New Features Brings Heightened Social Interactivity, Meta-Strategy, New Building and More


Ubisoft® has updated Anno Online, the latest installment in the award-winning PC strategy game series, with the much-anticipated Guild System, a set of innovative features that enable increased interactivity between players, advanced larger-scope gameplay strategies, a new building, and other features. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno Online is a free-to-play, browser-based world-building strategy game that challenges players to build and manage a medieval kingdom and trading empire.

With today’s launch, players can now found their own Guild or find an existing guild to join. Guild leaders are able to choose a Guild name and tag, and immediately invite up to 25 members to join their group.  The new Guild System allows players to communicate more freely via the dedicated Guild chat channel and establish larger gameplay strategies as a group, with each guild member helping others with shared resources and planning. The Guild System also brings a new building, the Guild Hall, which allows guild members to gather together and feel a unique guild belonging.

Anno Online is currently in Open Beta and is available to anyone that signs up or logs in with their existing Uplay account via the game’s official web site www.anno-online.com.  You can also read our hands-on preview for more information.


Based on the critically acclaimed Anno 1404®, Anno Online delivers the franchise’s proven and popular strategy-simulation gameplay along with the series’ highly-detailed animation and graphics, for the first time in a browser-based title.  Players will build and develop great medieval cities using the detailed economic system enjoyed for years by Anno fans.  As they satisfy the population’s needs, they will unlock new buildings and face more demanding inhabitants, eventually needing to discover and claim additional islands and connect them with trading routes.

In Anno Online, players will start on a deserted island with only two buildings (a harbour and a warehouse) and will have to make the best of their resources to build, manage and expand their territory in order to develop a commercial empire. Trade by ships remains an essential component of the game, and will offer multiplayer possibilities that will further enhance the deep economic system of Anno Online.