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Age of Empires IV is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the fourth main title in the Age of Empires series and runs on a new iteration of Relic's Essence Engine.[1] Mikolai Stroinski composed the soundtrack.

Like Age of Empires II, the game is set in the post-classical period, featuring an earlier starting medieval era that ends towards the "edge" of the renaissance period.[2]

Announced on August 21, 2017, it released on October 28, 2021. At the X019 event, in-engine gameplay footage along with the English and Mongol civilizations were revealed on November 14, 2019.[3]


  • Activated unit abilities
  • Asymmetric civilization design
  • Automatically generated paths and roads
  • Grid-based building placement
  • Fire mechanic for wood building destruction
  • Landmark buildings for Age advancement
  • Silent Forest ambushes
  • Stone walls immune to non-siege attacks
  • Unit combat and movement on walls
  • Unit line of sight (LOS) and movement limited by obstructions (e.g. forests)
  • Unlimited unit selection cap


The game includes four single-player campaigns, each covering the events of a historical period from the perspective of a particular civilization and accompanied by documentary-style narration and cinematics:

The campaigns are themselves broken down into grouped scenarios.


Age of Empires IV launched with eight civilizations:


Win Conditions[]


  • Gold Vein (Gold Source)
  • Stone Outcropping (Stone Source)
  • Tree (Wood Source)

Food Sources

  • Sheep
  • Boar
  • Deer
  • Berry Bush
  • Farm (Food Source - Building)
  • Fish


Main page: Units (Age of Empires IV)


Main page: Buildings (Age of Empires IV)


Main page: Technology (Age of Empires IV)


Masteries are a series of tasks that can be completed which can unlock certain cosmetic items that can be displayed to other players in online games. Such items include portraits and coat of arms which are displayed in matchmaking lobbies, and monuments which are displayed in the player's Town Centers during the game.

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