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Three new maps designed with player feedback introduce weather and larger build areas for player castles

London, UK - May 18, 2021 — Firefly Studios has just released version 1.3 of Stronghold: Warlords, which adds a new map pack alongside the game’s first DLC. Available now on Steam and GOG, The Art of War Campaign DLC adds six missions to the base game, along with two brand new warlords and achievements. Version 1.3 meanwhile adds Warlords’ first map pack designed with community feedback, as well as optimisations and other improvements:

Art of War Dev Diary -
v1.3 Patch Notes -

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 challenges 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 a new tactical challenge 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.

Released today alongside Warlords’ first DLC is version 1.3 of the base game, which adds Firefly’s first round of optimisations along with the first official map pack. Players can now battle the elements among thick jungle hills on Thunder Strikes, construct castles to their heart's content on Lost Kingdoms' larger build areas and skirmish across river crossings in Flows Like Time. Version 1.3 adds the first of several planned map packs coming to Stronghold: Warlords in 2021, with Firefly continuing to iterate on player feedback with each new multiplayer map and update for the game.

The Art of War Campaign is now available on Steam and GOG, along with the version 1.3 update and free map pack.

About Stronghold: Warlords

The latest 'castle sim' RTS from Firefly Studios, Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI warlords across the battlefield. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with their own unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Use them to boost your industry, fortify defences or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth. Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly's first game to recreate the castle economies of East Asia, allowing you to command Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons and a completely new way to play Stronghold. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords visit
About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC games developer specializing in real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette of Caesar and Lords of the Realm fame, the company has brought to market many high profile and commercially successful strategy games. These include the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of seven million and Stronghold Kingdoms, which currently has over eight million registered players. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with around 30 full and part-time staff. For more information visit their website at or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.