Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition obtained its first new civilisation earlier this year. The United States civ, which precipitated gamers to instantly query whether or not it was overpowered, can presently be bought as a DLC pack or unlocked for free.

To get it for free, you want to full a collection of 50 in-game challenges which can be themed round every of the United States’ 50 states, collectively referred to as the ‘50 state challenge’. Considering you may solely money in three challenges a day, you’ll want at the very least 17 days so as to unlock the US with out paying any cash.

That’s over two weeks of devoted play, which is a bit of a dedication, however the developer has all the time mentioned that the group could be given a lot of discover as to when the 50 state problem would finish. That notice has been given, and also you’ve obtained till June 22 to seize the US civ for free. After that, you’ll solely have the option to unlock the new civilisation by buying it for the worth of $4.99 / £3.99.

Here’s a reminder of what the United States civilisation is like, in case you haven’t seen it in motion but:

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It’s price noting that, on the time of writing, a bug (of types) signifies that in case you unlock the US civ for free, you’ll nonetheless get an in-game discover prompting you to buy the DLC. The builders are conscious of this – technically, although you have the content material, you continue to haven’t bought the pack so the sport will proceed to try to upsell you on it.

It gained’t have an effect on you having the ability to play the US civ although, even when the free unlock interval ends.

Buy now: Age of Empires Three is offered by way of Games Pass for PC

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is due to get another expansion this year, themed round African civilisations, and we’re of course all eagerly awaiting extra information about Age of Empires 4.

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