As we all know, DLC is coming to our game “Lords of the West” introducing 2 new civilization - Burgundians and Sicilians, 3 new campaigns, 16 new achievements.
New briton, burgundian and sicilian campaign.
Game files suggest that 2 of those campaigns has 5 mission and 1 campaign has 6 missions.
There is also new unknown campaign named in files “camp10” with 8 missions and one more file that suggest we will be able to play all challanges added to the game ( e. g. Mongols, Barbarossa Brawl ).
New lines in “strings” file suggest that civilization rotation is coming to AoE II DE.
IDS_POPUP_CIV_UPGRADE_SUBHEADING "Available Civilizations Rotate Weekely."
IDS_POPUP_CIV_UPGRADE_TIMER "Next Rotation In: \n%sdays %shrs %smin %ssec"
Demo AoE II DE
IDS_POPUP_CIV_UPGRADE_TEXT "Upgrade to the full Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition to unlock unlimited access to all Civilizations, all campaigns, all multiplayer feature, Skirmish versus AI, and more."
It suggest that new “Upgrade” DLC will be added. It means that there will be demo version of the game.
Also intresting thing that lines are named “CIV_UPGRADE”.
It also may suggest that player who don’t own new Lords of the West DLC will be restricted in multiplayer to limited civilizations in “civ rotations” to have a chance to play Burgundians and Sicilians without dlc.
++++Edit: Just found that new images of campaign signs were added. They are grayed out signs of existing campaigns. It probably means in demo will be not have acces to some ( most of them ) campaigns.
4. More civilizations
In small review page of new DLC we can read:
“Lords of the West—the first official expansion to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition”
The first official expansion. That’s clearly mean we will get more new DLC with more new civilizations.
5.Battle Royale Tournament/Event
New hidden profile picture it suggest new event around Battle Royale.
The cam10 folder we found in the anniversary patch is actually a new campaign called “civ challanges” and seems to be similar to the “Art of War” scenarios. It consists of 8 scenarios (the following are texture reference names but still kind of meaningful):