Routine maintenance happens periodically to update the Age of Empires multiplayer servers. During maintenance access to online matchmaking and other online features for Age of Empires games. This affects the following games:
- 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)
How can I tell if Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is in maintenance?
Players opening the game during maintenance will see a 'Server Maintenance' message with a countdown to the estimated completion time in the top right corner.
Can I still play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and other Age games during maintenance?
Yes! Single player matches, including Campaign, Skirmish, and Art of War, are all available to play during maintenance.
Can multiplayer matches still be played during maintenance?
No. If a match is in progress at the beginning of maintenance, it will be disrupted when the servers are taken offline. Matchmaking is also disabled an hour before maintenance to allow time for matches to finish before the maintenance.