Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is a medieval simulation game that allows players to explore a medieval world and establish themselves as a powerful name through a variety of means, including becoming a master trader or a ruler of their own kingdom. But wouldn't such an experience be better shared with friends? The newly-released Bannerlord Online mod is an Early-Access mod that allows multiple players to get in on the medieval experience in the campaign mode as a co-op experience.
Dropped into Early Access just two days ago on Mod DB, Bannerlord Online turns the game into a giant medieval sandbox where every event is synchronized and time continues to march on, whether players are visiting villages or clearing out a bandit's hideout. Like in the base game, players will start out as a nobody who has to work their way up into becoming a powerful figure in the realm. But now there's a chance those other knights roaming around are another player. The path to power is also slightly different, as each skill bar's perks are reworked along with unique perks designed for the multiplayer experience.
Another notable feature is the player-driven economy. While a player's actions can impact the world's economy in the base game, Bannerlord Online allows for a deeper economic experience, where players can produce raw goods to be made into a variety of goods at a workshop to then be sold on the market. If violence is more your style, players will be pleased to know that the mod currently supports 100 vs. 100 battles and almost all of the base game's weaponry. An upcoming update to the mod hopes to bring that limit to 200 vs. 200.
Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is available on Steam. The Bannerlord Online mod, which can be found here on Mod DB, is compatible with version 1.5.8.