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Union Update: Let’s celebrate 2019!

It was an eventful year and we reach the final week of the Anno Union coverage until head into our traditional winter break in order to
recharge our batteries, most likely during Co-op matches with our friends and
family. And to end this exciting and eventful year on a high note, as we have two more live-streams to come, an early Christmas gift for all of you and not to forget, we had our big win at this year’s German Entwicklerpreis game awards show!

Game Update 6.1 lands tomorrow, Tuesday December 17. at 2pm CET

The start of the week is marked by Game Update 6.1, which will land Tuesday December 13. at 2pm CET (tentatively). The update will address issues reported by our communities about instances of stability and performance issues as well as getting rid of the pesky fog haunting your islands. You can check out the full release notes here. Smooth sailing!

Anno 1800 wins in four categories at the German Game Awards

The Anno Union accompanied the development of the game since the early days and your influence on the quality of the game is something which we are very proud of. And so should you be, given the fact that Anno 1800 had been nominated for four awards at this year’s Germen Developer Awards: Best Graphics, Best Sound, Best Game Design and overall Best Game.


As you can imagine, we were incredibly excited to win not one, not two, not three, but four of these awards for our game! Thank you all for your support and encouragement during development of the game.

Lights and camera on – Two more live-streams to come this Wednesday and Friday!

What better way to end the year for us than to celebrate 2019 and the upcoming holiday season with all of you.

This Wednesday, we will host another episode of our AnnoCast livestream directly from the Anno 1800 studio in Mainz. As has become a tradition in the last years, we invite you to our get together where we reminisce about 2019’s big milestones, from launch to the many updates which followed, while playing Anno 1800, eating cookies and raffling out a few early Christmas gifts to our loyal viewers.
AnnoCast: Holiday Special this Wednesday, December 18 at 4pm CET until 6pm CET

But our Anno 1800 community team does not plan to end the year quietly either, as they will once more journey into the frozen north on their search for the lost Christmas presents. To find out whether they will succeed (plus a chance to grab some Anno goodies yourself), tune in this Friday to support them morally on their adventure.
AnnoAfternoon: The lost Presents, December 20 at 5pm CET until 7pm CET 

And to watch, the only thing you have to do is to grab a tea or hot chocolate (we hear there may be some coffee shortages…) and to tune in to our official Ubisoft Blue Byte channel: Twitch.tv/ubisoftbluebyte 

  And to ensure that you don’t miss any future shows, feel free to follow our channel and the Anno 1800 category on twitch!


Anno 1800 Wallpaper Pack

Last but not least, we have a little gift for all of you to get you in the right mood for the holidays. In response to the high demand from our communities, we re-sized a bunch of the Anno 1800 season pass and holiday key-arts and wrapped them in a nice Wallpaper package. Don’t forget to let us know your favorite one and we are curious if you created your own Anno wallpapers in the past.

You can just download the package here:


Happy Holidays and we see you Wednesday!






  1. H Hannover8 December 20, 2019

    Thank you for the awesome wallpapers!
    Congratulations team!!

  2. a alleria.sb December 17, 2019

    Congratulations!! The awards are all well deserved, I’m sure.
    Thank you for letting us be part of this great game, and thank you so much for the wallpaper pack, the art is truly beautiful!

  3. K Katje-Katrien December 17, 2019


    Congratulations for winning all those well deserved awards. 😀

    Happy holidays Special.



  4. A AemaethNorrhart December 16, 2019


    YESSSSS !!!

    Thank you so much for this. Those wallpaper are awesome. I really like the artistic direction with “monet / impressionnist style” design ! “Nightlife” wallpaper have a real feeling… I really imagine nights’ walk in latin quarter in Paris near the Seine.

    Congratulations for your achievements. You deserve it !

    Have a nice holidays to all of you !

    Bisous from Paris.


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