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"The fastest way to reach your enemy is also the most dangerous one - through narrow canyons with enemies firing from above."

Map description
Canyonminimap

Canyons mini map with eight players

Canyons is a special random map introduced in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms.

Overview Edit

The eponymous Canyons divide the map and form a cross in the center that players may cross to reach one another. However, they can be circumvented by just walking at the edges of the map. It must be noted, though, that the path there is rather narrow and easily be wallable as opposed to the central canyons which cannot be walled because the path is shallow water. The canyons also feature four large Gold Mines and Relics. They are hard to gather from because they are hard to defend and easy to attack.

Environment Edit

The map features a lot of Dragon Tree forests on a dirty desert terrain. The cliffs in the center forming the canyons are the only elevation on the map, and the shallows there are the only water. As shallows, it does not feature any fish. Animals are rare apart from the player's starting positions; only a few Lions stalk the desert. Gold and Stone Mines are relatively common, especially gold considering the rich deposits in the canyons (see gallery).

Starting resources Edit

The following resources are found close to every player's starting Town Center and can freely be gathered at the game start. As trees as a source of wood are easily accessible on every map and hard to pinpoint to a number, they are not listed here.

Relics Edit

4 Relics are always placed right next the the central Gold Mines. Thus, they can only be reached by walking straight in the heart of the canyon.

Gallery Edit

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