Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update Adds New 'Battle' Game Mode

120 players can clash in the new Battle game mode added to Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord in today's update.

Published: May 27, 2022 2:12 PM /


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A new Battle game mode has been added in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.7.2 along with seven new scenes and several other changes.

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is edging ever closer to its 1.0 launch with expansions to campaign gameplay and multiplayer alike. Another round of updates has arrived today, and this patch has something new for fans of the multiplayer -- a new "Battle" game mode where you only have a single life to live.

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What's New in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.7.2?

The most notable addition in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.7.2 is the new Battle game mode, a different style of play that can feature up to 120 players.

In the Battle game mode, a total of 120 players split into multiple teams will face off in combat. One interesting change is the fact that they only have 1 life -- once you're dead, you're dead. It will, however, use a round-based system with purchases similar to CS:GOGetting assists and kills (or simply surviving) will earn you gold for the next round, and that gold can subsequently be used to purchase a class.

This update also adds a total of 7 new scenes to the game:

  • Cypegos Blockade (Battle)
  • Osrac Insurrection (Battle)
  • Skolder Hideout (Battle)
  • Pendaric (Captain)
  • Zendyar (Skirmish)
  • Urikskalaar (Skirmish)
  • Sharis (Skirmish)

Of course, this is still very much an Early Access game, so there are a fair few other balance changes and fixes that were made in this patch. There's a splash of other new content added, too, such as new Battania, Empire, and Aserai body armors for you to collect.

You can read about all of the changes in the full Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord e1.7.2 patch notes. Join in on the medieval mayhem today by buying Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord for PC in Steam Early Access at the price of $49.99 or your regional equivalent.

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March 31, 2020 (Calendar)
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