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You can play Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition on Steam for free this weekend - and you should

The Enchanted Forest Event is also live.

Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition is free to play on Steam this weekend, and you really should give it a go.

You can play it for free until February 20 and experience everything the strategy game has to offer.

Cover image for YouTube videoAge of Empires IV Season Four: Enchanted Grove

If you like what you played, you can grab the game for 40% off now through February 23.

The free weekend coincides with the recent release of Update 6.0 which is the first major update for Season Four. It features three new maps, a Nomad game mode, the ability to build new or improved Landmarks, and more.

You’ll also get to explore the magical Enchanted Grove Biome rounding out the update with a whole season of events, rewards, the latest ranked season, and quality-of-life updates.

The Enchanted Grove event runs through March 29, during which time you can earn more portraits, a coat of arms, and banners by completing challenges. Also, if your units successfully hunt the graceful yet elusive Enchanted Stag in a multiplayer or skirmish game, you’ll receive the Golden Stag Monument.

Also included in the update is Season Four Ranked 1v1 and Team Ranked, a mod browser update, UI improvements, general AI updates, map changes, landmark reworks, Art of War updates, a new cheat code, and more.

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