoman models and manufacturing buildings will likely be key to success on this situation. You’ll achieve a medal (Bronze, Silver, Gold) primarily based on how lengthy you’re in a position to survive the enemy waves.
  • The Malians – Within the thrilling new Malian Artwork of Warfare problem, you have to defend your Open Pit Mines from waves of enemy attackers. To achieve success, you have to use the distinctive Malian models to place collectively strikes on the enemy forces and stop destroying your Open Pit Mines! You’ll achieve a medal (Bronze, Silver, Gold) primarily based on how a lot gold your Open Pit Mines can collect earlier than being overrun by the enemy.
  • New Artwork of Warfare Challenges – Finally, Survival Challenges have come to Artwork of Warfare! This launch brings two new single-player “Artwork of Warfare” survival problem missions targeted on the Ottoman and Malian civilizations. Use them to hone your understanding and mastery of the distinctive skills of every civilization.

Introducing Taunts & Cheats!

“The fan-requested options of taunts and cheats make a triumphant return to Age of Empires IV! On this update, you’ll have quite a lot of taunts and cheats to select from. Becoming a member of for the festivities this season is an effective buddy of ours!”

New Maps

We’ve launched 8 new maps on this update! Learn on to study extra about what to anticipate for every new map and the way you’ll have to strategize on this new terrain.

  • Forest Ponds – In Forest Ponds, you’ll discover 4 our bodies of water positioned in every nook of the map, and one massive forest within the heart of the map which is able to restrict maneuverability.
  • Hideout – On this map, whilst you would possibly initially begin in a secure location, you’ll discover you have to rapidly enterprise out of your hideout to safe faraway sources.
  • Mountain Clearing – Take management of the deep mountain clearing – with restricted house and sources, preventing will likely be fierce.
  • Wetlands – Wetlands is an open, flat map, dotted with many small ponds stuffed with shore fish. You’ll have to make use of distinctive methods with the ponds, since there aren’t many gaia animals across the map.
  • Prairie – The open and unforgiving panorama of the Prairie requires speedy growth and leaves everybody open to raids from any course. Shortly construct up your defenses or make the most of your opponents’ lack of them!
  • Waterholes – Conquer the numerous lakes to realize financial benefit and dominate your opponents on foot or horseback on the Waterholes map.
  • Mediterranean – To assist rejoice the twenty fifth Anniversary of the unique Age of Empires, we’re bringing again one of many iconic maps from the Rise of Rome growth: Mediterranean! Mediterranean options a big central lake teeming with fish deposits, two naval commerce posts on opposing shorelines, and two Sacred Websites simply off the seashore on reverse sides of the lake. This map ought to see a mixture of naval and land gameplay.
  • Oasis – We’re additionally bringing again the Oasis map from Age of Empires II! Within the Age of Empires IV model, Oasis nonetheless options the central dense forest with a small lake right within the center, however this time, we’re that includes the map’s solely two Sacred Websites on the shoreline of the lake. Will you be the primary to cut your approach to the oasis and safe the Sacred Websites, or will you crash by means of the forest from an unsuspecting angle to wrest management of the middle out of your opponent?

Season Three Ranked and Leaderboards

“You’ll have the ability to group up with pals or matchmake with different gamers to take part in Ranked Workforce matches composed of 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4. We’ve got Ranked Leaderboards accessible for group video games in addition to 1v1! As soon as Season Three formally begins on October twenty sixth, you’ll have the ability to see the way you stack as much as different gamers within the ranked queues!

Enjoying aggressive video games with your mates is already rewarding, however we’ve bought some further causes to hop into Workforce Ranked! Incomes a Workforce rank will grant you a novel seasonal Monument and Portrait to indicate off the outcomes of your ranked journey. As properly, we’ve re-vamped the Ranked badges themselves to higher replicate the grandeur and status of your earned rank! Your Solo rank is totally distinct out of your Workforce rank. Which means you’ll want to finish your 5 placement matches for every queue.”

Naval Rework

“We’ve beforehand let you realize we’re including some modifications to Naval steadiness reminiscent of enhanced tactical fight, extra explosive battles, reworked steadiness and extra. You’ll now have the ability to try the model new improve paths for the arrow ships, fireplace ships, and springald ships as they’ve attention-grabbing scaling choices within the Fort and Imperial age!”

Waypoint Markers

“On this update, you’ll have the ability to see Gold Waypoint Markers for any time you Move, Blue Waypoint Markers for whenever you do an Motion, and Purple Waypoint Markers anytime you Assault or Patrol! You’ll additionally see a marker for each time you shift-click utilizing any of those choices, so you possibly can see the trail that your unit will comply with. If you choose a complete group, you’ll have the ability to see the group chief’s waypoint markers, so queue up your troops and cause them to victory!”

After all, Age of Empires IV Season 3 will even introduce numerous smaller tweaks and fixes, and provide new rewards. If that’s one thing you could find out about, you possibly can try the complete, unabridged patch notes, right right here.

Age of Empires IV could be performed on PC. Season 3 launches on October 25.

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