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Announcing the Anno 1800 Season 2 Pass

Prior to the release of The Passage last December, we excitedly announced our plan to deliver even more Anno 1800 to our 1 million+ pioneers of industrial revolution throughout 2020. This presents a unique opportunity for the Anno team, as it means that Anno 1800 will be receiving more postlaunch support than any previous game in the series! In the past, development of content has ended a year or so after the release of an Anno game, with the team moving on to the next title. With Anno 1800, we are excited to have the chance to flesh out the world of the industrial revolution even further, with new systems, citizen tiers and yes, even a new continent. Enter stage right: The Anno 1800 Season 2 Pass, which will be adding three exciting new DLCs to the game this year!

Seat of Power (March 24)

It all begins later this month with our next DLC pack, Seat of Power, which allows you to construct a magnificent palace fit for the ruler of an industrial empire. And while we know that our modular buildings like the zoo or botanical garden are big hits with beauty builders, the palace has an altogether more profound impact on life in your capital. As the eponymous Seat of Power, the palace will house several departments, each giving you not only a passive bonus, but also the pick of several policies that you can use to influence different aspects of life in your city.

A majestically illuminated palace at night

Game Update 7 (March 24, free for all players)

Speaking of influence, we would be remiss if we did not mention our free Game Updates. As with Season 1, each of our three Season 2 DLCs will release alongside a free Game Update that will further improve and enhance the game for all Anno 1800 players. With Game Update 7, we will tackle one of the most discussed game systems by adding three separate difficulty tiers for the influence system. With this change, you can select whether you want to earn more, less or the same amount of influence as you currently do. And yes, this will also apply to existing save games, asking you to pick a difficulty the first time you load up your save game!

Bright Harvest (Summer 2020)

With our second DLC, we are taking the technological marvels of the second industrial revolution to the countryside, allowing you to boost your farms’ productivity to unknown heights! To do so, you will place new tractor modules on your farms, which will increase the overall productivity of the farm, while also lowering the required workforce. Depending on how many farms you have, this could mean a whole lot more space on your islands, and we can’t wait to see what you do with it! Of course, you will have to make sure that your tractors don’t run out of fuel along the way…

Early technical test of a tractor

To round out the theme of industrialization, Bright Harvest will also include a new selection of farming-and-industry-themed ornaments, to make your cities feel even livelier.

Land of Lions (2020)

We bet you didn’t see this one coming, eh? Jokes aside, we know that the community has been clamoring for an African-inspired session in Anno 1800 ever since we first announced that the game would be using the Session system, way back in 2017. Good things come to those who wait, and we are happy to say that Land of Lions will be the biggest DLC for Anno 1800, including a new session and continent, new citizen tiers, buildings, production chains and quests. In a new storyline, you will travel to the drylands to join up with Emperor Ketema, as he works to turn his lands green.

Discover the Land of Lions later this year

You will do so using the new irrigation system, making smart use of what little existing water there is on the map to construct a network of canals and fertile patches of soil. Anno veterans will notice similarities to Anno 1404’s Noria, though Land of Lions puts an all-new spin on the timeless fantasy of making the desert bloom. We also listened to your feedback regarding the Passage, and rest assured that Land of Lions will have a deeper impact on things in the old world! We will have much more information about all the new content later this year.

The Season 2 Pass is now available!

In addition to these three DLCs, buyers of the Season 2 Pass will also receive three exclusive new ornaments when Seat of Power launches on March 24th— so enjoy your first look at the appropriately-themed ‘Palatial Column’, ‘Ploughman’s Glory’ and ‘Elephountain’.

The Palatial Column and majestic Elephountain

The Season 2 Pass for Anno 1800 (including Seat of Power, Bright Harvest, Land of Lions and the three ornaments) is now available for purchase from Epic Games Store, Steam (Update: The Season 2 Pass sadly won’t become available on Steam until Seat of POwer and Uplay, for a price of 24,99 $/ €, which will represent a saving of 9,99 $/ € versus individual purchase of the three DLCs. We can’t wait to show you more about all three DLCs, and our free Game Updates over the coming months!

The Ploughman’s Glory is a monument to your farming prowess

21 Comments

  1. fredericsboyer fredericsboyer

    Totally agree with the comment of Dusik46, really illegal situation and misleading information in the Uplay store when you try to buy and enjoy the product (no pre order button), and finally, after a few hours spent to reach the support because you can´t see your purchase activated in the game, you are informed that you will have to wait 6 months or more ( because we don´t know exactly) to enjoy the product, and to learn that “sorry but unfortunately no refund possible” …. so much agile work for a beautiful product and such a misleading info ….

  2. dusik46 dusik46

    It’s absolutely outrageously that Uplay already sells this DLC while only first one ready. Had to waste a lot of time to understand why another DLC’s are unavailable in the game.
    They should have change Buy button with Pre-order or at least give this info in description. Thinking now about refund.

  3. jimbom14 jimbom14

    How many ornaments will be added in the “Bright Harvest” pack? What type of things will there be in that?

    Loving the new DLC!!

  4. iznano4nik iznano4nik

    I understand correctly that the season 2 pass in Steam is available for purchase on the day of the first add-on release – 24 March??

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  5. Katje-Katrien Katje-Katrien

    Hello,

    Congratulation with reaching over 1 million players.
    And thank you for that beautiful ornament. I like it very much. It is very nice to watch the globe turning around. Specially with the day and night cycle and you can see through that golden globe. I really love it.

    I am looking forward to the Seat of Power DLC and the new influence system.
    I can’t wait to try it out. I think that it can be quite a challenge when playing with the highest difficulty for influence points and trying to find a good balance by using the benefits of the Palace departments.

    Question:

    It has been said that the new influence system is compatible with the old save games. But what will happen when you have 10 influence points and you change it to easy, [u]Will you have a high amount of influence points?[/U]
    Or when you change it to the highest difficulty, will you suddenly have a large amount of [U]negative influence points?[/u]

    I am also looking forward to the 3 new exclusive ornaments. I like that “Elephountain” ornament very much.

    I am also excited for “the theme of industrialization” and hope to get more information soon.

    I was very pleased with the announcement of “The Land Of Lions” DLC. This will be a very special one for me. I was hoping a long time for it.

    And now up for the next million players.

    Kind regards,

    Katje-Katrien

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  6. tcuvillier2 tcuvillier2

    Gonna wait until Seat of power is out to start a new game then ! Looks great !

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  7. Cooppeeer Cooppeeer

    Why can’t I buy Season 2 Pass in Steam?

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  8. fontaine08 fontaine08

    Oh man! I love this one. Looking forward to the exciting DLCs as a fanatic ANNO fan!

  9. Rastfarian Rastfarian

    Yes, yes YES! – So excited. Gimme, Gimme, GIMME!

  10. FerudaFarstaria FerudaFarstaria

    And yet Marcel had to trick us during a UNION Talk. Saying no new regions. Jokes aside I am happy to hear there are more regions being added to the game. I was hoping for a Asian session. But this African session feels much better as it has some features that relate to ANNO 1404 with the desert and needing water for farming areas. I honestly think this makes better sense. And brings back some old memories from 1404.

    I am very happy to hear that ANNO 1800 has over 1 million players now. That is fantastic news to hear for the ANNO series! I like to take a moment to congratulate the ANNO team and the developers for a job well done! You have brought ANNO back to it’s formal glory again. I am very happy to see that ANNO is going strong once more. With a player base that keep growing rapidly. Keep up the great work! Keep ANNO going strong!

    Best,
    Feruda

  11. olblf olblf

    Omg!!! I’m so happy right now!! Can’t wait!!!

  12. stedke stedke

    I have a steam version of the game. How can I buy that season pass? It does not show in the steam search.

  13. KarlosCV KarlosCV

    Wow, an African DLC. Can I have it now?

    But seriously, very exciting news. One question – last year I read a Reddit comment from someone in BlueByte about single scenarios (think Power Games in 2070). Apparently you had some feedback these were not very requested so you got rid of them and focused on the more popular elements of the Anno games. Fair enough, understandable.
    I always loved the scenarios though. Is there any chance they could come back, now that 1800 so hugely successful? Thanks and good luck!

  14. Barracuda1955 Barracuda1955

    Looking forward to another great season with Anno. A big Thank You to everyone for he past year and what is yet to come for this season in Anno 1800. Onwards with the fun 🙂

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