Maps are too big

Nope, when map editor come out, I hope people can make very complicated RPG adventures with many cities and towns on the map. I want them to be even bigger, even the huge option in AoE 2 is not big enough to me, I often find it can’t fit in what I want when making scenarios.

Not to mention AoE 4 already feels a bit smaller than AoE 2 already. In AoE 2 campaigns, the map often represent a large real world region that can be quite noticable on a world map, featuring multiple walled cities, such as my favorite campaign scenario York from the Forgotten battles. But in AoE 4 campaigns I’ve played so far, most of the time it’s just one city and its surrounding villages.


Hope you are rigth about the map editor, but age of empire is known for its limited map editor.

Players go more in starcraft 2 map editeur, for moding.

Maps are too big, I fully agree. They are made for casuals like the Relic devs who move camera with the arrow keys. Try hitting with some archers in a 4v4 match early feudal age. The time you finally reach their bases they are already in castle age :joy: :joy: :joy:

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They should separate map size like aoe3.
Standard size (smaller than now) and large size.

Then no more argument.

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I’m totally agree. Bigger the map is, longger and boring the game have a chance to be.

2-2 Map are extremly big. I dont talk about the crazy size of 3v3 (ridiculous). There is in 70% of time chance thats guys turtle at Age II because they are lazy to cross the map. And that just ruin the game. So what I decided to do know is leaving. And I recommended people to do the same then maybe Relic will LESSON US.

A camping game + big fight Age IV is useless and not funny at all.

Relic should take example on what Dawn of War community did on Soulstorm. The community is only playing on the maps Alvarus, Mortalis and some others in 3-3, which are little map you are very close to the other team. Players naturally choose to play only these little maps otherwise the game begin to be toxic very early because Jacque-Henri and Jean-Vincent decided to wall-towers age II then mass artillery + cav later.

Its absolutly anoying, not funny and if you are not playing with mates you know in your team you cant coordinate to rush the other team because your random mates are scary to cross 2 miles early game;


French have the best Navy, Better than the english and nobody is shocked ? I’m french and absolutly disagree about that.


FYI you can change map size in the base version of Age of Empires I from 1997.
The fact that it’s not possible here, 24 years later, is just embarrassing.
People that find maps too small are happy - they can make them bigger.
People that find maps too big are happy - they can make them smaller.
People that find maps to be ok are happy- they know they have an option in case they encounter something that they don’t like and want to cusotmize.

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Disagree with OP. Maps are fine, I would even like a LudiKRIS size option like in Age 2.

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:heart_eyes: ahh that just warms my soul to see that pic!!


Map from large and down are fine imo, I can still rush just fine in those maps. However, the Giant map size is too big, it’s impossible to rush or even come to defend your allies. If I queued up a 4v4 match in toxic maps like Black Forest, Mongolian height… people always go for wonder rush because they know they will be safe

Imo, 1v1 maps are fine. 2v2 are slightly too big, but it honestly isn’t that bad, I think it’s really close to perfection. 3v3 is way too big, games are boring, I stopped playing it because of it. I can’t even imagine how 4v4 are.


I really hope they add a ludicrous map size like in 2DE. I’m a huge fan of the large-area long games.


Has anyone counted the tiles on each map size? I’m just wondering how the area per player compares against 1v1.

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Big maps is part of the fun of AOE. You can make a custom game of 4v4 and do it on the smaller maps if you want and host the lobby.


Agreed. The 3v3 and 4v4 maps are way too big. By the time i got my units to their base in feudal, they have doubled my armies size haha.


Map are to small, there is no much place to build.

But players are placed way to far from each other, always in the oposite side of the map.

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I think the map size is fine, but there shouldnt be a limit to how many players are for each size. What if I want to play an 8 player Micro map? That should be an option like in the old games. I guess we will have to wait until the map editor comes out and make a map with mountains all around making the map really small

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nonono , maps are great as its size , have you seen aoe2 maps? these are HUGE , the ones we have in aoe4 are bigger than in aoe3 for sure but smaller than aoe2 , making them smaller would reduce the strategic posibilities as well as making them boring… with the scenario editor you could make them smaller though

I assumed 8 player micro was already possible. Disappointing if this unnecessary restriction is in place :frowning:

Do you still agree after all this time? meta more often feudal boom + trade boom into imperial siege mass.

Same! Larger maps are probably my most-wanted enhancement right now, as my friends play only casually against AI and we enjoy the slow-burn strategic matches.