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Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update Adds 'Battle Terrain System' to Beta

December 10, 2021

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 
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A new Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update has introduced the Battle Terrain System to the Beta branch, and an update to the live game features several fixes.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is a great RPG in Steam Early Access that has steadily been adding more and more new content. Modders have been cooking up interesting things, too, such as the announcement of a Wheel of Time mod and The Old Realms mod entering beta earlier this year. Speaking of betas, a new feature for the core game that was announced earlier this year has finally entered public testing in Bannerlord.

 

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The "Battle Terrain System" splits the world of Calradia into dozens of distinct maps.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update Comes to Beta and Main Branches

Today's Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update for the Beta branch has a fair amount of fixes and changes, but it also has an interesting new addition: the Battle Terrain System has finally arrived.

The Battle Terrain System was first revealed earlier this year; it splits the game world into dozens of distinct maps, giving players a lot more variety for their battles in the realm of Calradia. Additionally, it takes the positioning and direction of all involved armies into account when placing them on the battle map. The total count of individual battle scenes stands at 72 and will expand later.

 
 

This is not the only addition in the Beta branch, mind; the new Order of Battle system and improvements to the Battle Morale system have arrived as well. You can read about all of these changes in the full Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Beta e1.7.0 patch notes.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e.1.6.5 has also arrived today, although this one largely focuses on fixes and small changes rather than the introduction of new features. This game gets better with each and every new update -- you can play it yourself by buying Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord for PC in Steam Early Access at the price of $49.99 or your regional equivalent.

 
 

What do you think of today's Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update on the Beta branch and live game, respectively? Do you like the direction the game's development is headed? Let us know in the comments below!