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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord cover
Developers
TaleWorlds Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 25, 2022
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Open world, RPG, Strategy
Series Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on HowLongToBeat
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on MobyGames
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on Wikipedia
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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person and third-person open world, RPG and strategy game in the Mount & Blade series.

General information

Official forum
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Same version on Xbox One/Series.
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Remove the intro video files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Modules\Native\Videos.
  2. Delete or rename TWLogo_and_Partners.ogg and TWLogo_and_Partners.ivf.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord\Configs\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/261550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mount and Blade II Bannerlord\Game Saves\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/261550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
GOG Galaxy
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video

Video options.
Video options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Hor+ during gameplay, pillarboxed splashscreen at loading screens.[2]
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ during gameplay, pillarboxed splashscreen at loading screens.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
First Person Field of View ranges from 45 to 100.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Includes Bilinear, Trilinear, 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Includes FXAA, SMAA, SMAA x2, Temporal SMAA, and Temporal SMAA x2.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Includes options for Half and Full Vsync.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Capped at 360 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input

Mouse and gameplay settings.
Mouse and gameplay settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Full support planned for release, but current implementation may at times be missing or incomplete.
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Listed as Mouse Sensitivity in Gameplay settings.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Listed as Invert Mouse Y Axis in Gameplay settings.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
[3]
Xbox button prompts
[3]
Impulse Trigger vibration
[3]
PlayStation controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
[3]
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
[3]

Audio

Audio options.
Audio options.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Effects, Music.
Surround sound
7.1 surround sound.[4]
Subtitles
Text-only dialogue.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Belarusian
Fan translation. Nexus Mods.
Taraškievica.
Available in both Cyrillic and Latin.
There are also translations for some mods.
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
[5]
French
[5]
German
[5]
Italian
[5]
Japanese
[5]
Korean
[5]
Polish
[5]
Brazilian Portuguese
[5]
Russian
[5]
Latin American Spanish
[5]
Turkish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
120 Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Custom lobbies can be created and joined by players.
Direct IP

Issues fixed

Game crashes at launch

Download and run missing software dependencies[6]
  1. Download and run Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015
  2. Download and run .net Core
  3. Download and run .net FrameWork
  4. Download and run Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017
If on Windows 7, install and run Platform Update for Windows 7[7]
Launch Bannerlord.exe directly[7]

Crash on campaign start

Run Bannerlord.Native.exe as administrator[citation needed]

Random crashes

Change system and/or game language to English.[8]

Missing UI and other graphical related issues

Go to Video options and manually set the Screen Resolution setting to the current monitor's resolution instead of choosing the Desktop Resolution option.[8]

Game stutters on older CPUs

Lower the Sound Channels settings in the Performance options tab.[8]

General performance issues

Ensure that Windows is on the latest version through Windows Update.[6]
Update GPU drivers.[7]
Ensure game is on the latest patcher version[7]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX, SpeedTree
Multiplayer Epic Online Services
Anti-cheat BattlEye Required for multiplayer play; functionally broken in WINE/Proton

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-8100
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
Intel UHD Graphics 630
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Integrated GPUs require additional 2 GB of system RAM.


Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/261550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (261550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Unavailable on 2020-03-30
  2. 2.0 2.1 Verified by User:Unavailable on 2020-03-30
    Tested on a dual monitor setup in 3840 x 1080 resolution.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Verified by User:Unavailable on 2020-03-30
    Tested with Xbox One controller
  4. Verified by User:Unavailable on 2020-03-30
    Tested in 7.1 using Orban Loudness Meter with Razer Surround.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Early Access Information - last accessed on 2020-03-31
    "Our current plan is to localize the game into the following languages: French, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Spanish and Turkish. However, during EA, localisations for these languages may be missing entirely or may be incomplete. Other languages may be added later."
  6. 6.0 6.1 Game Failing/Crashing at Launch - last accessed on 2020-03-30
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Possible workaround for game not launching issue! - last accessed on 2020-04-6
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Massive List of Bugs - last accessed on 2020-03-31