There’s a brand new Age of Empires 4 patch out now that heralds the arrival of Season 2, which focuses on the Age of Sail. Replace 17718 does fairly a bit greater than usher within the new seasonal actions, nevertheless – there’s a brand new map, new map choice choices in multiplayer, and a model new digicam that may present a grander and extra sweeping view of the RTS sport’s medieval battlefields.
“We’ve added a brand new digicam zoom stage and rotation to offer a grander vantage level on the battlefield and extra holistic view of the bottom,” the Age of Empires workforce says within the newest weblog submit. “When making these modifications we experimented with many various settings to find out the elective place. Zooming out additional prompted points with unit choice and readability, whereas not providing a lot profit. We have now discovered these new values improve gameplay really feel, battlefield readability, and base administration.”
You’ll discover the brand new digicam setting in a drop-down menu beneath the Settings menu, which lets you choose between ‘basic’ and the brand new ‘panoramic’ modes. You’ll must return to the primary menu to make this setting take impact in the event you change modes in a match, nevertheless.
Replace 17718 additionally provides a totally remappable hotkey format, for gamers who actually need to change up their management scheme. Underneath Controls in Settings, you may click on the ‘view and remap controls’ button to open up the remapping panel, which helps you to choose any button for any activity.
Whereas establishing your new button format, keep in mind that this patch additionally modifications the best way it handles hotkey task conflicts. In earlier builds, mapping a hotkey that was already assigned to a different perform would unbind it from every other mapping – now, Age of Empires 4 will permit conflicts to persist, however will provide you with a warning after they do. You possibly can, nevertheless, disable this alert with one other new possibility known as the ‘warn conflicts’ toggle.
We’ve already crammed you in on the modifications coming to map choice for skirmish and ranked, however there’s a brand new map kind now accessible in Age of Empires 4 known as ‘The Pit.’ As you may in all probability guess, this map options mountains surrounding a low valley lined in forest, the place you’ll have the ability to discover one of many map’s sacred websites on the centre.
Season 2 includes a number of new sigils, frames, seals, and portraits to unlock by finishing a collection of challenges. That begins as we speak, so get these villagers to work.