My Lord, word of your strategic mastery has traveled far beyond the reaches of the eastern lands. While many of your subjects, myself included, celebrate your bravery in the face of ruthless enemies, others feel challenged by your reputation… More
Shortly 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
In 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
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”.
As an early Christmas present for the Crusader 2 community we have just released a new update (Version: 1.0.20143). This update, which adds a key feature players have been asking for since launch, introduces a custom Stock Bar and extra options for the in-game camera and windowed mode. A short description of each new feature can be found in our full news post. More
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
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!
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
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