How to Pre-Load Age of Empires 4 (Steam / Microsoft Store)

The iconic Age of Empires franchise will be receiving its fourth instalment soon. With pre-orders now open, here’s how you can pre-load the game on both Steam and the Microsoft Store to be one of the first to play the game. You’ll be able to pre-load the game regardless of what edition you purchase. If curious to know how much storage you will need for the game, we have you covered with the Age of Empires 4 file size details.

With updated graphics, new units, civilizations and new net-code, Age of Empires IV seems to be a promising installment especially with the developers providing us with complete match footage before the game is even released. With community feedback remaining relatively positive as well, Age of Empires IV definitely seems a must-buy!

How To Pre-Load Age Of Empires IV

In order to pre-load Age of Empires IV, you will first need to have the game pre-ordered on either Microsoft Store or Steam. Here’s how you can do so:


Age of Empires IV Pre-Load Microsoft Steam

Pre-ordering Age of Empires IV on Steam / PC is extremely simple. Here’s how you can do so:

  • Open the Steam Link for Age of Empires IV
  • Click on the pre-order option depending on the edition you wish to purchase.
  • Aftere you have pre-ordered, you’ll be able to download and play the game once it is released.

Xbox Game Pass / Microsoft App Store

Age of Empires IV Pre-Load Microsoft Store

The game is also available from Microsoft’s official platform for PC, here’s how you can get it:

  • Open the Microsoft Store Link for the Game
  • You will now be able to select the edition you wish to purchase.
  • Once the game is available for pre-load, you will recieve a notification to be able to do so.

Age of Empires IV Pre-Load Date

As of yet, the developers have not provided an official pre-load date for the game. However, we’ll be updating this post as soon as we have an official date. Since the game will be releasing soon, we can expect a pre-load date of Oct 26 to Oct 27

Release Date

Age of Empires IV will be coming gout on all supported platforms on Oct 28.

Digital Deluxe vs Standard Edition

The Standard Edition contains just the base game while the Digital Deluxe Edition contains the following content:

  • Official Age of Empires IV Soundtrack
  • Unit Counters Chart
  • Art Compilation from Craig Mullins
  • Exclusive In-Game Content:
    • Coat of Arms
    • Player Profile
    • Monument

The Digital Deluxe Edition is priced at 25.99 USD

Are you excited for Age of Empires IV? Did you play through the Stress Test? Let us know in the comments down below!

Saad Muzaffar
Saad Muzaffar

Saad is a Computer Sciences enthusiast who has been playing games since his childhood. A huge fan of MOBAs like Dota 2, he's a tech geek with a love for gaming at heart!

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