How do you celebrate the dawning of a new age of a globally beloved game franchise? Ring the town bell? Visit the blacksmith for some upgrades? How about book a castle, build a giant fully functional trebuchet, and use it to fling a load of assorted items for a smashing good time. Add former World’s Strongest Man and star of Game of Thrones Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson AKA ‘The Mountain’ for good measure and we’re calling it a party!
We’re bringing Charleyy from the Xbox On team to host the medieval madness and we’ve also brought Tod’s Workshop, creator of incredible historical reproduction weapons and artifacts, on board to create the classic siege weapon. The treb stands 18 feet tall with a launching arm weighing 500kg and a range of 200 feet. Phwoar!
Not to be outdone, the monumental special guest The Mountain, who comes in at an impressive 6 feet 9 inches, will compete with Tod’s treb to see if man can beat machine. We’ll be firing armor, a sheep (pinata-form only, no animals will be harmed!).
Age streamer MangoMel is joining to share her best tips for a victory for the ages (trebuchets included)! See all the drama unfold with some explosive fun, all against the backdrop of the historic Berkeley Castle, located in the heart of the UK.
Age of Empires IV is coming day one to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Windows 11, Steam and Microsoft Store on October 28. Happy trebbing! (And remember, if you can’t build a trebuchet of your own, you can always convert one, Wololo!)
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