New DLC & Update (v1.3)
Happy update day! Today we release version 1.3 of Stronghold: Warlords, along with the launch of our first DLC campaign for the game ‘The Art of War‘. Available now on Steam and GOG, The Art of War Campaign adds six missions to the base game, along with two brand new warlords and achievements to earn.
Beginning in the ashes of the Western Zhou dynasty and culminating in the Battle of Boju, The Art of War Campaign is designed for series veterans and skilled warlords alike. The six new missions feature fresh challenge and historical conflict, with players experiencing several years from Sun Tzu’s legendary exploits, new tactical scenarios and strongholds. Face new challenges as Sun Tzu’s story progresses with new maps, gameplay and the addition of two brand new warlords.
The Rat and Panda Warlords introduce new tactical spice to Stronghold: Warlords’ core gameplay. Subdue your enemy without lifting a finger using their new perks, edicts and upgrades or indeed team up to combine your military prowess and conquer rival lords using a joint attack force. Cause mischief with the Rat Warlord with effective early game skirmishes or bide your time with the Panda, who combines unique anti-archer protection with industry-boosting edicts.
Releasing today alongside our first Warlords DLC is of course version 1.3 of the base game, which adds another round of optimisations, fixes, AI improvements and our first official map pack! Battle the elements among thick jungle hills on Thunder Strikes, construct castles to your heart’s content on Lost Kingdoms’ larger build areas and skirmish across river crossings in Flows Like Time. This is the first of several map packs coming to Stronghold: Warlords, so let us know what you think of them in the comments below as we continue to iterate on player feedback with each update.