Happy New Year! We hope you have started the year off on a high note and are ready to go because this month we are turning the world of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition upside down. From angry sheep to lazy monks, nothing is going as expected. We have some fun surprises in store with this event. So, get ready for another year of Age of Empires because it’s going to be fun!
January 9 – January 23
Upside Down Event: New Rewards!
NOW through January 23rd, complete the in-game tasks within the time limit to unlock exclusive rewards!
🎯 Sign in to Xbox Live.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of an Evil Sheep.
💾 *Required* to save any rewards unlocked during the event!
Each of the following challenges must be unlocked in order and on separate days:
|Day 1||🔒 Capture 5 Relics.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where European Monks are driving on a Relic cart instead of carrying Relics.
|Day 2||🔒Defeat 50 Spearmen-line units with Knights, Cavalier, or Paladin.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a Scout carrying his horse.
|Day 3||🔒Defeat 10 units with Petards.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where Petards got tired of carrying their barrels.
|Day 4||🔒Build 3 Markets or Caravanserais in a single match.
🏆 Unlocks a profile icon of a villager is pulling a cart with his horse sitting in the back.
|Day 5||🔒Defeat 30 Skirmishers with Cavalry Archers.
🧱 Unlocks a graphical mod where Cavalry archers are trained in the lost art of reverse parthian tactics!
Q: Do I have to complete the challenges on consecutive days?
While challenges don’t have to be completed on consecutive days, only one challenge can be completed per day.
Only the Xbox Live challenges can be completed *any* day before the end of the event!
This means that you will need to play at least five different days to complete all of the challenges.
Q: When is the last day I can complete the daily challenges?
The Upside Down Event concludes January 23rd.
Q: Do I get to keep all of the event unlocks?
All you need to do is log into your Xbox Live account before the end of the event to keep all of the profile icons and mods you unlock; it’s as easy as that!
Q: What do I do if I accidentally unsubscribe from a special mod?
No problem! All you need to do is click your Profile Icon on the main menu, select Event Mods (under Collection), and then check the unlocked event mod you want to enable!
Q: How do I change my profile icon?
You can update your profile icon in your profile:
- On the main menu, click the Profile Icon next to your name.
- You should now be in the Profile Icons tab under Collections.
- Select your favorite icon, then click the Select Icon button to lock in your choice.
- You’re done!
Q: How do I download and enable mods?
For information about how to subscribe to and prioritize your mods, visit this article.
Keep It All (Forever)!
Remember: if you sign in to Xbox Live during the event, you’ll get to keep all of the mods and profile icons you’ve achieved! Sign in, earn your rewards, and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy the Upside Down Event!
—The Age of Empires Team