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Anno 1800 - Your questions answered
By Sam Jones - 9th Jun 2020Games
Got a question about the city-building sim? We've probably answered it!
Building cities, discovering the 'New World' and embracing technological advancements of the 19th century, just an average day in the life of Anno 1800 players.
The simulation game from Ubisoft allows you to make a home from home during the Industrial Age, an important historical period where businesses began introducing power-driven machines to their factories. These buildings are among the vast amount of things that you'll be implementing into your own city design to gather resources and earn back your hard invested money.
If you've no yet ventured into the game, or you've been looking for some handy tips, we've got you covered. Here, we run through a few of the hot topics and questions that gamers have been asking about Anno 1800, which should also help you!
Where can I buy Anno 1800?
Here, of course!
Look no further than Fanatical as we've got your officially licensed Anno 1800 Uplay digital game just waiting to be purchased and added to your thriving library of PC titles.
Is Anno 1800 multiplayer?
Indeed it is, Anno 1800 features multiplayer so you can fellow gamers can experience the Industrial Age together. You can expect a classic Anno multiplayer experience, and you can also head off on your own and enjoy the story-based campaign and customizable sandbox mode.
Can you play Anno 1800 on Mac?
How do I make money in Anno 1800?
A major part of your playtime through Anno 1800 revolves around building up your city and investing in it so that it grows to be a money making machine. So, how do you make money in this addictive simulation city-builder?
There are a number of must-do approaches in order to build some regular pennies for your city. One key strategy is to build houses as this helps your population grow - farmhouses earn a set amount of money at regular intervals, and upgrading them to house more people will increase the overall income coming in.
To ensure that these houses that you build are filled with locals, and to ensure that they're making you money, it's important that you cater for the basic and luxury needs of all seven tiers of populations in the game. These include armers, workers, artisans, engineers and investors of the Old World, with Jornaleros and Oberos of the New World.
When a house has reached its max population, you'll then be able to upgrade it to the next population tier.
How do I buy shares in Anno 1800?
So, you're looking to invest in your rival's business ventures, aye?
If you're not familiar with this feature, Anno 1800 allows you to invest in shares of other island's around you, which means that when they see a good month or year, you do too. To buy shares, you simply need to scroll over the island and click the pie chart, which can be found at the top of the screen which displays that island's details.
You can use this pie chart to decide how many shares you want to own in the rival company - once you've allocated the set amount that you desire, click Accept. Be sure to check how much these shares cost before agreeing, and don't forget that you can also show you 'capitalist' side by enforcing a takeover with majority shares - meaning you'll seize the means of production for yourself!
How do I get to the New World in Anno 1800?
Adventure is out there!
Discovering the New World in Anno 1800 is a realistic as those who probably discovered it at the time, by means of naval voyage. In order to find the New World, you'll need to send one of your ships on an expedition - to do this, you'll first need Artisans in your city.
Once you've selected the New World on the map and assigned a ship to travel there, your crew will report back to you with numerous scenarios in which you'll need to make decision on how they and your ship will proceed. If all goes well, you should get a notification to say that the New World has been discovered!
It's worth noting that choosing a ship with plenty of slots for cargo, with a good supply of food and other items, will give your crew the best possible chance of succeeding.
Experience the delight of this city-building sim for yourself with your officially licensed Anno 1800 Uplay digital game from Fanatical.