How to Rotate Buildings in Age of Empires 4

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Age of Empires 4 sets a new standard for real-time strategy and builds upon decades of previous work to create the definitive AoE experience. It might then be considered a little strange that players are asking how they can rotate buildings!

What should be a simple task that was added in the previously remastered AoE 3 would surely make its way into the latest instalment, right? Well, we may have some bad news for you...


Can you Rotate Buildings in Age of Empires 4?

Currently, it's not possible to rotate buildings in Age of Empires 4. The fixed camera perspective can be rotated but individual buildings can not.

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There is no option to rotate before or after a building is placed.

You may think this is a major step back but in truth, there is no real need for the feature to be present. Relic and World's Edge have cleverly built each AoE map in a way where the landscape moulds itself to what you build.


Each building also has a square base meaning there's no risk of overlapping and the game simply won't allow it and rotation wouldn't fix the issue. This means that even if you could rotate buildings it would be a purely aesthetic feature to change up the look of your towns.

Age of Empires 4 Review

If you want to know our thoughts on Age of Empires 4 as a whole you can check out our review below! No, the inability to rotate buildings doesn't factor into our overall impressions!


We enjoyed our time with the game and can't wait to see how it evolves as an experience over the coming years and the modding community has had ample time with the game! It does the series proud and sets a new bar for quality and performance that all real-time strategy games now must strive to accomplish