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Revision as of 04:21, 4 March 2021

Anno 2070
Anno 2070 cover
Ubisoft Blue Byte
Related Designs
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2011
Metacritic 83
Series Anno
Anno 2070 on HowLongToBeat
Anno 2070 on IGDB
Anno 2070 on MobyGames
Anno 2070 on Wikipedia
Anno 1602 1998
Anno 1503 2003
Anno 1701 2006
Anno 1404 2009
Anno 2070 2011
Anno Online 2013
Anno 2205 2015
Anno 1800 2019
Anno 1404: History Edition 2020
Anno 1503: History Edition 2020
Anno 1602: History Edition 2020
Anno 1701: History Edition 2020

Anno 2070 is a game in the Anno series.

SolidShield DRM was removed from Steam and Uplay versions of the game on July 8, 2020.[1]

Key points

No longer requires a constant internet connection. Playable offline.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Ubisoft Forums
Ubisoft Support


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Can only be used x times
TAGES Solidshield DRM, 3 machine limit.
Epic Games Store
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Complete Edition
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Complete Edition
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Complete Edition
Green Man Gaming
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Complete Edition
Humble Store
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Complete Edition
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Can be launched without the Steam client by renaming or deleting steam_api.dll.[3]
Ubisoft Store
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Complete Edition
All versions require Ubisoft Connect DRM. Playable offline after activation; no longer requires a constant internet connection.[2]


A demo is available for download here.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deep Ocean Expansion
Keeper Package DLC
Development Package DLC
Eden Series Package DLC
Central Statistical Package DLC
Crisis Response Package DLC
Distrust Series Package DLC
E.V.E. Package DLC
Silent Running Package DLC
Nordamark Line Package DLC

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Edit the <SkipIntro> line in the game's Engine.ini file[citation needed]
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Config\
  2. Open Engine.ini.
  3. Change <SkipIntro>0</SkipIntro> to <SkipIntro>1</SkipIntro>.
  4. Save the file and then close it.


Patch 1.04 is the latest version.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/48240/pfx/[Note 1]
Settings are saved in Engine.ini.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ANNO 2070\Accounts\
%APPDATA%\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Accounts\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/48240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

Video settings

General settings.
General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Remove camera zoom limitation[5]

Download RDA Explorer from http://www.anno2170-arrc.de/index.php?page=maps (in the middle of the page)

First part:

  1. Open patch7.rda with RDA Explorer (patch7 is in Anno 2070/maindata)
  2. Open bindings.ini in patch7, it is at data>config>game>bindings.ini
  3. Add this line, under #camera commands : bind("END","/togglesimplecammode()")
  4. Save the modifications, unckecking [compress RDA file]

Second Part:

  1. Go to \AppData\Roaming\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Config and open engine.ini
  2. Find the following lines and modify them like this :




Finally, while in game use the "End" key to toggle the unlocked camera.

Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.


Multiplayer types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 443, 14000, 14008, 14020, 14021, 14022, 14023, 14024.
UDP 80, 3074
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed

Can't connect to Uplay server

Can't connect to Uplay server[6]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
  2. Open hosts in Notepad as Administrator
  3. Add the following lines: static3.cdn.ubi.com static11.cdn.ubi.com

Autopatcher refuses to patch

Autopatcher refuses to patch[citation needed]
Tested on Impulse Driven.
  1. Reinstall the game outside Program Files.
  2. Run the autopatcher again.

Game crashes on startup

Game crashes on startup[citation needed]

The game seems to hate overlays. Steam and Uplay don't cause issues, but a lot of other software, such as third-party screenshot makers, antialiasing utilities like MacType, cause crashes on startup. Disable or close them beforehand.

Can't click on anything in the main menu

Can't click on anything in the main menu[citation needed]

This issue comes from using the program Actual Multiple Monitors for multi monitor setups. This can either by fixed by simply closing the program or setting the Anno2070.exe as an exclusion in the Window Settings Tab of Actual Multiple Monitors.

Game looping after activating Deep Ocean

Bypass add-on message[7]
  1. Download the Anno 2070 offline patcher.
  2. Disconnect your PC from the internet to ensure the patch installs correctly.
  3. Once offline, extract the zip file and install the program with administrator rights.
  4. You are going to receive an error message related to the EULA. Ignore it and click OK.
  5. If the program does not start right away, repeat the installation until it starts. When the offline patcher is installed successfully, restart Anno 2070.
  6. The game will prompt you to restart again but this time it should download a small file.
  7. When this process is finished, restart Anno 2070. The Deep Ocean add-on should now be unlocked and the content should be available.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2
System memory (RAM) 2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800GT
ATI Radeon HD2600XT
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 3.0 support
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9–compliant
Supported ATI Radeon chipsets: HD 2600XT/3000/4000/5000/6000 series (desktop)
Supported Nvidia GeForce chipsets: 8800GT/9/GT200/GT400/GT500 series (desktop)
Supported ATI Radeon chipsets: Mobility Radeon HD 4330>/HD 4670/HD 550v/HD 6480G/HD 6550 (laptop)
Supported Nvidia GeForce chipsets: 9400M/GTS360M/GT460M/Quadro NVS3100M series (laptop)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/48240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (48240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.