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Hotfix 39346 is a patch in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals, released on August 9, 2021.

Performance & Stability[]

  • Fixed a crash when using a Griot to empower a building or unit when the language is set to Portuguese-Brazilian, Spanish or Turkish.
  • Fixed a D3D11 crash where, due to a camel going slightly off the map (Mostly Atlas and Triopolitania), its footprint decal wasn't generated correctly causing Error Code -2147024809.

Gameplay[]

  • Fixed an issue where units carrying out a move command would malfunction if the Explorer was stopped mid-order to train something
  • Fixed the issue where Griots could not garrison inside buildings or ships.
  • Fixed several "find building" hotkeys for Hausa/Ethiopians that didn't work.
  • Fixed an issue where Berber Nomads could sometimes still be sent from the Home City, even when it goes over Villager build limit.

Multiplayer[]

  • Fixed the AI difficulty not working in Multiplayer games.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not join ranked lobbies together if one of them had previously left a lobby while it was searching for opponents.

UI[]

  • Fixed some leader-board displays swapping Treaty and Deathmatch results.
  • Fixed a large number of missing localized strings.
  • Hid the "Go to Store" button on the main menu if the current DLC is already purchased.
  • Hotkey Customization had a duplicate for Cannoneer and Multiple Cannoneer.
  • Emir and Ras Chaos ability will no longer appear in the global notifications.
  • Home City Cards no longer accept age values greater than 3 (Industrial Age).

Misc[]

Art[]

  • Fixed the buildings not being displayed in the Home City for The Era of the Princes Historical Battle.
  • The Ottoman building, Hagia Sophia, now displays it's alternate color schemes.

Balance[]

General[]

  • Fields: Now allow 3 gatherers (up from 2). Cost increased to 50w (from 40w). Build time increased to 60 seconds (from 50), Late game: After the pre-Imperial Granary upgrades are researched, African Villagers now gather coin at a comparable speed to those tasked to Estates or Rice Paddies.
  • Desert Raider (Outlaw): Siege damage reduced to 15 (from 20). Train time increased to 34 seconds (from 20). Cost increased to 130c, 50f (from 100c, 50f).
  • Berber Nomad unit now deals damage against huntable animals after Royal Hunters is researched.
  • Loyal Warriors properly causes both influence and coin costs to be lowered by -15%, instead of -30%, when applied alongside with Yemeni Relations.
    • Ethiopian Arab Allegiance "Yemeni Relations" functions improperly when mercenary discount upgrades / cards have been researched / sent.

Ethiopians[]

  • Sebastopol Mortar: Hit points reduced to 475 (from 500). Rate of Fire increased to every 8 seconds (from 6) for all attacks. Line of Sight reduced to 30 (from 42). Solid Shot and Explosive Shot range reduced to 28 (from 30); now increases by +2 upon reaching the Industrial Age. Siege attack range reduced to 28 (from 40); now increases by +6 upon reaching the Industrial and Imperial Ages. Upon reaching the Industrial Age: No longer gains 25% attack and hit points; instead gains 25% more splash area damage. Cost improved to 1,000 Influence (from 1,100).
  • Jesuit Influence (II): Moved to the Commerce Age (from Exploration Age).

Hausa[]

  • Hand Cavalry Hitpoints (II): can now be included in decks.
  • Hand Cavalry Damage (II): can now be included in decks.
  • Fulani Archer Combat (III): can now be included in decks.
  • Durbar Parade (III): Fixed an issue where the splash damage granted to Lifidi Knights and Raiders could damage unintended targets.
  • Free Cattle: The free Sanga Cattle with each shipment granted by the Hausa civilization bonus now respects Build Limits.
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The African Royals Update 38254  · Hotfix 39346  · Update 43871  · Update 47581  · Update 50830  · Update 54545  · Update 56860  · Update 61213  · Update 13.690  · Update 13.4412
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