Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is available to play on Xbox! Our Learn to Play section has been updated with tons of information and tips for playing. The Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Xbox is Out Now With Optimized Controls and New Tutorials also has more details about playing on Xbox.
We also have a list of Frequently Asked Questions below:
Is crossplay between PC and Xbox supported?
Yes, crossplay can be enabled in-game. The "How do I play cross-platform with my friends?" article has more details about this feature.
Does Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition support controllers?
Controllers are supported for both Xbox and Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC. It has been optimized for players with a controller plus includes new tutorials to get you into the fun quickly.
Are keyboard and mouse supported on Xbox?
Yes, you can play with keyboard and mouse. This can be turned on by choosing the Gear icon in the top right corner of the main menu. Then select Options then Keyboard and Mouse to enable.
What achievements are included with the game?
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition now includes 10 new achievements! The Xbox version includes the same achievements as those on PC. Achievements are also shared between the Xbox version and the Microsoft Store version.
Is there an option to buy a disc version of the game?
No, currently the game is only available for digital purchase.
Are other games coming to Xbox in the future?
Age of Empires IV is coming to consoles later this year.
Will the current Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition DLCs be available on Xbox?
Yes, Lords of the West, Dynasties of India and Dawn of the Dukes are all available for pre-order.
If I purchased Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition from the Microsoft Store on PC, do I need to purchase it again for Xbox?
No! You have access to the game and any purchased DLCs on Xbox.
Can PC Game pass subscribers also play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Xbox?
PC Game Pass gives access to high-quality PC games but does not include console games. An Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for Console subscription is required instead.
Is an Xbox Live Gold subscription required to play online?
Yes, an Xbox Live Gold subscription required to play online. This is included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. More information about the plans can be found here:
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