Constructing off a profitable launch earlier this month, Firefly Studios has introduced its plans for Stronghold: Warlords over the subsequent a number of months. Between now and the top of summer season, the historic RTS recreation shall be getting a raft of latest options and fixes, many prompt by the Stronghold participant neighborhood.
First up is a patch coming within the subsequent week, based on a roadmap video posted by Firefly as we speak. Along with a number of fixes and enhancements, the replace may even embody a brand new excessive issue setting – for these amongst us who aren’t saved sufficiently busy with constructing a fort, operating a fancy financial system, and preventing a struggle all on the similar time, this may ramp up the stress even additional.
That issue stage will get even harder with one other future replace, which is geared towards bettering AI. Firefly says it plans to spruce up the AI’s use of warlords, its constructing placement, and financial administration, providing a stiffer problem all whereas remaining ‘cheat free.’ That patch may even enhance the warlords themselves with some player-requested fixes and high quality of life enhancements.
Subsequent in line is an replace that provides new maps. Firefly says these are all medium and huge maps, all created with a watch towards making the participant’s construct house “as beneficiant as attainable,” as Firefly’s advertising director Nick Tannahill explains within the video beneath.
A brand new 1v1, six-warlord map referred to as Riverbend shall be included on this week’s excessive issue patch, so hold a watch out for that.
The final minor replace for the spring and summer season timeframe will add the flexibility to set off invasions in free construct mode. At present, free construct permits you to serenely construct the fort of your goals, free from the calls for of battle. With this replace, you’ll be capable of ship themed invading armies at your ramparts to check how effectively your final fort creation holds up underneath intense stress.
Firefly additionally has two free main updates deliberate for the spring and summer season. The primary provides Solar Tzu as a brand new lord, and features a new fort design in addition to different enhancements. The second will embody a brand new skirmish path, which provides ten new missions, the brand new samurai lancer unit, and new bear and beetle warlords. Notably, the beetle warlord has a area hospital edict that can can help you heal models on the battlefield.
Extra skirmish trails, in addition to additional content material updates, are within the works for Stronghold: Warlords, and Firefly says it’s dedicated to staying as clear as attainable about these – so keep tuned. Learn our Stronghold: Warlords overview in the event you’d prefer to know extra in regards to the recreation.