Steam Workshop Competition

enWith the ability to launch AI Sandbox sieges added in our ‘Invasions’ update, Crusader 2’s free-building ‘Sandbox’ mode has been transformed into training ground of sorts. Players are able to test out castle designs and unique defensive strategies before putting them to the test with relentless AI sieges. The time has come to show off your best castles and defensive know-how in our second Stronghold Crusader 2 Steam Workshop competition!

Win a lifetime’s supply of Crusader 2 DLC by designing the castle of your dreams, demonstrating your creativity to the Stronghold community. You could also see YOUR map featured on the official Crusader 2 website, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as anywhere else we can find to show off your ingenious creation. All you have to do is design a map of your own and place a heavily-defended castle on it, ideally in the most inaccessible area of the map and ready to defend against powerful AI siege invasions. All entries will be analysed by the team here at Firefly, launching wave after wave of AI invasions to see which castles hold up best. Two custom maps featuring the most impregnable citadels will then be selected as winner and the runner-up, with the following prizes handed out:

Winner: All Crusader 2 DLC
Runner Up: ‘The Princess & The Pig’ and ‘The Emperor & The Hermit’ DLC packs

How to enter

1. Open your Steam client.
2. Run the Stronghold Crusader 2 Map Editor found under LIBRARY > TOOLS.
3. Design your custom map.
4. Design and place your castle on that map.
5. Save the map by clicking ‘File’ and ‘Save As’ (name it whatever you like).
6. Publish to Steam Workshop by clicking ‘File’ and ‘Publish to Steam Workshop’.
7. Write a short description for your map, add all the necessary tags and make sure you’ve selected the ‘Everyone’ option in the Visibility section.
8. Click ‘Publish’!
9. Send an email with a link to your custom map to

The Crusader 2 Steam Workshop Invasion Competition begins today, with entries accepted up until the end of the competition in three weeks’ time on Monday June 22nd at 5 pm GMT. After this date no new entries will be accepted. We will then play and evaluate each submitted map, choosing two players as our winner and runner-up. This winning players will be announced and spotlighted on the official Crusader 2 website, Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday June 26th.

New to the Map Editor? Check out our official guide –

Good Luck! May many hundreds of troops die in front of the gates of your impregnable castle…