How to Clear Hotkey Selections in Age of Empires IV

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Age of Empires IV is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. This is the fourth installment in the Age of Empires series.

The difference between this game and the previous series is the story plot and, of course, the graphics. With Essence Engine 5, the look of Age of Empires IV will appear more detailed, sharp, and realistic.

You can order Age of Empires IV now via Steam and Microsoft Store.

How to Clear Hotkey Selections in Age of Empires IV

How to Clear Hotkey Selections (Age of Empires IV Game)

With your armies, you set groups with CTRL 1-9. Is there a way to clear this so you can assign new groups? Probably yes.

Guide to Clear Hotkey Selections


  • If you select nothing and then assign the group, it erases whatever was already in that group.
  • Unselect anything you have selected, and then press ctrl 1-9 or whichever you want to remove the control group if that makes sense.

What if you only want to remove one unit from that control group?

  • Hold down shift and click either on a unit in the field or in the unit selection menu UI to remove the unit. Then press Ctrl [number] again to save your change.

Note: In the unit panel UI, you can use shift to add/remove or Ctrl to remove every unit except the selected unit, so if you select a group and want to split off the rams, click on them in the unit selection UI panel while holding Ctrl.

What if you want to add units that are not near each other to the existing control group?

  • Select the group and add additional units while holding shift either by clicking on units or selection boxes. Then save the group by pressing ctrl and the number again.