How to Build Barracks in Age of Empires 2

Using Xbox controller, Click A and Y and A then should instantly build the Barracks for you. (Remember you need 175 wood to build the barracks)

In case it’s your first time on Xbox, here is how to do it in step by step:

  1. Access the Build Menu:
    • Start by navigating to the build menu with your Xbox controller.
  2. Select the Villager:
    • Locate a Villager by scrolling through your units.
  3. Initiate Building Placement:
    • Press A to select the Villager and then press Y to open the build menu.
  4. Navigate to Barracks:
    • Use the directional controls to navigate to the Barracks icon within the build menu.
  5. Confirm Selection:
    • Press A to confirm your selection of the Barracks.
  6. Place the Barracks:
    • Move the cursor to the desired location and press A to place the Barracks.
  7. Ensure Sufficient Resources:
    • Before confirming the build, verify that you have at least 175 wood, as it is the required resource for constructing the Barracks.

How to build on PC?

On PC (Windows), It is either Q + Q or B + B depending on the hotkey template selected in the settings – One of them should work anyways.



I am GregStein, an experienced Age of Empires 2 player and part-time developer. With over 7 years of experience in multiplayer gaming, blogging and technical issues.

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