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Anno 1800: How to Set Up Trade Routes

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Anno 1800: How to Set Up Trade Routes

How to Set Up Trade Routes in Anno 1800

Seeing the series return, Anno 1800 is set during the Industrial Revolution and you set about building your world, as you’d expect. However, you need to search the world for all the goods you need. Here’s everything you need to know about how to set up trade routes in Anno 1800.

Why Trade Routes Are Useful

They allow you to be more efficient with how you gather goods and resources. Rather than simply trading with other places, you’re able to produce everything yourself and send our ships that automatically move what’s required around the world.

You’ll need multiple ports in different islands and cities, but setting up the Trade Routes will allow you to move your focus elsewhere and not worry about the movement of goods and how profitable your trading methods are.

How to Set Them Up

To set up a trade route in Anno 1800, you first need to look for the icon that’ll take you to the Trade Route screen, which is in the bottom left of the screen. You can also access it from the tooltip when you have a ship selected.

From that screen, select the ship you would like to be on the Trade Route, select a starting port (which can be your base one or any other), select what good to load, select a second port and how much to unload. Then, you can set it so that the ships load more goods at the second port, and unload them at a third, and so on.

Finally, be sure to make the final port the starting point again, so that the Trade Route completes a circuit and will be able to continue without stopping as you continue playing the rest of Anno 1800.

You’re also able to tinker with how many goods the ship will take from each port. There are options that will make your ship wait at each harbor for the set amount of goods to be available, or simply leave early with what is available to minimize time wasted.

That’s everything you need to know about how to set up trade routes in Anno 1800. For more tips and tricks on the game, be sure to search for Twinfinite.

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