There's a new Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update in town, and it's adding some fun new stuff. Update 1.6.0 is now live, bringing a whole bunch of crash fixes and some improvements to AI. Meanwhile, over in the beta branch, update 1.6.1 is making some interesting changes.
What is Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update 1.6.0 bringing?
Just like last month's Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update, 1.6.0 also fixes a bunch of crashes and bugs. You should notice a smoother game experience now, especially if you've been experiencing issues with certain situations like prison breaks or selecting heirs. You'll also now notice a new Ironman game mode that stops you from saving on multiple files, as well as a new Crafting Orders screen, new Issues, and changes to the way cultural effects work in character development. You can check out the full Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update 1.6.0 changelog right here (be warned: it's pretty darn long).
What's on the horizon for future Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord updates?
Along with the patch notes for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update 1.6.0, TaleWorlds also added notes for update 1.6.1, which is currently in beta. As you might expect, that update also fixes a lot of crashes and squashes some bugs. One major change in this patch is the time limit on the main story. The first phase, which previously had a 10-year time limit, now gives you 20 to achieve your objectives. The total 30-year time limit has been completely removed, so you may notice a smoother, less stressful story experience in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. Perhaps most excitingly, the kick move has been reworked; it's now got new animations, and the penalty for missing has been increased.
If the usual Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update timeline applies, we should see update 1.6.1 land on the main game branch in around a month or so. In the meantime, if you'd like to check out this charming medieval sim for yourself, then you can grab it on Steam via Early Access right now. TaleWorlds launched the game last March, and while the dev originally planned to keep it in Early Access for around a year, the goal is to create a fun and enjoyable experience rather than to impose a strict deadline. We'll have to wait and see what the future has in store for Bannerlord.
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