Anno 2070

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Anno 2070
Anno 2070.jpg
Release dates
November 17, 2011
Anno 2070 at SteamDB
 Anno 2070 at Wikipedia
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

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

General information

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


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg Complete Edition
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg Complete Edition
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svgAvailability Table Icons - Uplay.svg 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 Availability Table Icons - Uplay.svg
Information All versions require Uplay. Playable offline after activation; no longer requires a constant internet connection.[1]

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Fix 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]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud No native support
Uplay Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

General settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Native support WSGF WS Gold.svg
Multi-monitor Native support WSGF MM Silver.svg Multi-monitor HUD: Position Affects Gameplay[5]
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Native support
Borderless fullscreen windowed Native support
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Native support
Anti-aliasing (AA) Native support
Vertical sync (Vsync) Native support
60 FPS Native support
120+ FPS Native support

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Native support
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Not applicable
Controller support No native support

Audio settings[edit]

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


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play No native support
Online play Native support

Issues fixed[edit]

Can't connect to Uplay server[edit]

Fix 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]

Fix Autopatcher refuses to patch

Information 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]

Fix 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]

Fix 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