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Stronghold: Warlords to feature a ‘shared base’ co-op mode

Published: 20:00, 29 January 2021
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Stronghold: Warlords - introducing a new co-op mode
Stronghold: Warlords - introducing a new co-op mode

Stronghold: Warlords' newly unveiled feature, the ‘shared base’ co-op mode, will let the players share one castle and divvy up the important tasks and responsibilities.

After delaying Stronghold: Warlords , Firefly is now unveiling a co-op mode for the game. The new mode will allow players to share control of a single castle when playing together online.

In addition to being able to party up and build separate castles in team deathmatch, Stronghold: Warlords will also let players share control over their army, peasant population, castle defences and the network of warlords under their command.

"Stronghold is already a complex game for newcomers, with the mix of economic city building, castle simulation and real-time strategy," said Marketing Director Nick Tannahill. "Introducing co-op means that one player can handle base building, while the other leads their forces into battle or prepares their defences for an incoming siege."

The new "warlords" system, which allows players to take command over a network of unique warlords across the battlefield with their own castles and armies, also benefits from this new game mode. Co-op means advanced players can share the ‘grand strategy’ gameplay between them, optimising their use of each warlord for economic or militaristic purposes.

The players will be able to take advantage of the new co-op mode in the early game. One of the players can be off managing the castle and estate, while the other works on forming alliances with the other warlords and bringing in important resources and securing strategic positions across the map. 

The endgame portion could then be spent on laying sieges and diverting the gathered resources to perform pincer attacks from nearby friendly warlords.

Stronghold: Warlords is now scheduled for release on March 9, 2021, on Steam .

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