It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s Early Access Phase Has Beguntaking many of us who had been waiting for years for the medieval sandbox game by total surprise. That was over two years ago now, however, and TaleWorlds’ ambitious follow-up to Warband is ready for its “official” release, perhaps thanks to the addition of actual banners you can carry into battle.
That’s right: Bannerlord now has banners. These are items that your character or AI heroes can equip and carry into battle, and they will provide various benefits to the formation attached to whoever is holding them. Banner components, as well as the Cloth Banners themselves, can be crafted and customized, and if dropped, other troops can pick them up to continue inspiring the rest of the formation.
TaleWorlds says that although Bannerlord 1.0 is now out, the studio is by no means done with the game. The studio has several features in the works, like allowing players to take over criminal enterprises, launch surprise attacks on the besiegers to destroy their siege engines, and a new location for an aging leader to use for a ceremony when handing over the reins to their heir. .
TaleWorlds also says it has continued to improve its replay editor, which will likely be included with mod tools the studio plans to release in the coming months.
The release plans are posted on the official TaleWorlds website has additional information. Check out our guide for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Cheats for how to enable console commands and how to use them.