Diferent Build Version (Steam vs MS Store)

Yes. I also have both versions (Steam and MS store) and notice the same thing. This is very sad, I was enjoying playing AoE:DE… now things are broken

You should be able to play both versions, though they will temporarily be on different builds. That means that multiplayer will be split for the time—at least until we can release the Windows Store build.

And when will be that?

As soon as possible. We don’t want you waiting around either; the team is hard at work getting things fixed.

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I am already on 1903. The whole point with this release is that you had to have 1903.

Hello everyone! Build 28218 is now available on the Microsoft Store, meaning cross-play is once again available for all Age of Empires: Definitive Edition users!

Thank you for your patience!


Great news, please make sure for any future updates that both are available at the same time.


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Mine still wont update. When I click get updates in the windows store it tells me everything is up to date

Try to follow:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click the [ ∙ ∙ ∙ ] symbol next to your profile picture.
  3. Select Downloads and updates.
  4. Press the Get updates button to automatically detect, download, and install the latest changes to your game!
  5. Open the game. The title screen should read Build 28218

I did. It still wont update the game. It tells me everything is all set.

Could you post a screenshot of your MS store update history?

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I want to update to the newest copy but since windows wont let me for some reason…

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Hey Grizz! You’ll need to download the new client for the game. You can find the new game client here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/age-of-empires-definitive-edition/9njwtjsvgvlj?CustomerIntent=Consumer&activetab=pivot%3Aoverviewtab

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When I go to that page it tells me to Install/Play. Do I have to redownload all 16gbs of the game to get the update?

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yes u need to redownload the 16 gb again. It is a totally new client now and delete the old one. You should find 2 version of the game in the store. Make sure u dont download again the black colored game.

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Yes. You need the new client to play cross-play and get any new updates. It’s a one time new download. You can safely uninstall the old client before or after installation. All finished achievements, saved games, and campaign progress will port over.

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Seems the MS Store version is still failing to download. Same error remains: Something went wrong on our side, try again later.

Could you also post a screenshot of your MS store update history?

And while you are there, please also check any pending downloads. Maybe things got stuck there and you have to tick a continue download button.