Age of Empires is finally back after 20 years with a Definitive Edition on PC. With it comes all the great gameplay and story mechanics of the original series along with many new features and improved, modern graphics. In Age of Empires, you advance from one age to another by collecting resources and gold.
It is one of the vital elements in Age of Empires. It allows you to advance in ages and become better in every aspect. With every advanced age comes new technologies and advancements that you can use to wipe your enemies off the map. Here, we have curated this Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Iron Age Guide for you so that you can see how you can quickly advance to Iron Age, which is the highest of all ages.
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Iron Age
In Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, your main goal is to advance through to the ages and reach Iron Age as quickly as possible. The player who manages to do this first will be able to wipe out other players easily as others will be lacking behind in technology and units.
The four ages, which you need to advance in sequence, are Stone Age, Tool Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. Iron Age is the most advanced age and it is the hardest to reach. With this guide however, you will be able to reach Iron Age quickly.
The technology difference is huge between these ages and even a single advanced age over others can lead you to victory. Each new age will give you new units for you army, new buildings and structures. Not only these are new structures and units in technology but also they are also more powerful and durable than the old age counterparts.
This works both for offline and online matches. The victory will go to the player who manages to reach Iron Age before the others. So without further ado, let us begin with the strategy that you must use to reach Iron Age quickly.
How To Advance To Iron Age
To advance to any new age, you must have a specific amount of food. For Iron Age you need gold as well. You can gather food in Age of Empire Definitive Edition in various ways. When you start the game, focus on building structures that help you gather food quickly. These include Granaries and Ships.
Along with building these structures, allocate as many villagers as you can to collect food. This will keep the food supply incoming and the storage structures will allow you to store all the food that your villagers are collecting. This combination will help you collect the required food for advancing to the next age in no time.
To advance to a next age, you require a certain amount of food. As you advance, further advancements become more and more expensive. For Tool Age, you must acquire 500 food, for Bronze Age you must acquire 800 food while for the final advancement age Iron Age, you need to have 1000 food and 800 gold.
Now that you know how much food you need for each age, you can start collecting food to advance through the ages. Keep in mind that for the Iron Age, you must have 800 gold as well. Earning gold is a little hard in the game.
To collect enough gold for Iron Age, once you have enough food, assign all the workers on all gold mines to speed up the gold collecting process. Try to utilize as many gold mines as you can. You can also earn gold by trading with other players. Once you have enough food and gold, you can easily advance to Iron Age and become the best on the field.
This concludes our Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Iron Age Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!