Stronghold 2 – How to Multi-Lord

A guide to making a map with more than 1 Lord on an estate.

Multi-Lord Guide

Step 1

  • Go to map editor and set up a new Custom War map. You can probably do this on existing maps but make sure to backup first.
  • Set up 2 castle estates. Assign one to yourself and one to another Lord.
  • Place both lords in your map (You can place other units if you want to convert them too).
  • Save your map and play it.

Step 2

  • Now the map is playing make a save and quit the map.
  • Find your game save in Documents/Stronghold2/saves.
  • Copy your save into Documents/Stronghold2/maps.
  • Rename the file extension from .sh2 to .s2m.

Step 3

  • Go back into the Stronghold 2 editor and load your converted save (it will be the newest).
  • Delete your Lord from the map.
  • Swap control of the estates with the other Lord.
  • Place your Lord back into the map.
  • Save.
  • Play.
  • Repeat the process for more Lords.
  • Enjoy.

Step 4

  • Potentially forget all the above and try this instead.

As you may have noticed from the pictures I mod Stronghold 2. The guide still works on unmodded versions.

I’m working on a complete overhaul (or as much as I can) of SH2 and don’t want to undo the work I have done so far to investigate how I am able to do this.

I suspect it is simply because I have replaced my Lord with Vlad from Legends and given him a different weapon, but I don’t know for sure, so try it out yourself.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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