All trees on Black Forest can be deleted after chopping using a palisade

Game Version:

  • Build (latest)
  • Platform (Steam)


All trees on black forest show straggler behaviour. They can be chopped and deleted using palisade. This makes it rather pointless to wall considering enemy can just delete all trees and get around ur wall.

Reproduction Steps:

  1. Playa game on Black Forest map.
  2. Chop a tree in any forest.
  3. Delete it using a palisade

Couldn’t reproduce this in current build.

EDIT ~ nvm, can reproduce this. It’s kind of funny when you and your opponent both use it in ranked. Black Forest isn’t a drag anymore.

Retested it. Seems it only happens when the map spawns Oak (autumn tree).

It’s not specific to Black Forest but to any map using that oak tree.


Can confirm this bug, just played a ranked match on a black forest autumn map and lost due to the enemy abusing this exploit.

Can provide a replay if needed.

This issue is currently being tracked, thank you for the report.

Just had this in a ranked Nomad game.

We just released an update that may resolve this. Check it out and let us know if there are still any issues. The full list of updates can be found here:

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition — Update 34699