Uninstalling the Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Beta

Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest session of the Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition beta! Now that your beta session is over, you may want to uninstall the game to free-up room on your machine.

We are posting these instructions to the Insiders section of the forums for ease-of-access.

Some quick reminders for your information:

  • The Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition beta will be running multiple sessions, rather than a gradually increasing beta like we have done in the past. You will be directed to these instructions at the end of each session that you participate in.

  • The terms of the NDA still apply between beta sessions.

  • The Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition beta product will NOT work as a pre-download of the retail version.

Uninstalling Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Beta Microsoft Store Version

  1. Open the start menu and search for “Apps & Features”
  2. In Apps & Features, scroll down until you see Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Beta
  3. Click on the title then click Uninstall

Uninstalling Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Beta Steam Version

  1. In Steam, go to the Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Beta
    a. If you do not see the game in your library, use the alternative uninstall instructions below
  2. Right-click on the game from the left-hand display
  3. Hover over “manage” from the pop-up, and then select “uninstall”
  4. Confirm the uninstall from the pop-up.

Alternative Steam Uninstall Instructions

  1. In Steam, go to “Steam” in the top-left, and select Settings from the drop-down.
  2. In Settings, go to Downloads, and click “Steam Library Folders”
  3. The Library Folders pop-up will indicate the file pathway where you are currently saving Steam game file
  4. Open a Folder, and navigate to the file pathway indicated in your Library Folders
  5. From this folder, go to steamapps -> common
  6. You should see a folder named “AOE3DE_Beta”
  7. Delete this folder

when will be selected the next group of beta testers?


On my version of Steam which I believe is up-to-date, the settings tab is on the top-left instead of top-right when following the alternative Steam uninstall instructions.

So it is. Thanks for the correction :slight_smile:

Hope to partecipate in the next session :frowning:

are you sure, that with the steam version is not better to unistall it from apps & features as well? I feel like deleting a folder is not enough, also will there be some survey for beta participants?


“Alternative Steam Uninstall Instructions” which is just deleting the directory with beta build is not the proper way to uninstall a software from Steam. That’d be better changed to something like “go to the control panel -> programs and features, there you can find AOE3 beta and uninstall it in a Windows native way”.


are players that got into this session automatically in the next ones? or entirely new groups?

I was able to play one time, there was no many beta tester to link in the multiplayer

Thanks :grinning: :grinning:

Thank you again for the invite.

thanx for inviting , it was fun indeed.

Thank you again for the invite

I recorded some footage to post on the forums for the Beta but was never able to post it. Is there somewhere I cam send it or should I just dump the footage now that this be flight is over?

EDIT: Somewhere I can put it as if the team wants it. I am aware of the NDA and I will not be uploading or sharing the footage anywhere.

@VivisectorGames - The private beta forums are still open until 4:00 PM PT today (midnight UTC)

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Thank you for the invite.

Thank you for the invite! I hope to paticipate in the future.

Thank you for the invite! :笑:

Thank you for the invite! Always a pleasure to provide feedback and see these games come back to life!

I had the MS Store version. Why does my Apps & Features say it’s only 10.1MB in size? It was a bigger download than that. Regardless, I clicked Uninstall, did it really delete everything?