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Anno 2070

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Anno 2070
Anno 2070 cover
Related Designs
Ubisoft Blue Byte
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2011
Metacritic 83
Monetization One-time game purchase, Expansion pack, DLC, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Building, Strategy
Themes Sci-fi
Series Anno
Anno 2070 on HowLongToBeat
Anno 2070 on IGDB
Anno 2070 on MobyGames
Anno 2070 on Wikipedia
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Anno 2070 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view building and strategy game in the Anno series.

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

The game no longer requires a constant internet connection. Playable offline.[2]

Online services were scheduled to shut down on September 1, 2022[3], but later retracted as Ubisoft Mainz prepared an update to maintain the game's online services beyond that date and created a 64-bit build. Update 3.0 was released on September 7th, 2022 and multiplayer functionality is fully maintained.[4]

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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Can be launched without the Steam client by renaming or deleting steam_api.dll.[5]
Ubisoft Store
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Complete Edition, also included with Ubisoft+.
GamersGate (unavailable)
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Complete Edition
Green Man Gaming (unavailable)
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Complete Edition
Humble Store (unavailable)
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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 free demo is available for download here.


Type Notes
Expansion pack Additional content.
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Ubisoft+.

DLC and expansion packs

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

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 3.00.8051 was released on November 22, 2022 and is the latest version available on Ubisoft Connect, Steam, and the Epic Games Launcher. Patches are no longer downloadable separately.
Patches for the retail version can be found on Patches-Scrolls.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect


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

Field of view (FOV)

Remove camera zoom limitation[7]
  1. Download RDA Explorer.
  2. Open <path-to-game>\maindata\patch7.rda with RDA Explorer.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\data\config\game\bindings.ini in patch7.
  4. Add this line, under #camera commands : bind("END","/togglesimplecammode()")
  5. Save the modifications, unckecking [compress RDA file]
  6. Go to the configuration file(s) location and open engine.ini.
  7. Find the following lines and modify them like this:
  1. Finally, while in game use the "End" key to toggle the unlocked camera.

UI scaling

Apply UI Scaling[8]
  1. Navigate to configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open engine.ini.
  3. Find the line saying UIScalePercentage. Adjust the UI to the desired resolution.
  4. Save the edit and exit.


The default setting is 100. For 1440p a value of 125 or 150 is recommended, for 4k and higher - at least 200.
This parameter seems to have been added with patch 3.00.8051 on November 22, 2022.



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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op, Versus
Previously scheduled to shut down on September 1, 2022.[3], but has since been updated to retain services.[4]
Asynchronous multiplayer


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[9]
  1. Go to %WINDIR%\System32\drivers\etc.
  2. Open hosts in a text editor as administrator.
  3. Add the following lines:

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 be incompatible with overlays. Steam and Uplay do not 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 not click on anything in the main menu

This issue is caused by using the program Actual Multiple Monitors for multi-monitor setups.
Close said program or add Anno2070.exe as an exclusion in the Window Settings Tab.[citation needed]

Game looping after activating Deep Ocean

Bypass add-on message[10]
  1. Download the Anno 2070 offline patcher.
  2. Disconnect the computer from the Internet to ensure the patch installs correctly.
  3. Once offline, extract the zip file and install the program with administrator rights.
  4. An error message related to the EULA may appear. 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 attempt 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 9.0c, 11 Requires a GPU compatible with D3D_FEATURE_LEVEL_11_0 in Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 3.0, 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
64-bit build available from the 6 September 2022 update.[4]


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer Quazal

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 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: