Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord: Release Date, Beta, Early Access, Gameplay And Everything You Need To Know For Steam, PC, Xbox One And PS4
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Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord: Release Date, Beta, Early Access, Gameplay And Everything You Need To Know For Steam, PC, Xbox One And PS4

Nick Farrell
3 January 2020

After 12 years since the release of the original, we are finally getting a new Mount and Blade 2 in 2020. Here's everything you need to know!

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is finally set to release in 2020 after originally being announced in 2012; fans have been anticipating the title ever since.

The game is in a one of a kind genre, with elements of RPG games, RTS games, and others - Mount and Blade 2 is viewed as one of the most anticipated games of 2020.

So what Is Mount and Blade 2 and what can we expect from it? Here's everything we know about the new game.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates!

Release Date And Early Access

Mount and Blade 2 Bannelord will have early access from March 2020.

However, the exact date is unknown as of now, but we should get a confirmed date as it approaches.

The games full release is unknown as it is still in open beta.

 

Trailer

You can watch the early 

What Is It?

Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord is a sandbox single-player game, where players have the choice to do whatever they want on the battlefield.

You control a medieval army, as you have to strategically manage your forces as well as managing your own character as you have RPG elements in there as well.

There will also be a multiplayer mode too! It is one of a kind game and we cannot think of another game like this one. 

 

Early Access/Beta

Unfortunately, the closed beta for Mount and Blade 2 already happened a few months back and was very limited access.

You can access the open beta registration site here.

However, the game will release in early access in March 2020 to all players, much like how Fortnite is in early access, to allow the developers to make as many changes as they want. 

Gameplay Footage

Check out Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord Skirmish gameplay from the beta:

There is also seven minutes of footage from Gamescom 2019:

Platforms

The game will be playable across PC, Xbox One and PS4!

 

Factions

Each faction in Mount and Blade 2 will be unique in their own rights, from different weapons to military strength you will notice the differences of each right away. The four factions are: 

  • Calradian Empire: The largest faction in the game which is somewhat modeled after the Roman Empire. There is an on-going civil war in this faction so be aware of that when you jump into this one. 
  • Vlandia: Much like mercenaries, this faction controls an incredible amount of land in the game. 
  • Khuzait Khanate: This faction specializes in using horses for combat as well as using bows.
  • Battania: This faction is based off the Celtic kingdom, and is most noted for ambushes and deadly longbow attacks,
  • Aserai: This faction lives on the outskirts of the map. 

Multiplayer

The main multiplayer mode is called "Captain Mode", this game mode will pit you and your army up against five other players in aim to be the last army standing.

The other multiplayer mode is called "Skirmish" and it will only be two teams of six player-controlled characters, as you pit yourself against one and other. 

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Written By
Nick Farrell
@NCF7_

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