The long-awaited Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is finally released in Steam Early Access, letting players take to the battlefields of Calradia once again.
A prequel set 200 years prior to the events of Warband, Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord looks to expand on both combat and world, while already catching the attention of modders. Here is our list of the best Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord mods you can find on PC.
The Best Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Mods
As Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord only now takes its first steps in Early Access and launched with limited modding tools, modders haven't had the ideal conditions to develop a vast suite of mods for the title.
Over time, though, we expect the list of the best Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord mods to grow, adding the likes of new lands, units, magic, and even total conversions.
We'll be on the lookout for any new and interesting mods and add them to our list. Should you bump into some yourself, let us know in the comments.
Mount and Blade II Bannerlord Support for the Vortex Mod Manager
Vortex is a useful tool for installing and managing Mount and Blade II Bannerlord mods. Initially, Bannerlord support was granted through an extension. As of version 1.2, that extension is part of the manager itself and does not require a separate download. The tool also supports more than 65 other titles, including popular ones like Skyrim and The Witcher. You'll find it on Nexus Mods.
Enhanced Battle Test Mod
The Enhanced Battle Test Mod lets you test out battles locally using a variety of unit configurations. The mod supports up to three troop types for each team involved alongside a variety of maps including sergeant, skirmish, and tdm maps. You can download it from Nexus Mods.
Screamerlord - Command Soldiers with Your Voice Mod
The Screamerlord - Command soldiers with your voice Mod targets those players who want a cleaner HUD while retaining the ability to tell their troops where to go and what to do. While not a mod in the traditional sense, the files within are actually two custom profiles for the VoiceAttack software that enables voice-activated control in various apps and games. Find it on Nexus Mods.
PureVision Reshade Mod
The PureVision Reshade Mod brings a number of visual enhancements to Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, resulting in more vibrant colours throughout the entirety of Calradia, as well as better antialiasing, ambient occlusion, global illumination and more. Get it from Nexus Mods.
Bannerlord Tweaks Mod
The Bannerlord Tweaks mod introduces a highly configurable and sizeable set of changes that overall improve the time you spend in Calradia. Whether it's raising your character's stamina cap, increasing the renown gained from emerging victorious in tournaments or giving you more options to customize difficulty, the mod is bound to have something for everyone. The original mod is no longer being updated but a different modder has picked up the slack, also on Nexus Mods.
Mixed Gender Troops Mod
By default, you'll only find a handful of recruitable female units in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. The Mixed Gender Troops Mod changes that, giving players the option of turning some or all of the units encountered in-game into female variants. You can either opt for all-female armies or go with, as the mod's name suggests, mixed-gender troops while also being able to select a preferred ratio of female units. The same can be applied to bandit armies but also lords, merchants and other notable characters like village leaders. Topping things off is an option that turns all equipped helmets invisible. Get it from Nexus Mods.
Detailed Character Creation
The Detailed Character Creation mod expands the base game's character customization with additional options that let you define a character or NPC's weight, age, muscle and other options. With access to full body sliders, you can more freely shape your character and make it stand out among the rest. Find it on Nexus Mods.
The Long Night - Game of Thrones Total Conversion - White Walkers
The Long Night is a Game of Thrones total conversion mod for Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord that replaces the map in the base game with one depicting Westeros. Featuring characters from the TV show, players can join one of several factions including the North, Dorne, Targaryen or, indeed, the White Walkers. The mod overhauls troop trees to introduce brand new unit types from the show while also adding Dragonglass and Valyrian steel weapons that are vital in fending off the undead threat. Find it on Nexus Mods.
The Woods of Battania - Battanian Troop Overhaul Mod
The Battanian Troop Overhaul Mod introduces new upgrade paths for Battanian Volunteers which offer more ranged options. At the same time, non-ranged units have received slight nerfs in terms of effectiveness and armor to balance things out. Get it from Nexus Mods.
What's better than executing a lord you've long wanted dead? Getting their (sometimes expensive) gear for yourself. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord doesn't let you do that by default and that's where the LootLord Mod steps in. Installing it makes all the gear of lords you execute automatically transfer into your character's inventory, which is one small step towards improving immersion. The mod actually lets you pick whether you want gear to always transfer or you'd rather add an element of RNG and only have an enemy lord's gear be added to your inventory 50% of the time. Get it on Nexus Mods.
Expanded Bandits Mod
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord's bandits can be a steady, if somewhat slow, source of renown and experience for troops. Especially early on, looters will likely be easy prey for a character with a horse and a bow. The Expanded Bandits Mod looks to shake things up a bit by not just giving looters two additional troop types to field but also by removing the restrictions on which troops can be part of all bandit parties. Aside from bringing more variety to Bannerlord's roaming menace, the mod also lets players increase the size of the bandit parties they encounter. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Grant Fiefs Mod
The Grant Fiefs Mod gives players more options when it comes to distributing their newly conquered lands. Instead of having to go through an election, you can directly give lands to specific vassals or companions. The system is inspired by its Warband counterpart and giving lands does affect your relationship with your vassals. To keep everyone happy, you'll have to fairly distribute territory while keeping the different characters' tiers in mind. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Hideout Player Party Limit Removed Mod
Few things are more frustrating than attempting to clear bandit hideouts in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, only to see that, after waiting for nightfall, the game picked a small number of your least useful troops for the job. The Hideout Player Party Limit Removed Mod gives you both the option of bringing your entire army into hideout clearing missions or set amounts of troops, increasing the chance of your upgraded units taking part. Download it from Nexus Mods.
Landing a killing blow is one of the most satisfying things in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and the Dismemberment mod adds a feature that many players wish would be part of the main game. The mod makes it possible to chop off the heads of your opponents when dealing fatal cut damage with a left or right swing of your weapon. Currently, dismemberment only applies to heads, however, you can customize the chance of it occurring as well as whether or not it should be accompanied by slow motion. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Carladia at War (Custom Spawns) Mod
In between packs of villagers, bandits, caravans and roaming armies, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord's map is usually rife with activity. The Calradia at War mod further adds to that by introducing a whopping 21 new minor factions, each with its own heroes, alongside 27 new spawns and 29 new troops. Installing the mod will also see new bandits roaming across Calradia. Grab it from Nexus Mods.
True Relations Mod
The True Relations Mod makes it so that you gain reputation more organically while also rewarding you with skills and traits during battles, tournaments and events. Killing brigands will make the nearby lord like you more, followers express their dislike when you perform acts that they don't agree with, and war can lead to the creation of friendships or rivalries. Win a tournament in a city and the locals will treat you more like the champion that you are. Download it from Nexus Mods.
True Noble Opinion Mod
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's True Noble Opinion Mod adds extra realism by separating the opinions of a clan's members from that of their leader. A straightforward addition that makes Calradia's characters feel more like proper humans. Find it on Nexus Mods.
Garrison management can be a bit of a hassle when you're also dealing with countless other things and Bannerlord's Improved Garrisons mod aims to lend you a helping hand. Troops from nearby villages are automatically recruited to garrisons and prisoners also join them over time. Garrisons get extra food and you can also establish guard parties that defend your holdings and destroy nearby bandit hideouts. In case you're after an additional challenge, the mod comes with an option to also enable its features for the AI. Grab it from Nexus Mods.
Non-essential Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Mods
- Warband Casualty Log
- No Companion Limit
- Cultured Start
- Daytime Assault
- Pregnancy Control
- Better Looting
- Kill Bandits Raise Relations
- Army Formations Made Easy - Caesar's Rome Edition
- Interesting Companions
- Noble Titles
- Improvised Samurai Armor Plus Extra
- More Troops
- Change Culture
- Attribute Per Level
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