Steam Workshop Competition



With full Steam Workshop support added last week in our Winter Update, it is now easier than ever to share your own custom maps, missions and castle replicas with the Crusader 2 community. We have already seen some amazingly inventive creations, as befitting the Stronghold community, now we want to reward your efforts with our first Crusader 2 Custom Map Competition!  More

Christmas Tournament


Thanks to all who contributed the Crusader 2 Christmas Tournament was the big success we’d all hoped for. From the players who fought as combatants and shed blood on the virtual battlefield to those who followed the tournament on Facebook and YouTube, your support and enthusiasm was hugely encouraging for the team. As we continue to improve Multiplayer in the wake of the Winter Update it is encouraging to see people enjoying competitive multiplayer and showing the team a few new tricks!

Winter Update


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We are happy to announce that the Winter Update for Stronghold Crusader 2 is now live on Steam! Today’s release (Version 1.0.19990) adds full Steam Workshop support, six new skirmish maps voted for by players and advanced multiplayer features including Strong Walls and Double Health Walls. More

Winter Update Coming


On December 9th we plan to release a special Winter Update for Stronghold Crusader 2. Our first free expansion-style update for the game introduces full Steam Workshop support, six classic Crusader maps lovingly recreated by our designers and advanced Multiplayer options such as Strong Walls! Our biggest upgrade to the game since launch, the Crusader 2 Winter Update was designed from the ground up with the Stronghold community in mind. More

The Future of Crusader


We have just released a community Q&A video for Stronghold Crusader 2. The new video focuses mainly on post-release feature updates and downloadable content, with additional detail concerning our general plans for the game post-launch. Click on the mysterious adjacent teaser image to watch the video in full and find out exactly what our plans are for the game heading into 2015! More

New Update & Teaser

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We have just released a new update for Stronghold Crusader 2. Today’s release (Version 1.0.19791) introduces numerous small improvements, optimizations and tweaks to the game, as well as several bug fixes addressing issues reported by players. Read on to find out exactly what bugs have been fixed, changes implemented and additions made! More

Christmas Tournament


Winter is coming… It is time to gird your loins and join the Stronghold Crusader 2 European Tournament hosted by Firefly superfan and strategy YouTuber SergiuHellDragoon. Sign up now and within weeks you will be locking horns with Stronghold players of all skill levels, with exclusive prizes on offer for those who stand victorious when the dust settles! More

New Map, Fixes & Balancing



We have just release an update (1.0.19574) for Stronghold Crusader 2, which can be downloaded automatically via the Steam client. This new update introduces a new skirmish map, map balancing and fixes for player-reported issues. We have also added unit and building stats to the info page, revealing exact damage values, special abilities, building strength and more! More

Minas Tirith Comminity Map



Having a castle building tool such as the Crusader 2 Map Editor at your disposal, why not recreate the most epic castles from your favourite movies? Forum user Micha took the challenge and created a Stronghold Crusader 2 version of Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings! The custom map lets you to either siege or defend this magnificent stronghold, allowing you to recreate your favourite battles. SergiuHellDragoon took the challenge of defending Minas Tirith against invading forces led by his friend in a new video. More

Balance Update



We have released a new update for Stronghold Crusader 2, introducing various balancing changes and a number of hotfixes aimed squarely at addressing player-reported issues. Your feedback and suggestions are being closely monitored by the Crusader team at Firefly, so please keep them coming! We already have a huge list of suggestions to work through with some added in today’s update and many more to come. More