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Two rivers cross at the center of the map.
Age of Empires IV description

Confluence is a hybrid random map in Age of Empires IV where two rivers divide the map into four quadrants.

Features[]

The gameplay on Confluence revolves around the four quadrants on on each of the map corners created by the intersecting rivers. Usually, these quadrants are of roughly even size and players on a team are evenly distributed among them. In 1 vs 1, players will spawn on either of the opposing quadrants, in 2 vs 2, one player will spawn on each quadrant, and in 4 vs 4, 2 players will spawn on each quadrant. The unique case is in 3 vs 3, where two players on each team will spawn on opposing quadrants and the third players will spawn on the other opposing quadrants. The two-player quadrant will usually be noticeably larger than the one-player quadrant. Each quadrant is connected to adjacent quadrants by one bridge - near the center of the map - and one section of shallow water - near the edge of the map. Each quadrant contains one Sacred Site and two Relics (regardless of player count) clustered around the center of the map. Two Trade Posts will spawn on opposing quadrants at any point along the river between the map edge and the bridge. This map also features anywhere between a few small patches and a wide cover of Stealth Forest on each quadrant.

Resources[]

Because of the easily blockable bridges and shallows, resources on players' starting quadrants are typically quite safe, and blocking off a neutral quadrant in 1 vs 1 can offer a big advantage in resource control. Each player will usually spawn with the standard two medium and one large Berry Bush patches on their quadrant, although it is also possible for one of the patches to spawn on a neutral or allied quadrant (or sometimes not spawn at all). The 2 Boar in 1 vs 1 will almost always (if not always) spawn on the two neutral quadrants, and in team games will be distributed among the quadrants. In 2 vs 2 and 4 vs 4, which have an odd number of Boar, this will inherently result in one team having an extra boar on their quadrants. In 3 vs 3 and 4 vs 4, Boars may not be distributed evenly among the quadrants; that is, any of the quadrant may spawn with 2 boars each while others have none. Deer packs will spawn in the standard two-per player amount, with at least one of them on their player's quadrant (and in team games usually both). Shoreline Fish all along the rivers can provide a relatively safe source of food, since bridges block the passage of opposing navies. Wood is plentiful, with at least two large circular woodlines per player on their quadrant and additional large woodlines, small woodlines, and stealth forest distributed around the map. Large Gold Mines tend to be grouped around the center of the map near the bridges, with 2/4/4/6 total per team size. Large Stone Outcroppings are more evenly spaced in the quadrants, with 1 per player. In 1 vs 1, large resources may spawn on either a player's or a neutral quadrant, and in team games, they may not be evenly distributed. Each quadrant will have 0-3/3-5/3-7/6-8 Small Gold Mines and Small Stone Outcroppings per quarter depending on team size (~8/14/20/27 total), with at least two of each always being relatively close to each player.

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