Hearing that Age Of Empires 4 is getting a second season of assist is a bit like discovering out an previous good friend from faculty who struggled for some time is lastly doing nicely for themselves. Good on you, decent-ish sequel to a number of real-time technique classics, for including extra multiplayer options, marketing campaign unlocks and high quality of life enhancements. Check out what’s coming in season two of AOE4 in the trailer under.
Today kicks off the second season with the Age Of Discovery occasion. There’s a good few time-limited duties to full that unlock profile portraits and coats of arms if you happen to handle them. I like the scarlet macaw, so I’ll have to progress by way of each Age in a multiplayer match to nab that one. Ranked seasons are again too, with sea-monster themed rewards to boot, however you’ll have to wait till July 14th for the ladder to be reset for that. There’s a brand new map referred to as The Pit to check out too, which has a central valley occupied by a sacred website that’s surrounded by stealth woods.
D’you see the marvellous shade of regal purple on the sails of these ships above although? They’ve lastly added in a participant color picker. I do know it doesn’t look like a lot, but it surely’s made me vaguely happier today to know that’s in there now. All marketing campaign missions have been unlocked from the begin of the recreation too, so you possibly can dig into them nevertheless you see match if you happen to’re simply selecting up AOE4 for the first time. Another plus for the recreation, I really feel.
Hotkeys at the moment are absolutely remappable, and it can save you these as useful profiles to change between. Devs Relic and World’s Edge have included a multiplayer map desire system too, so you possibly can thumbs down whichever you’re not that eager on. Oh, and now there’s a panoramic digicam setting that the vertiginous amongst you may want to keep away from – I can see all my homes from up right here.
Sin thought the newest in the long-running technique collection was compelling in her Age Of Empires IV assessment. “I do not really feel very strongly about Age Of Empires. That would possibly sound damning, however I’m somebody with no explicit stake in the collection, maybe even barely biased towards it,” she stated. “Yet I’ve by no means needed to cease enjoying AoE 4 all week. It may not be an enormous step ahead, but it surely’s a certain step in a style whose comeback is lengthy overdue, and it doesn’t seem to have ambitions past that.”
Age Of Empires 4 is accessible on Steam and the Microsoft Store for £50/$60/€60. It’s additionally included in Game Pass for PC. You can see the full patch notes for the season two update at the Age Of Empires weblog right here.