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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) Walkthrough Discussion

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    Posted on 19 December 19 at 16:37
    Please use this thread to discuss the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) walkthrough
  • Ultras500Ultras500897,587
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 17:10
    Offt this is going to be a big one.
  • Itzz Sh0wt1m3Itzz Sh0wt1m31,846,997
    Posted on 19 December 19 at 20:21
    Yeah tons of campaign missions smile
  • Posted on 20 January 20 at 03:14
    do the cheat codes of the first one work on this one?
  • Itzz Sh0wt1m3Itzz Sh0wt1m31,846,997
    Posted on 20 January 20 at 09:14
    Nope, it disables achievements
  • x1c1clex1c1cle232,674
    Posted on 08 February 20 at 19:13
    you can use cheats to win all campaign missions, except the last mission of each campaign. then, you can play the last mission without cheats. will save you a good amount of time. ( I havent done this *yet*, i love the game.)
  • FIG PandaFIG Panda515,016
    Posted on 25 July 20 at 16:24, Edited on 25 July 20 at 16:25 by FIG Panda
    x1c1cle said:
    you can use cheats to win all campaign missions, except the last mission of each campaign. then, you can play the last mission without cheats. will save you a good amount of time. ( I havent done this *yet*, i love the game.)
    This is incorrect, you have to play all the missions in the campaign to get credit and the achievements.
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    Posted on 28 August 20 at 14:54
    We are currently looking for a new owner, please post in here or send the Walkthrough Manager a PM if you are interested in writing it.
  • DivineShaiDivineShai377,772
    Posted on 11 October 20 at 12:44
    Does anyone have any tips for Beating the final Saladin mission
  • FuchsdhFuchsdh506,072
    Posted on 15 October 20 at 01:16
    I'm happy to take over the walkthrough.
  • HarpCityHarpCity364,092
    Posted on 15 October 20 at 11:32, Edited on 15 October 20 at 14:01 by HarpCity
    Fuchsdh said:
    I'm happy to take over the walkthrough.
    Hey, Fuchsdh,

    Thanks for your interest in taking over the walkthrough. One of the managers will get you set up soon if you can post a reply here: Walkthroughs that require new owners

    Thanks!
  • FuchsdhFuchsdh506,072
    Posted on 13 November 20 at 20:26
    Just a heads-up that I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the text walkthroughs for the campaign; after that is the mop-up achievements, and then adding some maps for the more difficult campaign missions.

    I hope to be done before the end of December.
  • ElyohElyoh974,513
    Posted on 28 November 20 at 21:39
    Fuchsdh said:
    Just a heads-up that I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the text walkthroughs for the campaign; after that is the mop-up achievements, and then adding some maps for the more difficult campaign missions.

    I hope to be done before the end of December.
    Race is on then, can I finish the game myself before you finish the walkthrough toast I find some of the campaign missions brutal, specifically ones where you don't have an economy to run. I'm not good at micromanaging an army!
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  • FuchsdhFuchsdh506,072
    Posted on 28 November 20 at 22:21
    Elyoh said:
    Fuchsdh said:
    Just a heads-up that I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the text walkthroughs for the campaign; after that is the mop-up achievements, and then adding some maps for the more difficult campaign missions.

    I hope to be done before the end of December.
    Race is on then, can I finish the game myself before you finish the walkthrough toast I find some of the campaign missions brutal, specifically ones where you don't have an economy to run. I'm not good at micromanaging an army!
    Yeah, I'm a turtle death ball guy myself in RTS, but in general those missions are some of the easier in the game. The brutal achievements are the time limit ones where if you only had to micro units it'd be easier than also having to do the economy :)

    My best recommendation if you find those missions tough is to remember your stances and formations and try to split up your units into control groups instead of issuing orders en masse; for example, if your monk is in your main group when you attack a unit he'll try and convert it instead of healing—which may be what you want, since the enemy will often beeline for the monk to try and kill him, or it may not, since your monk won't be healing and he's at greater risk of dying.

    Beyond that slowing down the game speed dynamically will help you react. At the slowest speed you can effectively peel back the units that are taking the most damage, have them run away and then circle back. Also, always use your hero units to tank the most damage; if you need to wait two minutes afterwards for him or her to heal up, it's still no units lost.
  • ElyohElyoh974,513
    Posted on 29 November 20 at 05:31
    Fuchsdh said:
    Beyond that slowing down the game speed dynamically will help you react. At the slowest speed you can effectively peel back the units that are taking the most damage, have them run away and then circle back. Also, always use your hero units to tank the most damage; if you need to wait two minutes afterwards for him or her to heal up, it's still no units lost.
    Slowing the game down has been my go-to for those sorts of levels. Playing MP my strength has always been being able to out-economy my opponents, and have never had to deviate from that. These missions force me to play the military game, which isn't bad, but it's just a skill I've never had to learn until now!

    I had honestly forgotten completely about formations though, so thanks for the tip! Will look into them next time I play. toast
    No God, know fear. Know God, no fear.
  • FuchsdhFuchsdh506,072
    Posted on 03 January 21 at 15:23
    Just an update, I'm almost done with the miscellaneous achievements, and then all that's left is the maps for the tougher scenarios. Since the last update broke two achievements, and there's another update coming with new achievements, I'm just going to blitz through them at the end of this month and fold them into the guide. Should be done now beginning of February.
  • Ultras500Ultras500897,587
    Posted on 03 January 21 at 23:58
    Whats your method for the roman castle achievement? Tried various methods and just got destroyed each time.
  • Sanya GERSanya GER1,742
    Posted on 04 January 21 at 14:56
    @fuchsdh, sounds great. Hopefully they'll fix the two broken achievements with the DLC.
  • FuchsdhFuchsdh506,072
    Posted on 05 January 21 at 16:07, Edited on 06 January 21 at 18:47 by Fuchsdh
    Ultras500 said:
    Whats your method for the roman castle achievement? Tried various methods and just got destroyed each time.
    Yeah, it's the toughest achievement in the game, and I tried a couple methods. I ended up with a slight variation on this guy's moves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSQJiStmhsA (a lot of the other videos wanted you to wait to activate your allies, but I've found getting them going asap helped me out.) I haven't gotten the achievement again on my main account, so I'll definitely be spending the downtime before the next patch trying to optimize the Alaric and Hun achievements to make them hopefully a little less down to luck.

    EDIT: Having done it twice more with >2 minutes left on the countdown, I think the main points are a) activate your allies asap, b) have two groups of huskarls/trebs at work in the city at a time so you can take down castles simultaneously, c) making sure no group gets wiped and forces you to wait and rebuilt your forces, and d) taking out the castle directly north of you, and the one on the east when you have a chance (the allies were finicky about taking them out in time, so you're best off helping them along—I thought I was done one run at 29:00 but realized they hadn't destroyed the castle by my base, and I barely had enough time to get over there and help them destroy it.
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