Two new civilizations are heading to Age of Empires 4 in a free update scheduled to release on October 25th.
Announced at Gamescom 2022, the Age of Empires 4 Anniversary Update will add the Malians and Ottomans as playable factions. Malians are well suited to quickly outmaneuvering opponents, flanking enemies, and leveraging the element of surprise.
The Ottomans, on the other hand, are a more aggressive group whose powerful siege weaponry is better at frontal attacks. Their ability to gather large formations makes their front lines strong. You will need to maintain the attack to break enemy defenses under the weight of your forces.
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Released last year, Age of Empires 4 rebooted the classic RTS series to much fanfare. The Malians and Ottomans will mark the first new civilizations to be added to the game since launch, bringing the number of playable factions up to 10.
The game is also on Xbox Game Pass, so any subscriber to Microsoft’s subscription platform can check out the anniversary update for free.