Relic Entertainment is preparing the first major update for Age of Empires 4. The “winter patch” should be available for download in the coming week – a specific date has not yet been given. The same applies to the patch notes, although the developers have already published a preview of the changes. The focus of the update is on more than 100 balancing and bug fixes, as if from one Blog entry on the update emerges.
Over 100 optimizations and bug fixes
The balancing adjustments include, for example, an optimization of the French Hulk ship, which is to be significantly weakened with the winter update. The cavalry, on the other hand, can freshen up: crossbowmen, elite crossbowmen and spearmen are supposed to pose a greater threat with the patch. The Mongols, in turn, adjust “Superior Mobility” to properly apply the speed modifier.
Community wishes in the patch
With the winter update for Age of Empires 4 (buy now € 47.99) the developers also take up the community feedback. On the basis of the player feedback, the player scores can be switched on or off from now on. In addition, Relic complies with the request to be able to look at the map in peace after a game. In the spring of 2022, there will then be the option of switching back and forth between the map and individual statistics. The minimap is also being adapted. With the winter update, the developers want to make the icons smaller and unify the miracle symbol. Relic plans to submit the full patch notes shortly before the update release.
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