Civilizations (commonly abbrieviated as Civs) are playable factions in Age of Empires Online. There are currently six available civilizations, three Pro and three Free-to-Play.
There are two classes of civilization. Free-to-Play/Premium civilizations start at level one while Pro civilizations start at level twenty. Though Pro civilizations lack a unique main campaign, they gain immediate access to Argos, Northern Hold,(If bought) and Fertile Crescent(if bought), this allows them to get ready into the battlefield immediately.
Free vs. Premium/Pro Edit
|Rare & Epic Gear||Acquire||Acquire, Use & Craft|
|Empire Points||Acquire & Spend||Acquire & Spend|
|PvP (Sparta)||Unranked||Ranked & Unranked|
|Custom PvP (City Arena)||Play & Host||Play & Host|
|Advisors||Acquire||Acquire and Use|
|Earn Coins from Capital City Stores by 5% sale comission||No||Yes|
|Inventory Buildings Limit||2||5|
|Craft Halls Limit||1||2|
The Babylonian civilization was officially announced on August 10th, 2012 through Euro.
The Norse civilization was officially announced on October 23rd, 2012 through Euro.
The Roman civilization was hinted and was in creation from the start of 2011, but was never finished.
The Neanderthals was announced on April's Fools as a joke.
There are some factions within the civilization which are not playable but can be found in the game files:
- ↑ Age Of Empires Online - Sneak Peak, New Civilizations
- ↑ Game Files from the Build Notes 5233 of Age of Empires Online