AOE4 Update 10257 (Official AOE4 Patch Notes) – January 19, 2022


[Age of Empires 4 Definitive Edition] AOE4 patch 10257 is now available to download on PC (Steam). According to AOE4 patch notes, the latest update focuses on balance changes and bug fixes across a variety of civilizations with the goal of addressing some of the most critical issues faced by each. Apart from this, Age of Empires 4 (AOE4) patch 10257 also includes performance improvements.

Previously, a big update was released with new Maps, Spectator chat is now activated, and lots of bug fixes. Unfortunately, many players are still experiencing several issues while playing the game.

Today’s AOE 4 patch 10257 will fix a few of these issues.

[Age of Empires IV] AOE4 Patch Notes – January 19, 2022


  • The rate that we widen the acceptable pool of appropriately skilled players to match you with has been increased by 67%. We expect this to lead to faster match-ups without proportionally compromising match-up quality.
  • Scouts now move 35% slower while carrying an animal carcass

Developer Note: Scouts are fast and have lots of hit points so they are difficult to stop in the Feudal Age. We are increasing the counter play options available vs the Professional Scouts technology by slowing down scouts so they can be chased and killed while carrying carcasses.  

  • Horseman II-IV ranged armour increased by +1 at each tier

Developer Note: Age IV focuses on hard unit counters to encourage mixed army compositions. We found that it was too difficult to tech switch into horsemen against archers as ranged focus fire picks off horsemen before they close the gap and deal damage. 


  • Spearmen now activate the spearwall ability correctly.
  • Fixed an instance of the Prelate getting stuck while inspiring and would no longer inspire other units


  • Horse Archer attack speed decreased from 2.0 to 2.5

Developer Note: We’ve noticed a larger issue with attack speeds in general and will be doing a more robust fix in the future to address this issue. 

  • Horse Archers no longer receive additional attack speed and additional damage from the Incendiary Arrows technology
  • Warrior Monks now move 25% slower while carrying a Relic

Developer Note: In congruence with the scout speed reduction, we are making this change to allow more counterplay options against Warrior Monks quickly grabbing up relics on the map.  


  • Start with -50 wood
  • Outpost cost increased from 70 wood to 100 wood
  • Fixed an exploit where it was possible to own multiple Ovoos at the same time
  • The Mongol Khaganate Palace can now be packed correctly

Delhi Sultanate

  • Spearmen now active the spearwall ability correctly.
  • Keep tech times are no longer increased while in the influence of a Mosque
  • Piety base research time reduced from 600 seconds to 135 seconds
  • Explosives base research time increased from 300 seconds to 900 seconds
  • Chaser Cannons base research time increased from 450 seconds to 1350 seconds
  • Hardened Spearman base research time reduced from 210 seconds to 105 seconds
  • Sanctity base research time reduced from 300 seconds to 210 seconds
  • Herbal Medicine base research time reduced from 300 seconds to 180 seconds
  • Honed Blades base research time reduced from 1350 seconds to 300 seconds


    • Cost increased from 80F/20W/20G to 120F/20W/20G
    • Bonus vs. Ranged unit type removedFire Lancer
  • Fire Lancer III
    • Health increased from 135 to 155
    • Charge weapon area of effect damage will deal 50% damage to the surrounding enemy units
    • Torch damage reduced from 51 to 36
  • Fire Lancer IV
    • Health increased from 160 to 180
    • Weapon damage reduced from 15 to 13
    • Charge weapon damage reduced from 25 to 23
    • Charge weapon area of effect damage will deal 50% damage to the surrounding enemy units
    • Torch damage reduce from 55 to 40

Download free AOE 4 patch 10257 on PC(Steam).

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