Age of Empires Online - Project Celeste Free to Play (PC Game)

Project Celeste is the premier free to play rehosting of Age of Empires Online, in accordance with Microsoft's "Game content usage rules". You can download it here:

Project Celeste brings the whole game back (sans alliance wars bonuses, all 3 sets of quests are unlocked for all players instead), with brand new maps, tilesets, huntables, cosmetic gear and structures, quest lines and city locations, and have the Romans civ coming soon! (ETA March 2020 )

As stipulated as requirements for legal use in the GCUR, all the content is free, and the community uses donations to fund server infrastructure and tournament prize pool costs! Players have access to all 6 civs, and there is ZERO microtransactions in the game.

All the tournaments are played on , and reuploaded on

Playlists of the last 2 tournaments, all finals, and nearly all qualifiers streamed and casted!:
Gerda's Gauntlet, August 2019:

Cup of Beer 4, December 2019:

A list of the 2019 Community Challenge VODs:
Week 1 (Saturday 5/10/19):
Week 2 (Saturday 12/10/19):
Week 3 (Saturday 19/10/19):
Week 4 (Saturday 26/10/19):
Week 5 (Saturday 02/11/19):
Week 6 (Saturday 23/11/19):
Week 7 (Saturday 7/12/19):
Week 8 (Sunday 15/12/19):

Hope to see you on the field! Player level and gear does not matter, nor do advisors in Sparta (ranked) or arena (custom) PvP! A new UI for Arena and Skirmish is in the works, but I can't really give an ETA on that until the other side of the new civilization's release next year!

The PvE content and cosmetics have also been vastly expanded, and continue to do so! A recent change to many advisors to improve their viability released last week ( and the new Winter Event is coming shortly after christmas!

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