This quick guide explains how to unlock the Giant Gate and Foundation Steam Achievement A Gateway to Greatness and build the masterpiece for your village.
How To Unlock the Giant Gate
The Giant Gate Masterpiece is unlocked when you have 6 Knights in your Army. To promote one Soldier to Knight you must have 5 Soldiers per Knight.
Optional Bonus Effect
Masterpieces seem to randomize the build conditions on each map. Your masterpiece will require one of the following conditions to be met, here is how to meet the different conditions:
All parts are by the riverside. Build the monument near the water, it can be a river or ocean.
Surrounded by forest. Surround the masterpiece with trees, you can have a Forester plant the trees around it if there are none. It must be 90% (?) surrounded.
Above all buildings. For this condition find the highest hill on the map and build it by itself or attach to another building.
Must be part of the building containing the Great Hall. Edit the monument that has your Great Hall, add the masterpiece to the building.
Far from other buildings. Place this masterpiece away from buildings, on a cliff or island works too.
Minimum number of non-decorative parts. This condition requires that the masterpiece have a minimum number of parts that are not decorative. Look for the counter next to the condition. If you attach this to an existing monument it may calculate the parts of the building.
Maximum number of decorative parts. For this condition to work, when you place the masterpiece with an existing or new building it must have the max number of decorative parts and no more or less. You might have to remove some deco pieces if the number says for instance 8/5. This means it wants 5 total deco pieces.
Steam Achievement: A Gateway to Greatness
Build the Giant Gate Masterpiece whilst fulfilling its effect conditions. Achievements are completed on game saves without mods only.
- Each masterpiece can be placed one time per map.
- Masterpiece can be built as a standalone building or add to an existing monument.