Freeze/Crash During Gameplay

I’m having freezing/crashes during gameplay on single player or multiplayer. Doesn’t seem to happen quickly, usually 30mins + into gameplay. As far as I know my PC is good enough to play and watching Task Manager > Performance I don’t see anything really being maxed out. I’ve gone through the performance suggestions other than the port forwarding (I’m not hosting games locally and since this happens single player I don’t think it’s relevant anyway). Looking for some suggestions on what I can try here. PC specs below along with one of the crash reports from Windows.

PC Specs
i5-3570K @3.4GHz, 24GB memory, GTX 960 2GB (newest driver as of last week), plenty of storage on the SSD still.

Crash Report from Windows Security and Maintenance

Age of Empires II DE

Stopped responding and was closed

‎2019-‎12-‎25 20:20

Not reported

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\AoE2DE\AoE2DE_s.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: AoE2DE_s.exe
Application Version: 101.101.34223.0
Application Timestamp: 5dfb2884
Hang Signature: e431
Hang Type: 134217728
OS Version: 10.0.17763.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: e431cfd36539ce8eb39f6e16c5611b32
Additional Hang Signature 2: a5d9
Additional Hang Signature 3: a5d9aa928fb21985af4a524a6cace6b4
Additional Hang Signature 4: e431
Additional Hang Signature 5: e431cfd36539ce8eb39f6e16c5611b32
Additional Hang Signature 6: a5d9
Additional Hang Signature 7: a5d9aa928fb21985af4a524a6cace6b4

Same issue here! How did you fix it?

It’s a well know issue related with the ‘‘Lords of the West’’ update in late January. Many users can’t play the game anymore because of these crashes. Unfortunately we can’t do many things at the moment. I recommend you to send a report here: Submit a request – Age of Empires Support
The more the reports, the more attention they would pay on these crashes (I guess).