Hotkey issue -- Problem since beta -- Delected unit/building gets unselected


Currently, I have all of my selection group hotkeys moved off of the numerics (1,2,3 etc.). Instead, I use those numeric hotkeys to create units (military, settlers) and control my military/explorer (stances/crackshot). Whenever I try to use these numeric hotkeys, the game instead deselects my unit/building and tries to find the corresponding selection group for that number, despite the fact that my hotkeys (both legacy and default) are switched off of the numeric hotkeys. This is making it very difficult to play and disrupting the flow of the game drastically.


  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)
    Note that this does not occur on legacy aoe3. Only DE!


Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. change all selection group hotkeys off of numerics and onto another key
  2. change “create x” (villager, unit, etc) to a numeric
  3. select correct building and press the hotkey to create.


Normally, I can spam the create villager button as much as I want without my town center being deselected. I can also use the crackshot on my explorer without him being deselected.


The building/unit gets deselected and the game selects or tries to select the corresponding control group of that number (which has been switched off of that number).

Please fix this… it is ruining my competitive experience. Thank you for your time.

Thanks for your report! We´re tracking this issue internally. :+1:

Thank you for the response. I’m looking forward to this issue getting solved so I can play competitively again :slight_smile: