Can You Rotate Buildings in Age of Empires IV?

Age of Empires IV Review

Have you been trying to rotate your buildings in Age of Empires IV to no avail? You’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know.

A mighty empire should have a powerful army, an excellent navy and a bustling city. And that city should look the part too. In Age of Empires IV, the much-anticipated sequel just released on PC, it is easy to achieve the might of arms – but the ability to rotate buildings would help make your emerging metropolis look every bit the part.

Despite the community desperately wanting the feature, it took the best part of 20 years for players to be able to turn their buildings 90 degrees in Age of Empires I and II. You’d think after that long wait that you’d be able to in day one of Age of Empires IV.

Unfortunately not. At this present time it simply is not possible, without the use of mods, to rotate buildings in Age of Empires IV.

Fortunately, it doesn’t matter too much. Most things are square so in terms of aesthetics it isn’t the end of the world. And thankfully, walls, gates and the like can be built free-hand. 

You will have to rely on other means to make your economical centres look the part. Certainly, the new 4K visuals look good in their own right, but you’ll only be able to look at these from one point of view.

But who knows, maybe in 2040 we’ll be able to rotate our buildings. Here’s hoping.

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