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Age of Empires 3 (AOE3) Update 13.9057 Patch Notes

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Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition (AOE3) update 13.9057 is now available to download on PC (Steam). According to AOE 3 patch notes, the latest added 2 new civilizations, 2 new game modes, 31 state challenges and more. Apart from this, Age of Empires 3 (AOE3) patch 13.9057 also includes 30 new European maps and 9 new Royal houses.

Previously, a big update was released which Lunar New Year 2022 Event to the game. Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing several issues while playing the game.

Today’s Age of Empires 3 patch will fix a few of these issues.

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AOE3 May 26 Update Patch Notes

New

  • 2 New Civilizations
    • Italy
    • Malta
  • 2 New Game Modes:
    • Tycoon Mode
    • Diplomacy Mode
  • 31 State challenges for Italy & Malta event
    • 23 new Profiles Icons
    • 8 new Explorer skins
  • 25 Achievements
  • 30 new European Maps
  • 9 new Royal Houses, each with unique units & technologies
  • 8 new Historical Maps

Game

Stability & Performance

  • Fixed a rare crash when a player would open a menu after losing their internet connection and reconnecting.
  • Fixed a rare crash where players could crash when adjusting their graphic settings during certain Story Mode missions.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during large multiplayer games after a player temporarily lost connection, then reconnected.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur during a skirmish or multiplayer game on a naval map involving AI players.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in the Deck Builder for some Home Cities when the language was set to German.

Achievements

  • “See My Vest” Achievement can now be completed correctly by all civilizations.

Graphics

  • Fishing Boat: The European and Native American Fishing Boats are now operated by a crew of Villagers (visual update).
  • Trade Ships: Fixed an issue where a trade ship on naval trade routes would not use its proper visuals.

UI

  • Fixed Event Challenge Tracker overlapping with the home city info card.

Gameplay

Fixes

  • Multiple Communication Pings can now be sent after making a selection.
    • Ctrl + Right-click to open the Communication Wheel.
    • Make a selection with Left-click.
    • Hold Alt + Left-click to send the same flare type multiple times.
    • Releasing Alt will reset the flare to the default (Danger).
  • Spectators can no longer open the Ping/Flare Communication Wheel.
  • Fix for text notifications not sending to allies when using Communication Pings.

Civilization Balance

General

UNITS & BUILDINGS
  • Sudanese Dervish: Ranged resistance reduced to 0.2 (from 0.3); now inflicts 0.75x to Skirmisher-type units (down from 1x)
  • Red Sea Wagon: Fixed an issue where Red Sea Wagon could construct Haciendas for non-Mexican civilisations under certain circumstances
TECHNOLOGIES
  • Imperial Age: All Units now train +10% faster upon reaching the Imperial Age (previously a feature of the Immigrants technology).
  • Mediterranean Mercenary Army: Now grants 1 Li’l Bombard, 3 Elmetti and 4 Zouaves (previously shipped 3 Mamelukes, 6 Barbary Corsairs and 4 Stradiots).
  • Warrior (Community Plaza): Hitpoint decay rate doubled whilst nearby an enemy Town Center.
  • Mission Fervor: Cost reduced to 125f 125w (from 200f 200w).
  • Socket Bayonet: Cost reduced to 100w 100c (from 200w 200c).
  • Gang Saw: Research time improved to 20 seconds (from 30).

To celebrate the release of Knights of the Mediterranean the following European TEAM cards have received new names and icons for royal flavor:

  • British TEAM Fast-building Houses ► TEAM House of Tudor
  • Dutch TEAM Cheap Market Improvements ► TEAM House of Nassau
  • French TEAM Early Skirmishers ► TEAM House of Bonaparte
  • German TEAM Teutonic Town Center ► TEAM House of Hohenzollern
  • Ottoman TEAM Cheap Trading Posts ► TEAM House of Osman
  • Portuguese House of Bragança ► TEAM House of Bragança (now a team card!)
  • Russian TEAM Barracks Hitpoints ► TEAM House of Romanov
  • Swedish TEAM Heavy Infantry Hitpoints ► TEAM House of Bernadotte
Further historical references have been applied to the following cards:

 

  • TEAM 1 Monitor ► TEAM Gunboat Diplomacy
  • Aztec TEAM 3 Villagers ► TEAM Calpulli
  • Aztec TEAM Cheap Fishing Boats ► TEAM Texcoco Fishing Boats
  • Chinese TEAM 1 Fuchuan ► TEAM Expeditionary Fuchuan
  • Chinese TEAM 2 Mongol Scouts ► TEAM Ming Mongols
  • Chinese TEAM 3 Fire Junks ► TEAM Burning Sea
  • Chinese TEAM 4 Hand Mortars ► TEAM Wankouchong
  • Chinese TEAM 5 Manchu ► TEAM Imperial Manchu Vanguard
  • Dutch TEAM 3 Envoys (Dutch) ► TEAM Orangists
  • Dutch/Swedish TEAM Recruit Privateers ► TEAM Carribean Privateers
  • French TEAM Cheap Church ► TEAM Louvre
  • French TEAM Improved Native Warriors ► TEAM French Auxiliaries Combat
  • German TEAM Cheap Stables ► TEAM Reichsritter
  • German TEAM Hire Hessians ► TEAM Soldier Trade
  • Inca TEAM 2 Fattened Llamas ► TEAM Festive Llamas
  • Inca TEAM 2 Priestesses ► TEAM Aqllakuna
  • Indian TEAM 4 Urumi ► TEAM Kalari
  • Japanese TEAM 1 Castle Rickshaw ► TEAM Ashikaga Castle
  • Japanese TEAM 2 Castle Rickshaws ► TEAM Azuchi Momoyama Castles
  • Japanese TEAM 3 Fishing Boats ► TEAM Sushi
  • Japanese TEAM Cheap Unit Upgrades ► TEAM Sengoku
  • Ottoman TEAM 4 Spahis ► TEAM Rumeliots
  • Portuguese TEAM Early Dragoons ► TEAM Order of Aviz
  • Russian TEAM 8 Spies ► TEAM Time of Troubles
  • Russian TEAM Cavalry Scouts ► TEAM Kamchatka Expeditions
  • Russian TEAM Cheap Priests ► TEAM Patriarchy
  • Spanish TEAM Archaic Soldier Training ► TEAM Hidalgos
  • Spanish TEAM Cheap Barracks ► TEAM Spanish Road
  • Spanish TEAM Explorer Combat ► TEAM Destreza
  • Swedish TEAM 1 Torp ► TEAM New Sweden

 

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Aztec

TECHNOLOGIES & CARDS
  • TEAM Texcoco Fishing Boats: Now also properly affects African Fishing Canoes.

British

TECHNOLOGIES & CARDS
  • Terraced Houses: The card previously known as Estates has been renamed to avoid confusion with the Estate building. The card icon has also been updated

Ethiopians

TECHNOLOGIES & CARDS
  • Prize Bull (II): Big Benny is now worth 700 food, but can fatten to 900.

Inca

UNITS AND BUILDINGS:
  • Stronghold & Kallanka: Units attempting to garrison must now wait 3 seconds before being able to do so.

Ottomans

TECHNOLOGIES & CARDS:
  • Ottoman Mercenary Army: The card previously called Mediterranean Mercenary Army shipping 3 Mamelukes, 6 Barbary Corsairs and 4 Stradiots is now exclusive to the Ottomans as Ottoman Mercenary Army.

Portuguese

TECHNOLOGIES & CARDS:
  • House of Bragança: This is now a team card called TEAM House of Bragança. The card icon has also been updated.

Spanish

UNITS AND BUILDINGS:
  • Lancer: Train time corrected to 40 seconds (fixed a bug where they took 66 seconds).
CARDS:
  • Spanish Gold (III):Fixed an issue where some cards did not deliver the correct amount of Coin. The card icon has also been updated.

United States

UNITS:
  • Steamer: Can now train Gatling Guns instead of Hussars.

Mexico

REVOLUTIONS:
  • Mayans: Added Food Silos, Native Warriors and Sustainable Agriculture to Mayan Deck.

Random Maps

Map Updates

    • Standard Maps Set:
      • Added Anatolia
      • Added Balkans
      • Added Bohemia
      • Added Courland
      • Added Dnieper Basin
      • Added Finland
      • Added France
      • Added Hungarian Plains
      • Added Pripet Marshes
      • Added Pyrenees
      • Added Saxony
      • Added Scandinavia
      • Added Vistula Basin
      • Added Wallachia
      • Removed Bahia
      • Removed Gold Coast
      • Removed Gran Chaco
      • Removed Highlands
      • Removed Ivory Coast
      • Removed Lake Victoria
      • Removed Niger Delta
      • Removed Siberia
      • Removed Tripolitania
    • Team Maps Set:
      • Added Anatolia
      • Added Balkans
      • Added Bohemia
      • Added Courland
      • Added Danish Strait
      • Added Dnieper Basin
      • Added England
      • Added Finland
      • Added France
      • Added Hungarian Plains
      • Added Ireland
      • Added Low Countries
      • Added Pyrenees
      • Added Saxony
      • Added Scandinavia
      • Added Scotland
      • Added Spain
      • Added Vistula Basin
      • Added Wallachia
      • Removed Bahia
      • Removed Borneo
      • Removed Gold Coast
      • Removed Ivory Coast
      • Removed Lake Victoria
      • Removed Ozarks
      • Removed Painted Desert
      • Removed Punjab
      • Removed Rockies
    • Treaty Maps Set:
      • Added Alps
      • Added Balkans

Map Changes

    • Atlas:
      • Hunts are now permitted to spawn slightly closer to starting towns in the Treaty game mode.
    • Darfur:
      • Fixed an issue where sometimes a players starting berry bushes failed to spawn.
    • Hokkaido:
      • Fixed an issue where sometimes a players starting mine would not spawn.
    • Ozarks:
      • Adjusted the placement of the native settlements for Treaty spawns to ensure both teams have equal opportunity to ally with the local natives during the treaty period.
    • Unknown:
      • Added some new starting wagons, scouts, and techs – all randomly selected and of course… yours to discover!
    • Swahili Coast:
      • Fixed an issue preventing the trade ship from spawning along the trade routes.

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