Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Update 61213 Brings Two New Cheats

Update 61213
Update 61213 Ensemble Studios

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition celebrates the Lunar New Year with Update 61213. A unique event is here, for a limited time, where you can unlock some exclusive content by completing the new community challenges.

That said, two new cheats have been added. The first cheat is “the king of all beasts” and when used, it spawns two Guardian Lions immediately.

The second cheat is “red pocket” and it is unlocked by finishing the challenge on Day 4. What you need to do is to deploy all armies from the War Academy, Castle, and Home City Shipments as Chinese. There are 13 armies in total, so keep that in mind.

It is also worth noting that you get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve unlocked by signing in your Xbox Live account.

Update 61213 implements some improvements as well. For instance, the game’s start-up time is improved, and resources are now highlighted when right-clicked by a Villager. This is true when a particular resource is outside your line of sight.


Stability and Performance
  • Improved the time taken to load into a game when the Record Game option is enabled. This is especially noticeable when playing an 8-player game
  • Overhaul of UI and model asset loading for memory usage optimizations.
  • War chiefs can no longer kill cattle using Eagle Eye
  • Cree Coureur can now be trained in the Native Embassy
  • Aztecs: "Calmecac" card effect now reduces the Age up time correctly
  • Mexicans: Militiamen are now upgraded after Revolting with Texas
  • Mexicans: "Conscription" tech now sends 12 Militiamen instead of 15
New African Map
  • Lake Victoria
    • Settlements: Somali, Sufi
    • Outlaws: Desert Warrior, Desert Archer
Map Updates
  • Standard Maps Set:
    • Added Lake Victoria
    • Removed Painted Desert
    • Removed Sonora
  • Team Maps Set:
    • Added Great Rift
    • Added Lake Victoria
    • Added Ozarks
    • Removed Cascade Range
    • Removed Dunes
    • Removed Highlands
    • Removed Pampas Sierras
  • Treaty Maps Set:
    • Added Bahia
    • Added Guianas
    • Added Ozarks
    • Added Texas
  • Several types of Asian trees now correctly contain 300 wood (up from 150 wood) for consistency. This change affects several Asian maps. Standard trees now all contain 300 wood while the large trees (i.e. Baobabs) contain 600 wood
  • Fixed an issue where the Skirmish screen would not remember the previous map that was played if it was a Custom Map
  • Saharan Routes: LOST can now be randomly chosen with the “African Maps” selection (Multiplayer only)
  • Whispers are now filtered for profanity

You can head to the game’s official website to learn more about Update 61213.

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