Advancing to the Next Age (Dawn of a New Age in the original) is the fourth scenario of the Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.
"Exploration and contact with other cultures has brought new ideas to Egypt. You are learning new skills, including new technologies for fishing. Advance your culture to the Tool Age to gain access to even better skills and capabilities."—In-game campaign description
This campaign emphasizes only the process from the Stone Age to the Tool Age, but this tactic is crucial in advancing through later stages as well. Since game play can be quite intense for new players in more advanced campaigns, it can be useful for beginners to use it as a training mode in an attempt to complete it as soon as possible.
- Advance to the Tool Age.
Once again, there are no enemies in this campaign, making this one much easier than the previous one. The main focus of the scenario is resource collecting, since at least 220 wood is required to build two buildings, which are needed to advance to the Tool Age. 500 food is also required in order to advance into the Tool Age. Food is scant near the player's settlement so the key here is once again in the picture, scouting.
The only Food source on the island are two Elephants, one east and one south, which provide a maximum of 600 food. Since Food depletes in wildlife over time, the best bet to gather Food is by fishing. Instead of spending time on hunting elephants, have the Villagers collect Wood while your Fishing Boats are busy collecting Fish. Once enough resources are gathered, the scenario is complete.
Historical outcome Edit
"The prehistoric Egyptians moved into the Tool Age and successfully kept up with technology advances because of their location. The river and the nearby coast were natural trade routes for desirable commodities, and ideas traveled as well. The combination of rich lands and good trade was a foundation for the Egyptian expansion that was to come."—In-game section