Server Maintenance - Wednesday, March 23 - I, II, III DE, and IV

WHAT: Server Maintenance (Multiplayer Servers)

WHEN: 2022-03-23T21:00:00Z

EST. DOWNTIME: 1-2 HOURS

GAMES & PLATFORMS:

  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Steam / Microsoft Store)
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Steam / Microsoft Store)
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition (Steam / Microsoft Store)
  • Age of Empires IV (Steam / Microsoft Store)

OBJECTIVES:

  • Routine server maintenance; no player-facing changes.

DETAILS:

This coming Wednesday, March 23rd, the platform team will be taking the multiplayer servers down for regular maintenance. Please note:

  • Online matchmaking will be disabled exactly one hour before the maintenance window to prevent disruption to newly-formed matches.
  • Any matches still in progress at the start of the maintenance window will be disrupted when the servers are taken offline.
  • DURING THE MAINTENANCE WINDOW, YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO LAUNCH THE GAME, BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MATCHMAKE OR ACCESS ANY ONLINE FEATURES.

To prevent any interruptions, we recommend wrapping up any games at least 10 minutes before the maintenance window. The downtime is expected to last between 1 and 2 hours. You can watch this thread for any changes to the schedule as they arise, as well as the all-clear when the maintenance is complete.

Thank you for your patience!

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A forewarning to everyone that the multiplayer services will be unavailable for around 1-2 hours starting in 1 hour (2pm PT/ 21:00 UTC) as they undergo routine maintenance. Please check the schedule above and plan ahead to prevent the down-time from disrupting your matches!

Server maintenance is kicking off now! Apologies for the disruption. Updates will be posted in the thread linked above.

but WHYYYY you always choose the prime time to do your maintenance ??? do it i at 10:00AM when most of the player are not playing the game !!!

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Why this time??? WHYYY???

Yeah that’s actually the worst time to do it…

Perfect timing guys. I can’t have a beer and relax with the game because of your updates…

oh ■■■■ here we go again insert gta san andreas meme

@aocashleylynn, can we get any news on why the maintenance is always at this time, even though people always complain? It seems really strange.

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I suppose it is fairly understandable, considering the time zone of Boston. the time there is 6pm. but somewhat into primetime, especially for European countries.

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It is so hard to understand no time is perfect, always somewhere people want play - USA - Europa - Asia - Australia, so maybe devs use the best time for them? there is company, there are people working on this in time of their work.

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great timing guys !!! round of applause

The servers seem to be back online… we’re looking for a 3v3 lobby right now!

Edit: Just found a game :slight_smile:

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Server Maintenance COMPLETE! If you experience any NEW issues as a result of the maintenance, please post them to this thread. If you cannot connect, please reach out to our Support team so they can work with you to investigate! https://support.ageofempires.com

Enjoy your games!