There are a ton of great Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord mods out there, but which ones are the best? In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the top mods that gamers are using to enhance their experience with the game.
Whether you’re looking for new ways to customize your characters or want to add in some new gameplay features, these mods will definitely give you something to chew on. Let’s start!
What are the Best Mods?
There are natural limitations to what can be effectively modded without causing headaches for players. However, the Bannerlord launcher includes a mod selection and sorting screen, and many talented modders have shared the fruits of their labor to change the game to how they believe it should be.
Here are some of the Bannerlord player-made mods:
Normally, when you come across a party on the world map, Bannerlord loads a full 3D scene  in which you can interact with them face-to-face.
In the vast majority of cases, your conversation will last only a few seconds before returning you to the main map. In order to fight a battle, you’ll frequently have to load another 3D scene. These loading screens are annoying, slow, and completely unnecessary.
However, these are completely ignored by Fast Dialogue. Instead of starting a conversation, it loads the standard blue actions menu on the left of the screen and adds the option “converse,” along with any other relevant actions such as attacking or simply leaving. With these features, you should definitely have this mod installed!
Auto Block Revival
There are three types of Warband players: those who are surprised and disappointed that Bannerlord has removed automated directional blocking, those who didn’t use it or don’t mind its removal, those who are mature about it, and those who are upset about in various forums. This mod brings that system to Bannerlord.
You must still block and keep an eye out for enemy movements, but it is far less demanding. Right-clicking with a weapon drawn will block an incoming attack, selecting the correct direction automatically.
Unless the enemy changes direction (or your relative positions change enough for their weapon to hit anyway), in which case you must block once more. The only drawback is that you can’t toggle it on or off without restarting the game, but that’s a minor quibble.
This features a diverse set of slight tweaks. Battle renown is doubled, tournament rewards are increased, food production is increased to make sieges more difficult, and AI is less likely to dominate the entire map overnight.
Troops’ XP gains are higher overall, you can smith more items per day, and the game in general should feel more fluid and less grindy, especially early on with this mod.
Bannerlord Tweaks also includes an in-game menu with full tooltips that allows you to enable or disable specific features and tweak their values to your liking. This is outstanding work, especially for such a new game.
Sound the Alarm
This is a simple mod, but it is very useful. Have you ever been away from your fiefs for an extended period of time on a campaign, only to have your territory invaded while you’re gone? There is a small piece of text that informs you when this occurs by default, but it is easy to overlook if you are distracted.
It’s inconvenient not knowing when your towns are being taken over, so this mod displays a popup alert when one of your fiefs is under attack.
Because this is information that appears in the unmodified game, it is simply presented in a different and arguably more useful manner.
If you thought the previous mod was easy, this one is even easier. This mod adds an extra speed-up button to Bannerlord for those who believe the game is still a little too slow. It’s ideal for those who don’t want to waste time waiting for things to happen.