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Hotfix 43210 is a patch in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, released on November 24, 2020.

Game[]

Stability and performance[]

  • Implemented fixes for the situation where a player experiencing a performance spike in later stages of the game would cause degradation in animation smoothness for the remainder of the match. Note that this does not fix all lag issues everywhere: as individual PC performance, match settings (i.e. high pop, high participant games), and the random turmoil of internet gremlins can still have an adverse affect on the playability of the game.
  • The game will no longer crash if the ranked queue pops while viewing the tech tree.
  • Likewise, the game will no longer black-screen if a match drops or fails to connect while viewing the tech tree.
  • The game UI no longer freezes when the "Failed to Join Match" modal pops while the Select Civilization menu is open.
  • The game UI no longer freezes when the the UGC warning appears while the Select Civilization menu is open.
  • Fixed an issue which could cause the game to hard-lock when a player disconnected on the victory or defeat screen.
  • Fixed an uncommon crash when queuing to join a Battle Royale Quick Play game.
  • Implemented several additional fixes for uncommon crashes.

UI[]

  • Added the new Battle Royale option to the Game Mode filter in the Lobby Browser.
  • Halved the animation time of the new UI windows and confirmation prompts within the game.
  • Unique Unit icons have been added to each civilization on the Select Civilization screen playing in non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue where using the arrow keys or tab to cycle through the Select Civilization menu would fail to update the details of the currently-selected civilization.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Lobby Full" popup would constantly reappear after inviting a user to a lobby that subsequently fills.
  • Fixed an issue which could prevent a player's selected civilization from showing up on the match loading screen.

Settings[]

  • Added menu narration to the tooltip text for each civilization on the Select Civilization screen.
  • Added menu narration to the new Quick Play screen elements.
  • Added menu narration to the Respond buttons in the Pending Invitations modal.
  • Added menu narration to the Accept and Decline buttons in the Clan Requests menu.
  • Added menu narration to the Close (X) button on the Yes/No dialogue that appears when exiting the queue.
  • The narrator now reads the title and tooltips of the Settings Cog, Invites, and Profile UI elements on the home screen.

Gameplay[]

  • Monks can no longer be used to cheat death in the Battle Royale game mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the object named "Invisible object that keeps player alive" would, contrary to its purpose, slowly inflict death upon nearby player units and buildings. This affected a number of custom maps and scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug where attempting to remove a technology from the global queue would result in units being removed instead.

Campaign[]

The Art of War[]

  • In timed scenarios, the bronze medal timer is now properly displayed when the silver medal timer expires.

Civilization balance[]

Burmese[]

  • Arambai: The increased reload time added in the November Update now only applies to non-elite Arambai, as intended. So, the reload time of Elite Arambai is 2.0 and 2.2 for non-elite Arambai.

Lobbies and matchmaking[]

  • Fixed an issue which could prevent game invitations from displaying properly for the receiving user.
  • Restored games will now populate the invite list with the players that were in the original game rather than the full list of players who cannot join the game.
  • Advanced game settings will no longer be displayed and configurable in Restored Game lobbies.

Localization[]

  • Added the missing translation text for an objective in The Falcon's Nest (Pachacuti 4) scenario.
  • Spanish (ES-ES, ES-MX): Corrected several percentage numbers which displayed the incorrect values when using the Spanish or Latin American Spanish languages.
  • French (FR-FR): Updated the description of the Saracen archer bonus to clarify that it affects only archers, not cavalry archers.
  • German (DE-DE): Updated the Magyar civilization description to clarify that a Blacksmith is not needed to benefit from the free Forging, Iron Casting, and Blast Furnace technologies.

Modding[]

  • SHIFT+Clicking the Priority Up and Priority Down buttons will now, once again, allow players to quickly prioritize the selected mods as the highest and lowest priority, respectively.
Patches/Updates/Hotfixes
Age of Empires
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Age of Empires II
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AoEIIDE icon.png Definitive Edition Definitive Edition (launch)  · Update 32911  · Update 33059  · Update 33164  · Update 33315  · Update 34055  · Hotfix 34223  · Hotfix 34397  · Update 34699  · Hotfix 34793  · Hotfix 35209  · Update 35584  · Update 36202  · Update 36906  · Update 37650  · Hotfix 37906  · Update 39284  · Hotfix 39515  · Update 40220  · Update 40874  · Update 41855  · Update 42848  · Hotfix 43210
AoE2Icon-LordsWest.png Lords of the West Update 44725  · Hotfix 44834  · Hotfix 45185  · Update 46295  · Update 47820  · Update 50292  · Hotfix 50700
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AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia.png Dynasties of India Update 61321  · Update 62085  · Update 63482  · Hotfix 63581
Age of Mythology
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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
Knights of the Mediterranean Update 13.9057  · Update 13.10442  · Update 13.12327
Age of Empires IV
Age of Empires IV Patch 7989  · Update 8324  · Update 9369  · Patch 10257  · Patch 11009  · Patch 11963  · Season One Update  · Patch 14681  · Patch 15965
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