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Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

With fire and sword, vol 2 Guide to Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord contains knowledge about this RPG - action - strategy game mix. You will learn here how to create and develop your character and how to fight. You will also find a set of the best tips.

This guide for Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord will help you in conquering this open and dynamically changing world known as Calradia. The newest entry of the Mount and Blade series does not stray from the gameplay scheme seen in the previous installments - the world is open and at your disposal, and the guide below will help you get acquainted with the changes introduced in Bannerlord. The beginner tips will help you get started and explain the most important aspects of the game, while further pages offer detailed descriptions for gameplay modes, creating and developing your hero, or finding your way around the map. We've also added tips regarding economy and army management.

Combat is a very important part of Mount and Blade 2. As a result, we've dedicated an entire chapter solely to this aspect of the gameplay. Here you will learn how to win battles and skirmishes, as well as how to successfully besiege castles. Defending own castles and villages is also mentioned. The tips below will answer the question - how to fight and do battle in Mount and Blade 2.

In Bannerlord, there are several factions, all of them unique. Our guide will acquaint you with factions which you can join or fight against. Studying units as well as strengths and weaknesses of each faction will help you during the game.

The chapters above are complemented by a FAQ section. This is where we answer questions that may arise during playing. How to make money, what factions appear in the game, how to start a family, how to fight in the arena, how to develop skills, how to recruit soldiers or how to create your own kingdom - these are examples of questions appearing in our FAQ section.

The final pages of the Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord guide are dedicated to the technical side of the game. We've listed detailed system requirements, both minimum and recommended. You'll also find controls, divided following the current gameplay mode - world map or combat.

Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik (www.gamepressure.com)

Release date and price of Mount and Blade 2

The developers of Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord haven't given a official release date yet. The game was released in Early Access on March 30, 2020. The title can be purchased for 49.99 dollars / 49.99 euros / 39.99 pounds.

Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord - storyline and your mission

The mechanics of Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord does not differ much from what we could see in previous installments of the series. Players are once again taken to the land of Calradia, but this time the action takes place 200 years before the events known from theWarband expansion. The storyline revolves around a civil war between three factions - the last ruler of Calradia hasn't left a heir. Local bandits, mercenary groups, or hostile tribes also join the ongoing conflict. However, the game's plot serves only as a background, as players write their own stories. Bannerlord allows you to join one of the available factions, loot villages as a wanted criminal, or even create your own kingdom.

The game mixes the elements of strategy games and action-RPGs. The gameplay is divided between two modes - world map and combat. In the world map mode, the players travel the world, recruit soldiers, trade, or conduct diplomatic negotiations. The battle mode is used to portray skirmishes, battles, or castle sieges.

System requirements

Will Bannerlord work on my computer? If you are asking yourself this question, take a look at the Mount and Blade 2 hardware requirements below. Knowing the minimum and recommended requirements allows you to determine whether your computer can handle the game.

Minimum system requirements

  1. CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  2. GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
  3. RAM: 6 GB
  4. Disk space: 60 GB
  5. Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Recommended system requirements

  1. CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  2. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 580
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. Disk space: 60 GB
  5. Operating system: 64-bit Windows 7 / 8 / 10

Controls

Studying the Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord control scheme will definitely help you get acquainted with the game. The tables below contain all buttons used in the game, divided between campaign map mode and combat modes.

Campaign map mode

Movement - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Movement

Navigating map - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Navigating map

Zoom In/Out - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Zoom In/Out

Equipment - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Equipment

Encyclopedia - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Encyclopedia

Kingdom window - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Kingdom window

Clan window - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Clan window

Missions - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Missions

Party management - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Party management

Change appearance - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Change appearance

Combat mode

Character movement - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Character movement

Attack - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Attack

Block - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Block

Changing weapons - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Changing weapons

Jump - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Jump

Interact - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Interact

Crouch - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Crouch

Kick - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Kick

Change weapon mode - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Change weapon mode

1 - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide2 - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord GuideSelect unit and activate command mode - Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Select unit and activate command mode

About Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Guide

Author : Radoslaw "Wacha" Wasik for gamepressure.com

Translator : Mateusz "Ictius" Sawka

last update : March 9, 2020

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Video Game

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • genre: RPG

  • developer: TaleWorlds
  • publisher: TaleWorlds
  • platform: PC

Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is a full-fledged sequel to a popular game series that combines elements of action, strategy, and RPG. This title was created by the authors of the original game and its many expansions – Turkish studio TaleWorlds.

Bannerlord is set 200 years before the events depicted in Mount & Blade: Warband, in a mighty realm of Calradia, whose king died without having a rightfull heir. Anarchy spread across the land, and trade routes became plagued by bandits, nomads, and mercenaries. Fortunatelly for the country, standing on the brink of collapse, the player steps in. The role of the protagonist is to find his place in this complex political situation, subdue defiant nobles, and restore the former glory to the land as a leader of one of six available factions.

The overall premise of Mount & Blade 2 doesn't deviate from what we saw previously. Therefore, the story is just a background for extensive gameplay, once again split into two layers: strategy and action. As you play you move around a vast map of a virtual realm spanning across 230 square kilometers. You recruit warriors and adventurers in local inns, and buy food and water for your party from villages. Apart from performing story-related missions and a whole bunch of side quests, the core of gameplay consists in waging multiple battles, in which you personally command an army in over-the-shoulder view.

The second part of the Mount & Blade series brings about numerous improvements and modifications, which further emphasise the sanbox structure of the game. E.g. the character editor was expanded to let you adjust almost every element of the face and appearance of your hero. The game is introduced by a much better tutorial, which is now more dynamic and compelling than previously.

Among other improvements that are worth mentioning, there is greater depth of individual characters – each of them has their own background story and profession, which may prove essential for the entire party. The game world has a life on its own – the people you meet are busy doing their daily jobs or performing various activities. Mount & Blade II offers a much more expanded management of your lands (you can impose taxes on them, train warriors, assign men to construction sites, etc.), as well as an autonomic trade system that reflects supply and demand. On top of that, there is a complex crafting system, which allows you to forge your own unique blade choosing its statistics and appearance.

Compared to its predecessors, Mount & Blade II boasts notably enhanced audiovisuals, as its based on a brand new proprietary game engine. The improvement is visible in appearance and interactivity of locations, as well as in battles – especially those with many warriors involved (e.g. sieges). Battles are influenced by factors such as time of year and changing weather. Moreover, each skirmish can be closely analyzed with the use of an impressive replay system. Of course, the developers did not forget about the modding community, providing the players with a powerful, multi-layer editor.

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