Age of Empires IV to get two new civilisations in free update

Heidi Nicholas - August 23rd 2022

A free update arrives later this year for Age of Empires IV, adding two new civilisations, new Art of War challenges, and more.

On October 25th, Age of Empires IV gets a free update adding the Ottomans and Malians civilisations, along with 15 new masteries for each civilisation, and more. Check out the trailer below:

Age of Empires IV to add Ottomans and Malians civilisations

The new civilisations will add "innovative strategies for making history your story in both multiplayer and skirmish matches," we're told. "Lead the mighty Malians of West Africa as one of the richest trading nations of all-time as you focus on strong economic prowess in mining and investing in gold. Or assemble one of the longest lasting empires in history with the Ottoman civilization and its well-trained military force, which features the largest gunpowder siege weapons available — the Great Bombards — mighty cannons that can fell any opponents who stand in your way."

The free update arrives for Age of Empires IV on October 25th — will you be starting up the game to see what it offers? Let us know in the comments!

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