The vast lands of Calradia are your oyster in Mount & Blade 2, and it’s up to you to carve out a slice of the sandbox for yourself. Trade, political alliances, and combat are all viable options in pursuit of forging an empire. But this is only one facet of the experience; the Mount & Blade franchise has always been highly regarded for its multiplayer, too. Here’s what you need to know about whether Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is multiplayer.
Is Mount & Blade 2 Multiplayer? Answered
First things first, let’s get one thing clear: Mount & Blade 2’s campaign is not playable co-operatively or versus another player competitively. There is no multiplayer option to experience the sandbox, kingdom-building gameplay of its single-player.
That doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen, though. Back in 2016, developer Taleworlds had expressed interest in the idea of building co-operative functionality into the campaign, so perhaps it’s something that could be implemented in the future? After all, the game is only in Early Access after a long, long development cycle.
As for what’s on offer now, there is a competitive multiplayer offering. Bannerlord expands on the skirmish-style competitive gameplay that has always been a staple of the series. Most of the modes that are featured in Warband return once again for Bannerlord. This includes:
- Siege – Attackers besiege a castle manned by the defending team.
- Team Deathmatch – Two teams continually fight until timer runs out.
- Skirmish – Competitive 6v6 teams showdown on smaller-scale maps.
- Captain – Lead six AI versus another player leading six AI.
For now, that’s everything there is to know about whether Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is multiplayer. We’ll update this guide if more functionality is announced in the future.
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