Anno 2070

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Anno 2070
Anno 2070 cover
Ubisoft Blue Byte
Related Designs
Release dates
Windows November 17, 2011
Anno 1602: Creation of a New World 1998
Anno 1503 2003
Anno 1701 2006
Anno 1404 2009
Anno 2070 2011
Anno 2205 2015

Key points

No longer requires a constant internet connection. Playable offline.[1]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
Steam Users' Forums for game series
Ubisoft Forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate Complete Edition
Steam Additional DRM: TAGES SolidShield, 3 machine limit.[2][3] Can be launched without the Steam client by renaming or deleting steam_api.dll.[4]
Uplay Complete Edition
All versions require Uplay. Playable offline after activation; no longer requires a constant internet connection.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Edit the <SkipIntro> line in the game's Engine.ini file
  1. Go to %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Config\
  2. Open Engine.ini with a text editor.
  3. Find <SkipIntro>0</SkipIntro>
  4. Change the 0 in this line to a 1.
  5. Save the file and then close it.


Patch 1.04 is the latest version.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Ubisoft\ANNO 2070\Config\
Settings are saved in Engine.ini.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ANNO 2070\Accounts\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Multiplayer types

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't connect to Uplay server[edit]

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 :                                        
  4. Save and start the game

Autopatcher refuses to patch[edit]

Autopatcher refuses to patch
Tested on Impulse Driven.
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Right click the Anno 2070 folder and enter the properties menu.
  3. Click security, and give yourself Full Control Permission.
  4. Apply, OK, and retry running the game.

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Game crashes on startup

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[edit]

Can't click on anything in the main menu

This issue comes from using the programm Actual Multiple Monitors[7] 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.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7
Processor (CPU) 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or higher
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce 7/8/9/100/200/300/400/500 series
ATI Radeon X1000/HD 2000/HD 3000/HD 4000/HD 5000/HD 6000 series
512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 3.0 or higher support
1 GB of VRAM
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c–compliant 5.1 sound card


  1. 1.0 1.1 Settlers 7 and Hawx 2 now playable in offline mode
  2. Twitter / UbisoftSupport: @LuckiestLion Yes, there is ...
  3. Solid Shield during Install + Uplay and Other Notes. :: Anno 2070 General Discussions
  4. Ubisoft Forums :: Steam and Uplay, possible way to start with just Uplay?
  5. Anno 2070 | WSGF
  6. Tested by Ricardinho