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Sand in Arabia


Of all the maps available in Age of Empires 2, Arabia is the most popular. In the competitive scene, Arabia is consistently the starting map of nearly every tournament map pool, and Arabia has never left the Ranked Map Pool since Definitive Edition launched. Many new players struggle playing Arabia. Arabia fundamentally encourages players to be aggressive, and a passive player will usually fall behind.

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16 Population Mongol Scout Rush

With this build order, you will be able to have an 8 minute Feudal time and begin producing scouts. This build is intermediate, and uses early Feudal pressure.

Battle Royale Victor

All we know about AOE2 Battle Royale

The 1 year anniversary for Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition is around the corner and with the anniversary the devs have confirmed they will be releasing a massive game update. Naturally, this means civilization balance changes, map and pathing fixes, but also this will include a completely overhauled UI


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Counter Guide

Age of Empires 2 is a complex game where each military unit has a role to play in battle; each military unit is a counter for another unit and may be countered by another unit. See our counter guide below to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each unit and


How to defend against an opponent

Defending is never a comfortable situation to be placed in; screw up and your economy is right there to be damaged and you have lost the game. Nevertheless, there are circumstances in which being in the defending position is to your advantage, provided you know how to defend.

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Sometimes it is the small things that reflect a skill difference between two different players. Value can be one of those small things that can add up in the long way. It is a term used both to measure game sense, knowing when it is appropriate to micro and be very active with your military or when it is appropriate to

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Learning and setting up Hotkeys

Whether you are entering Age of Empires 2 as a new player, playing amongst your friend group or trying ranked games for the first time, one thing that will always be relevant in improving is to learn hotkeys. While hotkeys can be set up, it seems that most players operate

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