Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – How to Skip the Intro Cinematic

A quick guide on how to skip the introduction cinematics when you launch the game.

Skip the Introduction Cinematic

  • Go to … \steamapps\common\AoE2DE\resources\_common\movies
  • Create a folder named “backup”.
  • Move aoeii4K.wmv and aoeiide_titlevideo.wmv to the backup folder.
  • Enjoy!

The game should launch now without the intro videos/cinematic.