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News video games 25 October 2022, 15:01

author: Adrian Werner

Bannerlord 1.0 Launches; Buy Now, It's Unlikely to Get Cheaper

Version 1.0 of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord made its debut on PC. On this occasion, an attractive discount was organized. At the same time, the game also launched on consoles.

Finally, after more than two years of early access, version 1.0 of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has been released. Along with the release of the full version on PC - on Steam, Epic Games Store and GOG.com - the game also debuted on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

The developers are celebrating the release by holding streams on Twitch and organizing noteworthy promotions.

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - official website

Prices and discounts

On PC, you can currently buy the game at an attractive price.

  1. On the occasion of leaving early acces a discount has been organized on Steam and GOG.com, in which the game can be purchased 20% off. The offer will remain valid until November 8.
  2. Those interested in the game are advised to take advantage of the deal, as the opportunity to buy this title so cheaply is unlikely to arise soon. Last month, the devs - as they explain it - for economic reasons, raised prices in several regions
  3. A similar, though not as attractive discount was organized in the Microsoft Store, where the Xbox One and XSX editions can be purchased 10% off.
  4. No such offer has been provided for Sony consoles. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord made its debut on PS4 and PS5 at full price..

Reception

The early access edition has been warmly received - on Steam it has 87% positive reviews, which is categorized as very positive reception. Counting only the ratings given in the last thirty days, 86% of them praise the title.

Console versions are also collecting good reviews, and they are supposed to run smoothly even on old consoles.

Some veterans are disappointed, that version 1.0.0.0 doesn't offer much new compared to the previous release (the developers mainly focused on improving the technical layer), but overall the community is excited about the release.

Mods

The Mount & Blade series boasts a very active modding community and Bannerlord is no exception. The game has received a number of noteworthy modifications, and fans will most likely be adding new elements for the next decade. This will be helped by the recent addition of support for Steam Workshop, which makes it easier to play with such creations.

10 recommended Bannerlord mods to get you started

If you want to start playing with mods for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, we recommend checking out the following projects for a good start:

  1. More Arenas - introduces ten new arenas to the game.
  2. cRPG - heavily expands the game's RPG mechanics.
  3. RTS Camera - expands camera control options during battles, making the game more like an RTS.
  4. Realm of Thrones - moves the action from the world of Calradia to Westeros and Essos, the lands from the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones.
  5. Trial of The Seven Kingdoms - the second major mod based on Game of Thrones. It differs from the previous one in setting period - the action takes place right after the end of the so-called Robert's Rebellion, while Realm of Thrones is set in the period known from the TV show.
  6. Vikings Storm - takes us back in time to the Middle Ages, to the British Isles during the Viking invasion.
  7. Europe Campaign Map - replaces the Calradia map with a brilliantly realized Europe.
  8. Improved Garrisons - thoroughly improves the game's garrisons and expands the machanics associated with them.
  9. Bandit Militias - introduces groups of bandits into the game. The game randomly selects their appearance location, composition, strength and the character leading the group, and then lets its artificial intelligence decide where they go and what they do.
  10. Intrigues - enriches the gameplay with the ability to carry out the eponymous intrigues. Among other things, we can order assassinations, kidnap characters, spread deceitful rumors designed to undermine a rival's reputation, maim competitors and incite civil unrest.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

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