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Age of Empires 4 (IV) 4K HDR Video Pack: How to get & download it?

Age of Empires 4 presents players with a simulation of the medieval ages and prominent civilizations. Its been 16 years since the last addition to the the franchise. Many fans and new players have awaited for the game’s release to experience the Strategic maps, immersive terrains, buildings, armies etc. This installment of the game comes in a normal version and a more expensive deluxe version. This however is not a requirement to acquire the 4k HDR Video Pack. According to the official overview:

“The Digital Deluxe Edition includes everything from Age of Empires IV, plus digital bonus content which includes the official Age of Empires IV soundtrack, Unit Counters Chart, art compilation from digital painter Craig Mullins, and exclusive in-game content including a Coat of Arms, Player Profile portrait, and Monument.”

To experience a more immersive experience within the game, Age of Empires 4 has included a Separate downloadable Pack. This Pack includes 4K HDR ultra-high fidelity Campaign and Hands on History videos for the game. It is only available on the Microsoft Store and STEAM. It is free to download as long as you have purchased the game from the store.  Make sure to have the recommended or higher specs to be able to run this pack. Here is a gameplay clip Xbox had released initially:

Here are steps to download Age of Empires 4 4K HDR Video Pack from the Steam Store:

STEP1: Open STEAM and search for Age of empires 4.

STEP2: Scroll down and click on the “Age of Empires IV – 4k HDR Pack” as shown in the picture below.

STEP3: Click on Download. (This will only work if you have already installed the game without the pack already installed)

AOE4 4k HDR STEAM
AOE4 4k HDR STEAM

Here are steps to download the 4K HDR Video Pack from the Microsoft Store:

STEP1: Open Microsoft Store and search for Age of empires 4.

STEP2: Click on the “Age of Empires IV – 4k HDR Pack” as directed in the picture below.

STEP3: Click on Download. (This will only work if you have already installed the game without the pack already installed)

AOE4 4k HDR Microsoft Store
AOE4 4k HDR Microsoft Store

You can turn on the HDR graphics through the settings menu in-game. The pack is usually automatically downloaded through the Microsoft store. It is separate only while downloading through the Xbox Game Pass. This pack is not necessary for the game to run, rather, it is for those players who want to experience an enhanced graphics gameplay. Players must also keep in mind that while utilizing this pack, they will will have to compromise with performance. However, this wont be an issue for players with beefy PCs.

You can check out the full list of Hotkeys and Shortcuts for AOE4 here.

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