Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord cover
TaleWorlds Entertainment
Release dates
Windows Early access
Series Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on MobyGames
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on Wikipedia
Mount & Blade
Mount & Blade 2008
Mount & Blade: Warband 2010
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword 2011
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord EA

General information

Official forum Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

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[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

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


Video options.
Video options.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ during gameplay, pillarboxed splashscreen at loading screens.[2]
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.
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.


Mouse and gameplay settings.
Mouse and gameplay settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
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
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Audio options.
Audio options.

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


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese


Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Custom lobbies can be created and joined by players.
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes at launch[edit]

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
Disable anti-virus programs that may block the game from launching.[6]
If on Windows 7, install and run Platform Update for Windows 7[7]
Directly launch the game executable.[7]
  1. Launch Steam client.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client
  3. Launch Bannerlord.exe

Crash on Camping starts[edit]

Game crashes on hit Campaign.
  1. Go into game folder ...\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client
  2. Run the Bannerlord.Native.exe as "run as administrator" directly from the folder

Random crashes[edit]

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

Missing UI and other graphical related issues[edit]

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[edit]

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

General performance issues[edit]

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[edit]


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


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

System requirements[edit]

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.


  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.


  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 6.2 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