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Big Bertha
AgeBronze Age
Trained atSiege Workshop
TypeSiege Unit
Cost180 Wood,
80 Gold

The Big Bertha is a siege weapon in Age of Empires and has the appearance of a Catapult/Heavy Catapult but has a larger blast diameter, more attack, more health and more range. It can only be acquired by using the cheat "Big Bertha" The cheat turns all (heavy) Catapults and Stone Thrower into Big Berthas. Note that this does not work with converted units. This cheat is exceptionally powerful if the player chooses a civilization that has bonuses for siege engines such as the Sumerians or the Hittites.


Iron Age

Civilization BonusesEdit

  • If played as the Hittites, the hit points increases from 200 to 400 hit points.
  • If played as the Sumerians, the rate of fire doubles (same rate of fire as a Ballista).
  • If played as the Macedonians, the cost per unit is 2X cheaper and 4X resitant to enemy conversion.

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