Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition – How to Automatically Skip the Intro Videos

How to automatically skip the intro videos at the launch of the game.

Guide to Skip Videos

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The intro videos can be skipped automatically by adding the following launch option to the game:

  • +noIntroCinematics.

Please see the “Detailed instructions” section if you’ve having trouble locating where to set the launch options.

Detailed Instructions

Open game properties by right-clicking the game in your Steam library:

On the “General” tab, click “Set launch options…”:

Copy and paste the following text to the input field:

  • +noIntroCinematics.

Click OK and try launching the game. The intro videos should no longer be played and instead you should directly see this window after the initial splash screen:

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