Age of Empires: Castle Siege update adds Leagues and more

Age of Empires: Castle Siege has just updated on all platforms and has fixed numerous bugs and added a few new refinements and features.

The biggest addition with this update is the new feature, Leagues, which really is more of a revamped leaderboard system which ranks players against one another. Players are ranked with players of similar levels and at the end of the competition season (which isn’t defined) those at the top of the boards are rewarded with special prizes (also not yet defined).

Wonder Boosts are now restricted to Alliance members who have been in an Alliance for at least three days with this update. This is to prevent players from jumping around to random Alliances simply to use their Boosts. The previously added country flags have been given their own sub-category to help tidy up the in-game marketplace and there is now also the option for players to enlarge the buttons when playing on smaller devices.

A small but very noticeable change players will notice after installing this update is that Age of Empires: Castle Siege will once again open in windowed mode when playing on a Windows 10 device with a keyboard attached (or running in Desktop Mode). Thankfully this is not a fixed change as was the case when the game upgraded from its Windows 8 version to Windows 10. Players have now simply been given the option in-game to choose their screen settings. To return to the superior windowless fullscreen mode, simply click on the small gear icon on the lower-right side, choose options, and then enable fullscreen.

Squashed bugs with this update consist of mostly connection issues and errors that occurred for some players when buying in-app purchases. There have also been some fixes for notification errors and Xbox Achievements that weren’t unlocking properly for some users who were upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege is a simplified version of the popular Age of Empires franchise designed for playing on-the-go. It’s available across a wide number of platforms such as Windows 10 PCs, Windows phones, and iPhones and impressively features cross-play and connectivity to Xbox Live on all versions.

Another Age of Empires game, Age of Empires: World Domination, launched in late 2015 but unlike Castle Siege is currently only available on iOS and Android devices and features no Xbox Live connectivity. The game was developed in collaboration with Microsoft however and is much closer to the traditional Age of Empires gaming experience than Castle Siege with up to 8 different civilisations to choose from, complex technology trees, over 100 legendary heroes, and even an auto mode that lets the game play by itself. You can read more about this specific Age of Empires videogame in our article on it here.

Have you played Age of Empires: Castle Siege? Which devices do you play it on and what age are you up to in it? Are you in an Alliance? Let us know in the comments below.

Age of Empires®: Castle Siege
Age of Empires®: Castle Siege
Developer: Microsoft Studios
Price: Free
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