What you need to know
- Age of Empires 2 is a legendary real-time strategy game that originally released back in 2019.
- Today, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition keeps the original title alive with updated visuals, all-new content, and so much more.
- On Tuesday, the game got another update with two new co-op campaigns, a co-op event with exclusive rewards, and dozens of fixes and improvements.
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition combines the best of the original RTS game with 20 years of improvements across visuals, gameplay, and more. The title continues to evolve regularly with new content, with another update in the process of rolling out to players today.
The latest Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition update features a plethora of quality-of-life improvements, bug fixes, map balancing and tweaks, and even brand-new content. Highlights of the release include two new co-op campaigns, a co-op event running until Feb. 14, 2022 with exclusive rewards and challenges, and Custom Lobby Ranked Deathmatches.
The latest AoE 2 update is now available for anyone playing through Steam, the Microsoft Store, and PC Game Pass.
The revival of Age of Empires 2 by Xbox Game Studios is indubitably one of the best PC games you can play, especially for real-time strategy fans. Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is still getting fresh support to this day, even with the release and availability of its excellent successor, Age of Empires 4.
Age of Empires 2 is one of the best RTS games of all time, and the Definitive Edition is the best version of it yet. Continually updated with new improvements and content, AoE 2 is a must-play for RTS fans.
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