It’s been a very long time since we’ve gotten a new Age of Empires title. So, when news hit that Age of Empires 4 was to be developed by Relic Entertainment, best known for developing the Homeworld series, fans were very excited about this. And now, AoE4 is finally out. Understandably, fans have many questions about this game, and one of the most talked about things about it is if you will be able to rotate buildings like you were able to do in Age of Empires 3 Remastered. After all, if the previous game had this feature, then surely the new one will have it as well, won’t it? In this Rotating Buildings in Age of Empires 4 guide, we will take a look at this feature to see whether or not it has made the cut in AoE4.
How to Rotate Buildings in AoE4
In Age of Empires 3, this process of rotating buildings was easy. When selecting which building to build, you could hold the Shift key. After that, by pressing the mouse scroll button, you could rotate the building and choose which way it would face when you place it on the ground. But can you do this in Age of Empires 4, too? To answer your question – sadly, you cannot. At least at this time. The feature may be included in a future patch or update, but currently, the only way your can rotate around the building is by rotating the camera itself.
The good news is that, since you can, in fact, rotate the camera, there really isn’t a reason why you would have to rotate the buildings as well. Because every building has a square base, there cannot be any overlapping with other buildings. Meaning that this feature, even if it were to be added, would be purely for cosmetic purposes.