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Happy Birthday Anno 1800!

Grab a piece of the birthday cake, Anno 1800 is turning 5 today!

Half a decade of Anno 1800 (and even longer for anyone who’s been following the game since its reveal in 2017) is quite some time and a lot has happened since the release back in April 2019. Let’s go on a little nostalgia trip together:

Five years really are a long time for any game, and we wouldn’t have been able to work on Anno 1800 for such a time without YOUR support. It was also your support that enabled us to reach


over 4 million players!


To celebrate both this milestone and the birthday, we’ll be adding a special monument to the game for everyone in our update in May:

CDLC 14 – The Steampunk Pack

This evening, we also held our birthday livestream with special guests Laura (Prop Artist) and Manuel (Creative Director). Not only did we celebrate Anno 1800 turning 5, however, we also had – as announced – a first look at the upcoming “Steampunk” Pack Cosmetic DLC for Anno 1800!

If you missed the livestream and want to know more: You can find the full VOD here.

Alternatively, at the end of April we’ll release a blog – as usual – with all information on the Steampunk Pack and its content.

Anno 1800 birthday giveaways

To further celebrate this anniversary, we have two little giveaways for you: We’re teaming up with Art4Fans to produce several Anno 1800 art prints that would surely look absolutely fantastic on your walls at home.

You’ll be able to buy them starting today!

A few lucky ones among you will be able to get your hands on one of those prints via our little contest over on Twitter starting tomorrow (17th)!

You will have to quote-retweet our post (to be posted tomorrow evening) and with the hashtag #AnnoGiveaway – and maybe tell us a bit about your time with Anno 1800!

Amongst all valid entries we will randomly select 5 winners.

On Wednesday (18th) we’ll also be giving away keys for both the PC as well as the Console version of Anno 1800 over on the Anno Subreddit.

Keep an eye out for our post there on Thursday afternoon. Here, as well, we want to hear about your favourite moment in or memory of Anno 1800 to celebrate its birthday. Among all participants we’ll randomly select 10 winners who can pick their prize.




  1. T TheStarjon April 27, 2024

    If you add more cosmetics (which I am all for), will you fix the bug that some of them don’t appear in the building menu if sorted by type (instead of progress)? Some categories are just full (4 rows of 8 items each) if you have all CDLCs, e.g. the city wending stalls. I looked at the game files, there should be more buildings in there, they just aren’t displayed.

    •   Ubi-Thorlof April 28, 2024

      Hey there! Yes, this bug will be fixed with the upcoming update in May 🙂
      Patch Notes to follow soon.

      • T TheStarjon April 28, 2024

        Oh, cool! I must say I wasn’t really expecting that, because my bug report experience was kind of frustrating. But I guess it was worth it in the end. 🙂

  2. 7 76561198009399935 April 24, 2024

    Hello, can we please get an answer, what happened to the world market and voting system in ANNO2205?

    •   Ubi-Thorlof April 24, 2024

      Hey there, we’ve forwarded the issue to the relevant teams last week. They are currently investigating the problem – that’s all the information we have right now, I’m afraid.

  3. c cooeric April 20, 2024

    Hi, Anno 1800 team. I am Eric from China Shanghai. And I can’t join your Twitter Anno 1800 birthday activity because of the firewall of internet. I’ve been playing this game for 5 years 4000hours+(yes, right after this game released). I wanna say thank you and told you that I just finished my final work of Anno 1800 (2100 hours for one single game save).

    This game save population is just 1,000,000. All people’s demand and resteruant or shopping mall needs are fully fullfilled. Following are some screenshot~ If you need more, please let me know via email (luguannan0810@foxmail.com).

    At last, happy birthday to Anno 1800!

    •   Ubi-Thorlof April 24, 2024

      Hey Eric, sorry to hear you can’t participate in this giveaway – glad to hear you’re having such a great time with Anno 1800, though!
      That’s A LOT of hours, very impressive. Hope you took some coffee breaks in between 😉

  4. S SerikaG April 17, 2024

    Guess we have to wait the next anno for another whole year. No matter what, a great journey indeed. Hope you don’t keep us waiting too long!
    In the meantime, could you do something for anno 2205’s world market and voting system? It’s just not working.

    •   Ubi-Thorlof April 25, 2024

      Hey SerikaG, we’ve forwarded the issue to the relevant teams last week. They are currently investigating the problem – that’s all the information we have right now, I’m afraid.
      We hope there are better news soon.

      • S SerikaG April 28, 2024

        Thanks for the answer Thorlof! hope there will have some good news soon

  5. P Profitoast1234 April 17, 2024

    Anno 1800 gave me some of my favourite gaming moments I had. The planning, the panic when a harbour get’s attacked, the aesthetics. Truly magnificent. Thank you


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