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Tracking is a technology in Age of Empires II that is available at the Barracks upon reaching the Feudal Age. It increases the Line of Sight (LOS) of all infantry units by +2.

In the Definitive Edition, Tracking is removed from the game, and its effects now apply to all civilizations for free upon reaching the Feudal Age.

The following table shows the amount of tiles uncovered per minute (assuming no known tiles are scouted more than once, formula = 130 * speed * LOS radius):[1]

Unit Dark Age Feudal Age
Scout Cavalry 648 1209
Mongol Scout Cavalry 936 1581
Eagle Scout (up to Rise of the Rajas) 858 1122
Eagle Scout (in the Definitive Edition) 726 1122


The Age of Kings[]

  • Tracking costs 75F.

The Forgotten[]

  • Tracking costs 50F.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Tracking is removed from the game. Its effects are instantly granted upon reaching the Feudal Age.


As the Dark Ages passed and barbarian clans became trained armies, military techniques improved. The new armies were better prepared for campaigning and maneuver. One result of these improvements was being less susceptible to surprise and ambush.


  • Unused tech icon.

    An unused 256×256 image of the icon for Tracking exists in the game files, although it's less detailed than the other icons in the game, as it looks like the 36×36 icon from the original game upscaled to a larger image size.