Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord complete gameplay guide

After 8 years of waiting, Bannerlord is here, and just as everyone expected it is pretty damn good. It is more realistic than all the previous Mount & Blade games, which also means it is a bit more complex to understand and play. For that reason, we are sharing with you guys the ultimate Bannerlord gameplay guide, so you can go from peasant to high lord, or even the actual ruler of a new kingdom.

Getting started

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord can be a bit overwhelming, especially for players that haven’t played the previous games in the series, and so, to make your life a whole lot easier, we have prepared 10 essential tips and tricks for playing the game.

When starting a new Bannerlord character, you’ll need to choose a kingdom, so you really ought to know which is the absolute best kingdom in Calradia, according to your game goals for that character. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to recruit and level up soldiers.

Leveling up

Every time you level up, you will be awarded focus points to spend on you skill tree. Before you just randomly spend those focus points, you should take into account what sort of character you want to develop.

Do you want to be a Diplomat, with incredible haggling ability to overpower merchants with, and speech ability to charm other lords and kings? Then focus on Charisma. Or would you rather go with the Path of the Warrior? In that case, strength might be the right option. Whatever your path is, you need to learn where to place your focus points.

The path to nobility and royalty

Pretty much every player that plays or has ever played a Mount & Blade franchise game, has the goal to become a nobleman or even king, but neither is easy to accomplish, especially the latter.

You need to learn how to improve your influence so people will start taking you seriously, and that isn’t acquired by just killing looters and helping caravan traders get their merchandise safely across the map.

In fact, you’ll need to master your siege warfare and battlefield tactics, as no one really respects a lord that can’t command their troops or even take a castle.

Nobles are kings have another thing in common: they are usually rich. And despite getting rich is quite a difficult task in Bannerlord, we have put up an article that shows the absolute best secret way to make a lot of money.

There is one last way to help you into the nobility path: getting married. I regret to inform you that there is no direct advantage in marrying a nobleman or woman in Mount& Blade Bannerlord. However, as this is a somewhat realistic game, your character will age or die in battle, and it’s important that you have your own children so that when you do, you’ll continue on playing as them. So, if you failed to become a lord or king as your character, your son or daughter might just achieve that goal.

And if you happened to come by this article by accident, because you were simply looking for a gift for a Bannerlord fan, then we can also help you out with some awesome gift ideas for Mount & Blade fans.

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Bárbara Santos

Writer by day and gamer by night. I put all my thoughts and feelings in writing about things I like, A.K.A. Gaming!
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