Age of Empires announces new content to celebrate anniversary

Age of Empires revealed a free update is coming October 25th to players. The Anniversary Update will include two new civilizations, as well as new maps and achievements. The franchise is also celebrating 25 years of Age of Empires with an online event. No details of the event are known yet, but more information will be announced soon. October looks to be an exciting month for players of the long running series. You can check out more information on the announcement below:

This week at gamescom, Age of Empires announced two new civilizations coming to Age of Empires IV this October as part of the upcoming Anniversary Update – which marks not just the one-year anniversary of Age of Empires IV, but also celebrates 25 years of the Age of Empires franchise.

Let’s recap everything we talked about this week:

  • Age of Empires IV Anniversary Update Releasing October 25: In addition to the two new civilizations added to the game – the Ottomans and Malians – the free Anniversary Update will also include new maps, Achievements and Masteries, and more. While you will need to own the base game to play, the update and its contents are completely free! The full details and trailer for the new civilizations can be found here on
  • Join us for a Celebration of 25 Years of Age of Empires: On October 25, the team will celebrate this special anniversary of Age with all-new announcements with an online, global event. More details to come soon.
  • September Player Update Preview (PUP): Next month, you will have the chance to get an early hands-on experience with the Ottomans and Malians as part of the next Public Update Preview (PUP). Sign up at

For even more Age of Empires news, please visit and stay tuned to @AgeofEmpires on Twitter.

Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for all your video games and tech news!

Noah is the resident weeb who spends most of his time gaming and watching anime. His goal is to expand his skills while meeting new people. You have probably seen him feeding the other team kills in Overwatch Comp or speculating Star Wars and One Piece. Follow him on twitter @RigsbyNoah.

See below for our list of partners and affiliates:


To Top