Everything you need to know about buying Anno 1800.

Anno 1800, the latest instalment in the Anno franchise, is a few weeks away from release. Not sure which version to buy? Having trouble understanding some of the buying options? You’ve come to the right place. This buying guide will help you understand what’s included with each version of the game, as well as any other buying options.

Overview

Anno 1800 is set to launch on PC (Windows) on 16th April, 2019. The game requires a Uplay account (even if you purchase it on Steam). The game also contains Denuvo, and VMProtect anti-piracy technologies.

Update (29th March, 2019): It’s just been announced that Anno 1800 will now be an Epic Games Store exclusive. However, pre-orders on Steam will still be available until launch.

There are 3 different versions of Anno 1800: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Pioneers Edition. There’s also the Deluxe Edition pack which allows you to upgrade from the Standard Edition to the Deluxe Edition.

Update: (27th April, 2019): Anno 1800 now has a season pass.

If you pre-order any version of the game, you’ll receive some extra in-game content.

Pre-Order Bonus Content

If you pre-order any version of Anno 1800, you’ll receive the Imperial Pack, which includes the following in-game items:

  • 1602 Memorial
  • Imperial Train
  • Imperial Command Ship

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition includes the base game, and is available as a digital download.

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition is also available as a digital download. The Deluxe Edition includes everything in the Standard Edition, plus the following:

  • The Anarchist DLC: Available Spring 2019
  • The Art of Anno 1800 Digital Artbook
  • Digital Selected Game Soundtrack
  • Exclusive Company Logos

Pioneers Edition

The Pioneers Edition is a physical collector’s package (with some digital content), available in selected regions. The Pioneers Edition includes the following:

  • Digital Content
    • Full Anno 1800 Game
    • The Anarchist DLC: Available Spring 2019
    • Exclusive Company Logos
  • Physical Content
    • Exclusive Victorian-style Collector’s Box
    • Exclusive Steelbook
    • The Art of Anno 1800 Digital Artbook
    • Digital Selected Game Soundtrack
    • 3 Lithographs (27×21 cm)
    • Letter from Hannah

Season Pass

The Season Pass gives you access to 3 DLCs “that will give you access to new adventures, challenges and tools”.

  • The Sunken Treasure DLC
  • Botanica DLC
  • The Passage DLC

And that’s everything you need to know about buying Anno 1800.

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