Like in previous parts of the series, Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord is heavily expanded by the mods created by fans of the game. Mods are a great way to improve the gameplay - by improving existing elements or adding completely new ones. On this page of our guide you will learn how to install mods in Bannerlord. There are two ways of installing mods - by using Vortex software or by doing it manually.
At the beginning, it should be mentioned that any tampering with the game files (such as installation of mods) can damage or corrupt Bannerlord. Therefore, you should copy your saves beforehand. They're located in the C:\Users\[user name]\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord\Game Saves folder.
In addition, we recommend using the first method of installing mods, that is, by using the Vortex program. This reduces your chances of installing a mod incorrectly.
Vortex - automatic mods installation
The best and easiest way to install modifications (game mods) to Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord is to use Vortex - the successor of the well-known Nexus Mod Manager. The following tips will show you how to install mods in Bannerlord by using the Vortex tool.
Installation and configuration of Vortex tool
The first step is to download the Vortex tool. After downloading the file, run it - Vortex will be automatically installed. After that, it will launch automatically. You will see the window shown in the picture above. First of all, select the Scan for missing games option. The software will search your computer for supported games to make sure that Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord is available.
Then go to the Games tab (left side of the tool). In the search engine, type Bannerlord and then click on the displayed game icon. From now on, Mount and Blade 2 will be supported by Vortex. After that, you can start downloading all modifications.
Downloading and installing mods to Bannerlord
Downloading and installing mods to Bannerlord by using Vortex is very simple. Just visit the Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord Nexus Mods website and select one of the available mods. On the page of selected mod, go to the Files tab and select Mod Manager Download option. Vortex will be automatically launched. The tool will automatically download the particular mod.
Now you can open the Vortex tool and open the Downloads tab - there you can see all downloaded modifications to Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord. Then click the Install button of the selected mod - the mod will be installed automatically.
You still need to remember to activate the installed mods. You can do this in the game launcher in the Mods tab.
Manual installation of mods
You can install modifications to Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord manually. To do this, you must put the contents of the downloaded archives in the Modules folder. You'll find it in the directory in which you have your Steam installed, that is, Steam\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\Modules. After placing the modification folder there, the mod should appear in the game launcher, where you still have to activate it.