Celebrating Two Years of Age of Empires Castle Siege with a New Age

By Ashley Woodcock,
Age of Empires: Castle Siege (Windows) has been going strong on the Windows platform for just over two years now. To celebrate a successful couple of years, Microsoft and developer Smoking Gun have added new content to the various versions of Age of Empires: Castle Siege in the form of a new level within in a new patch.

Patch 1.21 screen

The brand new level, "Age 10", brings a new golden look to your empire. With an amazing look, stronger troops, deadlier traps and even castle upgrades to help you keep your fortress intact, Age 10 is going to be a glorious time for those still playing the game.

Age 10 comes as part of Patch 1.21 which also includes bug fixes and new game features:

New Features

Age 10

A New Age has come to Castle Siege! The upgrades will bring a new golden look to your Empire. As well there is upgrades to:
  • The Keep, upgrade cost 14 days- 3,500,000 wood
  • Upgraded Walls; 5 additional walls
  • Guard House, upgrade cost 12 days- 1,500,000 stone
  • Archer Tower; 1 additional Archer tower, upgrade cost 8 days – 700,000 stone
  • Ballista Tower; 1 additional Ballista tower, upgrade cost 12 days – 1,450,000 stone
  • Musket Tower; 1 additional Musket tower, upgrade cost 12 days – 1,600,000 stone
  • Catapult Emplacement, upgrade cost 10 days – 3,200,000 wood
  • Barracks, upgrade cost 10 days – 2,400,000 food
  • Archery Range, upgrade cost 10 days – 2,400,000 food
  • Stable, upgrade cost 10 days – 2,400,000 food
  • Siege Workshop, upgrade cost 10 days -2,400,000 wood
  • Caltrops, upgrade cost 12 hours, 75,000 food
  • Fire Traps, upgrade cost 2 days – 500,000 wood
  • Engineer Traps, upgrade cost 2 days – 200,000 food
  • The following units: Infantry, Spear Infantry, Raider, Ladder Invader, Archer, Cavalry,Battering Ram, Siege Tower, Catapult, Trebuchet, Grenadier

A new Festival Market: Players can purchase this boost item to increase their resources any time they wish.

Age of Empires Festival Marketplace screen

  • Training Scenario Gold: Successfully completing Training Scenarios will now award gold to players. This is a great way to improve your skills and get some additional funds. Everyone can get the new gold reward, even if you already completed the scenarios.

League Improvements:

  • Leagues will now reward gold to everyone who participates in the league. 1st through 3rd place will still earn a higher prize. The higher league you are in, the more gold you will earn so keep climbing the ranks.
  • Adjusted the amount of crowns required for each league. Leagues will now be more competitive.
  • As requested from the community, we changed alliance settings so that Emperors and Lords can delete Wonder announcements. Emperors will now also be able to remove the “alliance settings changed” messaging.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed the bug where a handful of players would get a “purchase failed message” after completing battle or watching a replay. Players will no longer receive this message.
  • Fixed the bug where some players were able to revenge each other continuously to gain an advantage in the game. Players will now only be able to revenge an opponent once.
  • Fixed the bug where Charles Martel’s taunt ability was not working consistently for some players. His ability will now work as intended for all players.
  • Fixed the bug where a few players were getting the incorrect language setting after updating the game. The language setting will now be set to the language on the phone.
Take a look at the new video to get you prepared for the new Age:

The latest patch is live for the title right now.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, and the NBA. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.
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