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Union Update – Updates and a Community Spotlight

Hey Anno Community,

It has been a week since the release of “New World Rising” and we hope your New World is thriving with happy Artistas! We thought it was the perfect moment to stop and have a look at the awesome content you have been sharing with us, as well as giving you an update on what has been going on in the past few days.

Issues with Anno 1800 not starting after Game Update 16

While we are extremely happy to see so many of you experiencing cultural boom in the New World and building amazing Medieval citadels with our latest DLC and CDLC, we are also aware that some of you are currently facing issues with the game not launching since Game Update 16. As stated in this forum thread, we think we have found a fix for the problem and are currently in validation. We should be able to tell you a timeline for the fix tomorrow. We recommend following our forum thread to stay up to date with the latest news, as we will update it as soon as we have more information.

Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

“New World Rising” Twitch Drops

One last reminder for our current Twitch Drops campaign, as you still have 3 days to grab two fancy new ornaments dedicated to “New World Rising”! All you need to do is grab a snack and a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer) and watch your favourite Anno livestream for 2 hours.

Community Challenge – Cultural Boom

We are halfway through the “Cultural Boom” Community Challenge. First of all, wow! There is still a week to go, but you already passed it with over 107 million Artistas! You have done an excellent job in welcoming new residents to your New World islands, so we decided to add something else as a reward: two new profile colours – congratulations, Annoholics!

And now we wonder – will you get to 200 million by the end of the Challenge and show off your outstanding city-building skills?

Community Spotlight

With the release of “New World Rising” and the “Old Town” Pack CDLC at the same time, we decided to dedicate today’s Community Spotlight to these two themes and the wonderful screenshots you have shared so far.

We start with Maulwurf_Viking2371, who shared this amazing screenshot on the Annoverse Discord: this seems like the perfect location for a small Medieval town, plus the idea of building it next to the fortress makes it even more special. Great shot!

When it comes to beauty building in Anno 1800, Aestris never disappoints. Aestris has been sharing a lot of screenshots portraying life on Manola – it was difficult for us to choose only one screenshot, as every one of them looked stunning! Therefore, we decided to go for an overview of Manola. Mixing the ornaments from different packs, including the “Old Town” Pack is a great way to spice things up.

We love screenshots that tell us a story in some way, and we thought that this collection of screenshots by Hippimichi on Reddit does exactly that. We chose to highlight a close-up of the old town and the merchant, while you can also see a parade about to enter the old town walls, but we recommend checking out the whole collection on Reddit!

Artistas bring wonderful colours to the New World, and One_King_4900 has captured this splash of colours by night. We love the contrast of the quiet darkness surrounding the bright and colourful Artistas residences, enhanced by those faint streetlights. What a lovely combination!




  1. V Via4Uplay December 17, 2022

    Thank you for the continual updates. As you might know already, I had a minor bug where some unseen obstacles could be left in a harbor area when you put and remove water buildings again and again. It can be reset just by save and load but can be real trouble for people who don’t know the solution.

    I’ve just started touching the NWR features and the new tier buildings are extremely sweet! I have to consider the way to improve my cities with those.

  2. m mayosa7 December 15, 2022

    Please please please please please please let one of the colours be red. Any chance we can also have the remaining portraits for the remaining new world residents ie the jornaleros and the obrero/ Eva Rodriguez in the grand gallery at least 🙂 . Thank you very much for a wonderful game have a wonderful holiday!

    • H Humility925 December 16, 2022

      isn’t pirate Anne Harlow already got red one? I’m not sure we get red due Anne Harlow and Jean La Fortune by default, if player got red, it’s would be very confused whatever it’s player’s ship or pirate ship so go on.

  3. P Pinepyi December 15, 2022

    Really excited for the new profile colors! May I ask what colors will we be getting?


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