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All Age of Empires 4 cheats

Here are all the AoE 4 cheats, providing you with all of the resources and game-altering goodness you could possibly need in the RTS hit.

Age of Empires 4 cheats: a selection of historical figures making up the AoE 4 key art

What are the Age of Empires 4 cheats? Cheats are a strong staple of strategy games, and the Age of Empires series is known for some great ones. From magical bears to cars that can fire bullets, we’ve been able to do some weird and wonderful things over the years. Though they were absent at launch, cheats finally arrived with the AoE 4 Anniversary Edition in late 2022, and they certainly haven’t disappointed.

As one of the best RTS games out there, Age of Empires 4 continues the hit series’ tradition of blending helpful resource codes with the weird and wonderful. With one cheat you can turn the natural world on its head, while another sees the return of one of the most iconic AoE units that can only be spawned through chat-based skullduggery. If you’re unsure how to activate cheats in AoE 4 jump to the bottom of this guide, otherwise let’s get into the cheats.

Age of Empires 4 Cheats

Here is the full list of Age of Empires 4 cheats:

Unit cheats

  • at the core – spawns one of each core unit
  • big bad wolf – turns sheep into wolves
  • this is fine – sets highlighted buildings on fire
  • king size beds – activate max pop cap
  • one of us – converts highlighted unit
  • photon man – creates a Photon Man unit
  • you monster – kills all animals
  • zeleport – teleports selected units to cursor’s current location

Resource cheats

  • smorgasbord – give 100,000 of each resource
  • full meal deal – gives 100,000 food
  • i have an app idea – gives 100,000 gold
  • take it for granite – gives 100,000 stone
  • knock on wood – gives 100,000 wood

Map & miscellaneous cheats

  • age me up scotty – advances civilization to the next age
  • anti-poke – makes selected units and buildings invulnerable
  • another cup – enables turbo mode in campaign
  • another round – enables slow-mo mode in campaign
  • i give up – instant lose
  • inna jiffy – instant build/research
  • it is known – hides or reveals map
  • it was known – removes fog of war
  • make it quick – kills selected units and buildings
  • minimally minimal – hides UI
  • out with the new – replaces AOE 4’s attack alarm with the AOE 2 alarm

Age of Empires 4 cheats: a top-down view of a civilization with large walls

How to cheat in Age of Empires 4

As with previous Age of Empires games, cheating in AoE 4 is a simple case of opening up the chat menu in-game using the ‘Enter’ key, before inputting and sending your required cheat. Codes are case-sensitive, so make sure they’re typed in as shown in this guide.

Before this, though, you’re going to need to make sure cheats are enabled – be it in your Campaign, Skirmish, or Custom game. To do this in Campaign or Skirmish, launch into a game, open up the ‘Game Mode’ window, and check the ‘Cheats’ box. For Custom games, if you’re the session host you can simply check the ‘Cheats Allowed’ box in the ‘Game Setup’ tab before you begin the game.

As with the Age of Empires 2 cheats, turning cheats on in AoE 4 will prevent you from being able to earn any Achievements or masteries in your current session, so beware!

And that’s the full list of Age of Empires 4 cheats. If you’re looking for further help with AoE 4, be sure to consult our guides to Age of Empires 4 hotkeys, Age of Empires 4 civilisations, and Age of Empires 4 relics. Happy cheating!