TaleWorlds has launched Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.5.10, which fixes some PC crashes, debuts a multiplayer map voting feature, and adds new content to the game and its beta branch, too.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is the latest medieval role-playing game from TaleWorlds Entertainment, a company that specializes in designing this style of game. Players are dropped into the fictional land of Calradia with the goal to conquer the other kingdoms, either in service to one of the existing kingdoms or by forming their own. Now, a new update has arrived that takes care of some important housekeeping for the game's code!
What's New in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.5.10?
One of the most important additions in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.5.10 wouldn't be too obvious at first glance, largely because these changes have taken place behind the scenes. More than two dozen crashes in both singleplayer and multiplayer have been fixed; this should add a fair amount of stability to the game.
Also arriving in this update is a new voting system for the Intermission screen in multiplayer. This will allow players to vote on the map and factions for the next round of combat. Other UI changes are also launching in this update, most of which focus on improving accessibility of information in single-player.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update Adds Promising New Features and Content
This Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update is also adding some new content to the beta, giving players some new options for starting a new game. A number of difficulty settings have been added that will let you fine-tune your gameplay experience when starting a new game:
- Added difficulty presets to Campaign Options (Freebooter, Warrior, Bannerlord). These presets have default values for various difficulty options. The player can still choose to modify specific difficulty options, f.e. “Player Received Damage”.
- Added a new difficulty option: Clan member death chance in missions.
- Added a new difficulty option: Persuasion success chance.
- Friendly troops and player received damage options' values were updated.
- Removed a difficulty option: Friendly parties received damage.
The Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord beta is also launching a significant change to learning rates: your character's level will no longer affect this stat. This should make it a little less grindy when you're powering up a character that already has a fair amount of experience.
Mind, it's not all UI changes and bug fixes in the beta — as the most recent Development Update video highlights, a total of 36 new scenes have been added to the beta to give it a little more variety.
These are just some of the highlights for this update — tons of other small changes and bug fixes have debuted in this patch for both the live game and its beta branch. You can read the full Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Update e1.5.10 patch notes for all the fine details. If you'd like to pick up this great game for yourself, you can buy Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord on PC via Steam for $39.99 or your regional equivalent, a 20% discount as part of the Steam Summer Sale.
What do you think of the changes in the latest Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord update? What features and fixes do you think TaleWorlds should focus on for the next patch? Let us know in the comments below!