Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is getting its first official DLC pack next month. The Lords of the West expansion, launching on January 26th, adds two new civilisations, three new fully-voiced campaigns, and, most importantly, 16 new achievements.

Lords of the West DLC Age of Empires II

The two new civilisations introduced with Lords of the West are the Burgundians and the Sicilians, and each come with their own technologies and unique units. For the Burgundians, the unique unit is the Coustillier, a “cavalry unit that utilizes a powerful shock attack when charging into battle.” The Sicilians have a new unit called the Serjeant, “a hardy infantry unit that can construct the formidable Donjon.” Also included in the DLC are three new fully-voiced campaigns. One campaign has you playing as the Britons and leading Edward Longshanks who has vowed to reclaim his birthright and restore England to “unprecedented heights of prestige and fortitude.” In the Grand Dukes of the West campaign, you’ll play as the Burgundians and will battle against the mad French King, while in The Hautevilles campaign, you’ll command the Sicilians, and help fuse three cultures into “Europe’s most tolerant and sophisticated kingdom.”

The Lords of the West adds 16 new achievements worth a total of 200 Gamerscore.

Name Description Gamerscore
The English Justinian Complete the Edward Longshanks campaign. 5
The Good, the Bold, and the Fearless Complete the Grand Dukes of the West campaign. 5
Haute Culture Complete the Hautevilles campaign. 5
Unchivalrous Pragmatist Defeat Simon the Younger’s army before the baronial forces attack in the first Edward Longshanks mission “Vain Ambition”. 20
Throne Thief Steal the Stone of Scone in the fourth Edward Longshanks mission “Toom Tabard”. 20
Malleus Scotorum Kill William Wallace before Robert the Bruce betrays you in the fifth Edward Longshanks mission “Hammer of the Scots”. 20
No Wheels Do not construct a single siege weapon in the first Grand Dukes of the West mission “A Kingdom Divided”. 15
A Second Hastings Ignore the armistice offered by the British and invade England by wiping out Humphrey’s base in the fifth Grand Dukes of the West mission “The Hook and Cod Wars”. 20
Shut Up La Hire! Defeat the French army before capturing Joan of Arc in the sixth Grand Dukes of the West mission “The Maid Falls”. 20
Self-Made Man Win without allying with either Argyrus or Guaimar in the first Hautevilles mission “Guiscard Arrives”. 20
Haute, Haute, brief candle! Inspire a rebellion in the second Hautevilles mission “Roger in Sicily”. 10
Italy Jones and the First Crusade Do not lose a hero in the fourth Hautevilles mission “Bohemond in the East”. 20
Burgundian Victory Win a game playing as the Burgundians. 5
Sicilian Victory Win a game playing as the Sicilians. 5
Golden Spurs Transform at least 50 Villagers into Flemish Militia by researching Flemish Revolution. 5
Tour d’Italie Construct a Donjon and use it to train a Serjeant. 5

The Lords of the West DLC launches on January 26th, 2021 and is available to preorder now from the Microsoft Store and Steam for $9.99/£7.99.

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