Age of Empires Online to release major new patch

It's been over a month since developer Gas Powered Games and publisher Microsoft first launched Age of Empires Online, the free-to-play PC RTS game that's also a revival of the classic game series. Since then there hasn't been much news on the game's current development but a new post this week on the game's official message board reports that a major patch for Age of Empires Online is on its way and should be released by the end of this month.

The big change in the new patch is the addition of Legendary Mode. This will add "dozens of new Legendary rarity items" for players who have reached level 40. It will also add five new quests for those players in Cyprus for players who have completed the game's Twelve Kingdoms sections. The new quests are described as "insanely hard" but details have yet to be announced.

Other changes that will be a part of the big patch include adding more XP and coin rewards for the game's Defense of Crete mode, some changes and additions to the game's Sparta PvP matchmaking, improvements to a large number of quests and being able to access the Gear Hall in all regions, but not in quests.

Microsoft has already announced that it will be adding more paid content to Age of Empires Online in the coming months including two new civilizations, a skirmish mode and more. So far Microsoft has not yet revealed just how many players have registered to play in Age of Empires Online.

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The game is nice! even though i havent played much lately. not like when i was in beta.
its nice to see they bringing fast a nice update! it looks nice.

wish i had Premium but for some reason i dont want to spend in this game, of course after beta it feels a little... limited. but still the game is cool. i would get Premium but there is more important stuff. even saving for guildwars 2 is more important

at least is the best mmorts you can try!

I just did, after reading this article. Downloaded the client (well, the installer actually, since it's small), launched it, downloaded the files and started the game. Played for a few good hours and I actually enjoy it. There's only one thing bugging me: the 5 years it takes to start. I'm growing a damn beard till the game starts. X(

I tried this game before and decided to try it again after reading this post. Its a game that I'd actually be interested in playing, but again the installation fails downloading the files for an online install. I can only assume this is why its not been more popular with people not even being able to install the game.

The website still hasn't been updated, and is a poor excuse for any thing informative about the game other then a few screenshots.

Certainly, for me, it doesn't bode well for the actual game.

Has anyone actually gotten to play it?

sagum said,
I tried this game before and decided to try it again after reading this post. Its a game that I'd actually be interested in playing, but again the installation fails downloading the files for an online install. I can only assume this is why its not been more popular with people not even being able to install the game.

The website still hasn't been updated, and is a poor excuse for any thing informative about the game other then a few screenshots.

Certainly, for me, it doesn't bode well for the actual game.

Has anyone actually gotten to play it?


Yup, and its quite fun. Sounds like a PC problem you need to look in to.

sagum said,
Has anyone actually gotten to play it?

Yep, installed and ran flawlessly for me. Love the game. Although I haven't yet reinstalled since building my new PC earlier this week.

Don't assume that just because you have a PC problem that's causing the installer to fail means that it's affecting a large number of people, because it isn't.