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Fans of the strategy game series were disappointed when Age of Empires 4 was released: there was no option for the friendly taunting of opponents in multiplayer lobbies or for using fun cheats in battles against the AI. Season 3 of the game, released a year after the initial launch, finally filled this gaping hole with a bunch of entertaining cheat codes and taunts you can use.

How to use cheats in Age of Empires 4

You can enable cheats in Age of Empires 4 by checking the respective setting in the Game Setup menu when you create a Custom Game.

You can use a cheat code by simply typing it into chat and hitting enter once the match has begun, just like in every other Age of Empires game.

Every cheat in Age of Empires 4

These are all available cheat codes in Age of Empires 4:

  • photon man: Spawn a Photon Man unit (Skirmish)
  • inna jiffy: Instantly build, research, and produce units (Skirmish
  • full meal deal: Grant yourself food resources (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • i have an app idea: Grant yourself gold resources (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • take it for granite: Grant yourself stone resources (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • knock on wood: Grant yourself wood resources (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • smorgasbord: Grant yourself 100,000 of every resource (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • i give up: Instantly lose the game (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • it was known: Remove Fog of War (Skirmish)
  • it is known: Reveal/hide Map (Skirmish)
  • another round: Slow down simulation in a campaign mission (Campaign)
  • another cup: Enable Turbo Mode in a campaign mission (Campaign)
  • age me up scotty: Advance into the next age (Skirmish)
  • make it quick: Kill selected units and buildings (Skirmish)
  • anti-poke: Make all units and buildings invulnerable (Skirmish)
  • you monster: Kill all Gaia units such as animals (Skirmish)
  • king size beds: Enables maximum Population Capacity (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • at the core: Spawn one of each core unit (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • big bad sheep: Turn sheep into wolves (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • out with the new: Replace the attack notification alarm with the Age of Empires 2 alarm (Skirmish and Campaign)
  • one of us: Convert selected units (Skirmish)
  • this is fine: Set selected buildings on fire (Skirmish)
  • zeleport: Teleport your selected units to your cursor (Skirmish)
  • minimally minimal: Hides the UI (Skirmish and Campaign)

Taunts in Age of Empires 4

Taunts are a stable part of the online multiplayer culture in Age of Empires. In Age of Empires 2, all you had to do was enter certain numbers into the chat of a lobby and it would play sound effects or voice lines such as the famous “start the game already!” or "wololo!". You can now do the same in Age of Empires 4.

In the lobby chat, enter "/" and then the number of the desired taunt. You can look those up in your player profile in the game. However, you won't have access to all taunts right away. Some you'll have to unlock first, for example by completing a ranked season at any placement.

If you don't want to hear any taunts, you have the option to disable them in the menu's online settings.