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Age of Empires 2 – How to Advance Ages

All the way to Imperial Age.
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Technology advances nowadays are defying what we could think possible. AI is threatening to take over the world, one prompt at a time, and computers appear to be able to do things that were impossible a couple of years ago. You may be surprised to hear this, but at some point in history, the bow and arrow, the sword, fire, and even explosives were the ChatGPT of the time. And, thanks to the Age mechanic in Age of Empires 2, we will be able to jump hundreds of years in advancements, in just a couple of minuts. Here is how to advance ages in Age of Empires 2.

How to Advance Ages in Age of Empires 2

Advancing through the four ages in Age of Empires 2 is not only a great mechanic, but it is a necessary one if you want to beat your enemy. Basically, it will unlock new units, new technologies, new buildings, and overall give a boost to your civilization. So basically, advancing through the ages is a must-do. There are four ages in Age of Empires 2: Dark Age, Feudal Age, Castle Age, and Imperial Age.

In order to advance through the ages, there are two prerequisites you must check. First, you must build two age-specific buildings. That means, for example, if you wish to advance from the Feudal Age to the Castle Age, you would want to build a Blacksmith and an Archery Range. Second, you must collect the necesarry resources in order to advance through the ages. They are costly, but they are well worth it. Advancing to the Feudal age costs 500 food. Going from the Feudal Age to the Castle Age will cost you 800 food and 200 gold. Finally, advancing to the Imperial Age will set you back a whopping 1000 food and 800 gold.

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These requirements may vary from civilization to civilization. For example, the Khmer will not require any buildings to advance through the ages and the Begnalis will spawn 2 villages when reaching a new age. Those are a couple of examples of age-advancing bonuses from all the available ones. However, in most cases, be sure to follow the above guide to advance all the way to the Imperial Age. Good luck!

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