Age of Empires was first released on October 15, 1997, which means it will soon turn 25 years old. The silver anniversary is a significant milestone; to honor it, Relic Entertainment is giving away Age of Empires 4 for free on Steam this week. The iconic strategy game also gets two new civilizations – The Ottomans and the Malians.
How to Get Age of Empires 4 for Free on Steam
Age of Empires 4 will include new civilizations in an Anniversary Update scheduled for this October. The free update will consist of the Ottoman and Malian civilizations, which will be available on October 25. As you focus on developing solid economic skills in gold mining and investing, you will be able to lead the mighty Malians of West Africa. Alternatively, you may use the Ottomans, one of history’s strongest empires, and their well-equipped army.
On the other hand, Age of Empires 4 will be available for free for one week. You should visit the Steam page and select “play game” to join in on the fun. The free Age of Empires 4 offer ends on August 28. If you want to continue playing the game, standard and deluxe editions are on sale for half price through Steam and the Microsoft Store.
The anniversary update, free for all players, will contain new maps, achievements, and masteries, along with the latest seasonal events, ranked team play, and other new features planned for the Season 3 update.
If you don’t want to wait until October, you can get an early look at the new civilizations and material in the September Public Update Preview by enrolling in the Age Insider Program. So, you will have the opportunity to play with the Ottomans, Malians, and other ancient peoples if you are an Age Insider.
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