Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition Update 58259 Features Two New Co-op Campaigns and More

Update 58259
Update 58259 Ensemble Studios

A new update for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has been deployed recently. It features two new co-op campaigns: Alaric and Saladin.

Alaric is a five-scenario campaign covering the first king of the Visigoths' entire reign. On top of that, Saladin is a campaign based on the exploits of An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub - the person responsible for founding the Ayyubid Dynasty of Egypt and Syria.

In addition, Update 58259 introduced a new co-op event, which is happening now until February 14. You will unlock exclusive rewards by completing in-game tasks available within the time frame. Here’s a rundown:

Day 1: Play any co-op mission
  • Unlocks the cheat code - “my cpu can handle it” -which increases the population cap of all players to 1,000
Day 2: Construct 3 Markets in any amount of games
  • Unlocks the profile icon with a Queen wearing excessive amounts of golden jewelry
Day 3: Win any co-op mission
  • Unlocks the Town Center decoration: King and Queen posing back to back with their arms folded
Day 4: Research Caravan in the Market
  • Unlocks the profile icon with a trade cart transporting an overwhelming amount of coins and valuables
Day 5: Defeat 1,000 enemy units in co-op missions
  • Unlocks the cheat code - “sharing is caring” - which distributes your resource income to the entire team when used

Keep in mind, all of these challenges must be unlocked in succession and on separate days. Furthermore, you get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve unlocked by signing into your Xbox Live account at any point during the event period.

Update Highlights

Stability and Performance
  • Fixed an issue where the Save Cloud Capacity displays at "-1.#Q%" capacity, which made it unable for players to save any files to the Cloud
  • Simultaneously pressing Esc and Find Match on the Quick Play screen will no longer soft-lock the player on a black screen
  • Go to building and Select all buildings hotkeys now work for the respective buildings while navigating the tech tree
  • Fixed an issue where resign and defeat notifications did not appear in spectator mode when the player who is being watched resigns or gets defeated
  • Handicap mode now makes resources last longer to balance out faster gathering rates
  • Shift queue attack behavior improved for a group of units
  • Victory is now declared if all enemy players have resigned/been defeated while the treaty is still going
  • NEW: Alaric
    • The Battle of Frigidus
    • Razing Hellas
    • The Belly of the Beast
    • The Giant Falls
    • A Kingdom of Our Own
  • NEW: Saladin
    • An Arabian Knight
    • Lord of Arabia
    • The Horns of Hattin
    • The Siege of Jerusalem
    • Jihad!
    • The Lion and the Demon

The full list of new content and changes can be seen on the game’s official website.

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