🛠 Server Maintenance - Wednesday, November 3 - I, II, III DE, and IV

WHAT : Server Maintenance (Multiplayer Servers)

WHEN: 2021-11-03T21:00:00Z

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, November 3 , 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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I understand ancient games like AOE II may need ancient style management of servers, but can someone eli5 me why AOE IV is on the same trash maintenance approach? (And why always during EU peak game time?)

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You’ve literally just launched AoE4 and it’s got some great momentum… and now a few days into launch and you’re taking multiplayer offline at peak hours? I try to be positive here and I love the game… but this does seem a little silly. Why not at a quieter time?

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Questa sera avrei voluto distruggere mio fratello Riccardo. E invece questa manutenzione mi impedirà di farlo. Poco importa, andrò a donnacce. Ciao

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Inoltre mi domando se una vecchia checca di mia conoscenza, tale CAVADOMA, abbia comprato il gioco oppure stia sempre lì a trastullarselo. Attendo con ansia un bel feedback grosso e duro.

Cara Platinette, il gioco l’ho acquistato e sono pronto per una bella sessione di feedback grossi e duri, propongo domani sera a meno che il tuo ragazzo non ti faccia cucinare

Buonasera amore, purtroppo domani, come sai ho lo sbiancamento e quindi non potrò esserci.
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A forewarning to everyone that the multiplayer services will be unavailable for around 1-2 hour 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.

Apologies mean nothing. I could be playing LAN right now but your stupid architecture won’t allow it. What a backwards waste of my time by a studio that doesn’t ■■■■■■■ care.

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Djeez, its a few hours of your time to make the game better

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Agreed! Me and my partner just sat down to do some co-op vs AI in the same house and yet… server maintenance knocks off LAN

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So, is this the reason why I cannot get past the opening animated logos? This is my first time loading the game.

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I’m trying to do the same thing, is it really not possible? That sucks.

“no player-facing changes” we need the mongol building movement speed upgrade bug fixed with a hotfix yesterday, and we may not see it at all yet even though there’s downtime? please no

I definitely can’t see a way to do it Kaideal :frowning:

I am new to age of empires and didn’t know there would be maintenance :upside_down_face: Also playing on LAN and just got cutoff mid game! Ah so frustrating :neutral_face:

i need to ask too, are you serious to take down the servers at 22 pm in Europe ?

Never played a game that has those maintenance times. wtf

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I agree, I’m EU but even in the USA it is a busy time too :upside_down_face:

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