Updates take forever to complete

Every single update for AOE 3 DE takes a very long time to complete. It usually takes a least an hour to an hour and a half to complete.

This time It took 1 hour and 11 minutes. As you can see by the picture, the updater has very productive moments followed by moments where it seems to be doing nothing. This is ridiculous. No other game in my library takes nearly this long to update. This is nearly as bad as installing a game for the first time. Can someone help explain to me why it takes so long? Is there something I can do to speed it up, or has everyone been having this same experience? It’s so frustrating to have to wait this long once a week to play the game so it can update.


Same problem here. Sometimes it even stops in the bytes/second! It’s madness!

Seems like you have a slow drive, I would recommend getting an SSD.