Invasions Update & New DLC Dated



The fears of the clergy have proven warranted, as we have received new information revealing the identities of two new enemies as they emerge from the shadows. Calling themselves ‘The Emperor’ and ‘The Hermit’, both seek to establish the reign of their armies and twisted beliefs. ‘The Emperor & The Hermit’ DLC is set to reignite the religious wars that have blighted these lands, expanding our roster of opponents and adding a new Skirmish Trail. More

USA Tournament


Following the conclusion of the peaceful Easter holidays, it is now time to draw battle lines. Sign up now for the Stronghold Crusader 2 USA Tournament, scheduled to take place next month! Hosted by strategy YouTuber and Firefly superfan SergiuHellDragoon, the Crusader 2 USA Tournament is being run in collaboration with Firefly. More

Shadows on the Horizon


Whispers among the most outspoken radicals tell our spies one thing: A new threat draws near. Although we are pleased to report that the clergy in Jerusalem have temporarily put an end to their quarrels and infighting, we are by no means safe. Followers of many different creeds, be they Christian or Muslim, are uniting out of fear. They hear the same reports as we, what can only be described as forces of malice and hatred will soon be upon us… More

Sandbox Invasions 22/04

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After ‘The Princess & The Pig’ DLC and our recent ‘Blow the horn, Bang the drum’ update, we are focused on the next free update for Crusader 2. Three of the most frequently-requested features are on their way including AI invasions in Sandbox mode, greater customization when playing Crusader Trails and something to help players with the devious AI. Arriving a little later than expected on April 22nd, our Sandbox invasions update has been delayed slightly due to a new arrival! More

New DLC and Free Map Pack


Man the castle walls and gather your forces as two powerful AI Lords approach the desert! Now available on Steam, The Princess & The Pig DLC adds seven missions, two AI opponents, 10 achievements and new castle designs unique to The Princess and The Pig. To celebrate the release we have also released a new ‘Blow the horn, Bang the drum’ update adding improved AI, new maps and much more!

DLC, Map Packs & Invasions

p&p_fb_reveal_websiteAfter teasing our upcoming release we can now finally reveal two important dates and the new features coming to Stronghold Crusader 2! Get ready for The Princess & The Pig DLC on March 20th and receive a free map pack as part of our ‘Blow the Horn, Bang the Drum’ update on the same day. That’s not all… We also plan to release sandbox invasions, new Freebuild maps and more two weeks later on April 2nd!


Steam Workshop Winners

shc2_comp_workshop_2015_finalists_janShortly after the launch of Steam Workshop support for Stronghold Crusader 2 we asked you to send us your finest custom maps. Since then we have received a tremendous number of thoughtfully designed and exciting battlegrounds, boosting the number of custom maps available on our Steam Workshop page into the hundreds! Picking our winner and runner-up was no easy feat as we put your creations to the test. More

Workshop Competition Update

shc2_comp_workshop_2015_extendIn light of today’s submission deadline for your custom maps in the Crusader 2 Steam Workshop competition, we have received a number of requests asking us to extend the submission period to include the weekend. To provide you with sufficient time to tweak the details of your landscapes, balance the ingame events and turn your vision into a thrilling Crusader 2 experience, the new deadline for submissions will be 10:00 GMT on Monday, January 12th. More

Game Chronicles Review

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Over the Christmas period the good people over at Game Chronicles seem to have received a copy of Crusader 2, posting a new review of the game on Boxing Day! Jason Flick enjoys his time with the Special Edition, playing around with Steam Workshop and having the most fun in Free Build mode, also a personal favorite of ours. Click here to find out what he had to say about “the ultimate in castle building, the Stronghold franchise”.