The Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord modding tools beta has gone live, opening the door for modders to put their skills to the test with this open-world medieval RPG.
The last few months have seen Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord gradually expanding its content on Steam Early Access. One notable absence, however, was a set of robust modding tools for the game
Previous entries in the Mount and Blade franchise were rife with mods, with everything from The Lord of the Rings to entirely original conversions attaining a measure of popularity in the scene. Now, TaleWorlds has taken the first steps to make that same magic happen in its new game.
What's Included with the Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Modding Tools Beta?
TaleWorlds has created a pretty robust set of modding tools thus far. Here are the tools that are currently available as part of this beta according to the announcement on the game's Steam Community page.
Scene Editor Toolset
- Entity Placement Tools
- Terrain Import, Export, and Editing Tools
- Navigation Mesh Tools
- GI Baking Tools
- Level System Editing Tool
- Path Editing Tools
- Resource Browser
- Material Editor
- Mesh Editor
- Texture Editor
- Body Editor
- Cloth Editor
- Atmosphere Editor
- Skeleton Editor
- Particle Editor
- Model & Animation Viewer
There's a lot to uncover here, and that's exactly why TaleWorlds has also released a Developer Talk detailing how to get started with the Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord modding tools beta.
At the moment, these modding tools are only available to people who currently own the game on Steam. You can get access to them by going to your Steam Library, selecting "Tools", and then searching for the "Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - Modding Kit" in your list of available items.
TaleWorlds has also released a website filled with documentation that explains the modding tools in more detail. If you'd prefer to talk to real people about modding, you can also head over to the modding section of the Bannerlord forums or join the TaleWorlds forum Modding Discord.
The beginning of the Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord modding tools beta means that we're likely to see some pretty interesting community creations pop up in the next few months. If you don't yet own the game on PC, you can buy Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord at a 20% discount on Steam for $39.99 or your regional equivalent
What mods would you like to see for Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord? Do you think you'll try modding the game yourself? Let us know in the comments below!