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Patch 2.3 is a patch in Age of Empires II: HD Edition, released on April 30, 2013. It addresses a variety of bug fixes and improvements. The next patch was 2.5, skipping of a 2.4 version.

New Options[]

  • Object Shadows Anti-aliasing (Enabled by default in builds prior to 2.2 for the improved shadows). Disabling may help improve performance & allow for expanded GPU support with some older Shader model versions.
  • Enable VSYNC option (can help reduce load on higher end GPUs)
  • Clamp mouse to window when in foreground
  • Quick match speed default to normal but can be changed to fast
  • Display mode options from main menu: Windowed, Fullscreen, Fullscreen Desktop (for multi-monitor)
    • Fullscreen desktop requires monitors to have matching vertical resolutions. Mismatched resolutions resulted in truncated UI and was disabled. You can still drag the game in windowed mode across multiple monitors.

Gameplay Modification[]

  • Added nine additional grouping hotkeys and made group creation / selection keys modifiable.
    • After getting the patch you may be forced to re-create your hotkey file.
    • Group hotkeys can be changed by accessing options → Hotkeys → Game Commands.
    • Group Selection hotkeys cannot be modified by alt or shift keys, as these keys have special meaning in game (e.g. alt + group selection key = select and center on)
  • If multiple buildings of the same type are selected, unit training will sequentially be divided amongst buildings (Multiple building unit queues)

Bugfixes[]

  • Missing grey background behind some tooltip text resolved (to improve text clarity)
  • Localization fixes
    • Unlocalized Launcher Buttons
    • Missing campaign text
    • Unlocalized Russian UI
    • Additional various localization fixes
  • Additional Achievement fixes
  • Trebuchet attack range fixes
  • Various campaign crashes due to string length overflows
  • Game 'win' counter should increment correctly
  • Quickmatch Map Size properly filters based on map size chosen
  • Performance warning typo fixes
  • Fixed AI files not being unpacked properly from workshop mods
  • Fixed workshop downloading only one update per launch of the game

Other[]

  • When getting booted from the game, you will return to the main menu. This is by design due to the gameflow and how the title processes game information.
  • Gameplay version changed to 2.3
  • Matchmaking settings changed to the 'widest' setting permitted by Steam's system.
    • Users may see different game lists for several reasons including:
      • User location (the system should return games that present a better play experience first)
      • Game legitimacy
      • Steam account standing
      • Filters
    • Please note when joining games that high pings may result in poor gameplay experiences.
Patches/Updates/Hotfixes
Age of Empires
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires 1.0a · 1.0b · 1.0c
RomeIcon The Rise of Rome 1.0a
Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition Release · CU3 · CU4 · CU5 · CU6 · CU7 · U8 · U9 · U10 · U11 · Update 28529 · Update 34483 · Update 35199 · Update 38862 · Update 46777 · Update 100.2.31845.0 | Summary
AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome Update 83607 · Hotfix 85208 · Hotfix 85614 · Update 87863 · Update 93001 · Hotfix 93870 · Update 95810 · Update 99311 · Update 107882 · Update 108769 · Hotfix 109739 · Update 111772 · Hotfix 113358
Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of Kings 2.0a [backport of patch 1.0 for The Conquerors]
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors 1.0 (launch) · 1.0b · 1.0c
Aoe2 hb HD Edition 2.1 · 2.2 · 2.3 · 2.5 · 2.6 · 2.7 · 2.8
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten 3.0 · 3.1 · 3.2 · 3.3 · 3.4 · 3.5 · 3.6 · 3.6a · 3.7 · 3.8 · 3.9 · 4.0 · 4.1 · 4.2 · 4.3
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms 4.4 · 4.5 · 4.6 · 4.7 · 4.8 · 4.9
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas 5.0 · 5.1 · 5.3 · 5.4 · 5.5 · 5.6 · 5.7 · 5.8
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last Khans Update 32708 · 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 Lords of the West Update 44725 · Hotfix 44834 · Hotfix 45185 · Update 46295 · Update 47820 · Update 50292 · Hotfix 50700
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes Update 51737 · Hotfix 53347 · Update 54480 · Update 56005 · Update 58259 · Update 59165
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India Update 61321 · Update 62085 · Update 63482 · Hotfix 63581 · Update 66692 · Hotfix 71094 · Update 73855 · Update 75350 · Update 77209 · Update 78174 · Hotfix 78757 · Update 81058 · Hotfix 82587
AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome Update 83607 · Hotfix 85208 · Hotfix 85614 · Update 87863 · Update 90260 · Update 93001 · Hotfix 93870
AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals Update 95810 · Hotfix 96976 · Update 99311 · Hotfix 99404 · Update 104954
Aoe2 hb Victors and Vanquished Update 107882 · Update 108769 · Hotfix 109739 · Update 111772 · Hotfix 113358 · Hotfix 114480 · Update 117204 · Update 118476
Age of Mythology
Aom original icon Windows 1.01 · 1.02 · 1.03 · 1.04 · 1.05 · 1.06 · 1.07 · 1.08 · 1.09 · 1.10
Aom original icon Mac 1.0.1 · 2.0 · 2.01
AoM The Titans icon The Titans 1.01 · 1.02 · 1.03
AoM Extended icon Extended Edition 1.5 · 1.6 · 1.7 · 1.8 · 1.9 · 1.10 · 1.11 · 1.12
AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon 2.0 · 2.1 · 2.2 · 2.3 · 2.4 · 2.5 · 2.6 · 2.7 · 2.8
AoMIcon-Retold Retold Release
Age of Empires III
3Icon48px Age of Empires III 1.01 · 1.02 · 1.03 · 1.04 · 1.05 · 1.06 · 1.07 · 1.08 · 1.09 · 1.10 · 1.11 · 1.12 · 1.13 · 1.14
3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs 1.01 · 1.02 · 1.03 · 1.04 · 1.05 · 1.06
3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties 1.01 · 1.02 · 1.03
Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition Update 3552 · Hotfix 4087 · Update 5208 · Update 6159 · Hotfix 6847 · Update 9476 · Update 10807 · Update 13088 · Update 14825 · Update 18493 · Update 20322 · Update 23511 · Hotfix 24632 · Update 26865 · Hotfix 27330 · Hotfix 27812 · Update 29715 · Hotfix 30181
Age3DE Icon 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
Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean Update 13.9057 · Update 13.10442 · Update 13.12327 · Update 13.18214 · Update 13.27885 · Hotfix 13.29366 · Hotfix 13.29985 · Update 13.38085 · Update 13.58326 · Update 14.3853 · Update 14.43676 · Update 15.30007 · Patch 15.30007 · Update 15.59076
GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV
Release Patch 7989 · Update 8324 · Patch 9369 · Patch 10257 · Patch 11009 · Patch 11963
Season One Season One Update · Patch 12973 · Patch 14681 · Patch 15965
Season Two Season Two Update 17718 · Patch 20249 · Patch 23349
Season Three Update 24916 · Patch 5.1.148 · Patch 5.1.148.1 · Patch 5.2.131
Season Four Update 6.0.878 · Patch 6.1.130
Season Five Update 7.0.5861 · Hotfix 7.0.5976 · Hotfix 7.0.6026 · Patch 7.1.113
Xbox release Update 8.0.185 · Patch 8.1.276 · Patch 8.2.218
Season Six Update 9.1.176 · Patch 9.1.370 · Patch 9.2.628
Season Seven Update 10.0.576 · Patch 10.1.48
Season Eight Update 11.0.782
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