TaleWorlds Entertainment marked the end of 2020 with a mouthwatering Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord video, showing rebellions, prison breaks, simulation improvements and more.
The developer update is a hefty one, and it kicks off with the ability to grant and relinquish fiefs.
"When playing as a faction leader, you will be given the option to grant fiefs to your vassals, allowing you to diversify the ownership of fiefs across your kingdom, or bolster relations with a clan that might not be too fond of your rule. Similarly, when playing as a vassal, you will have the option to relinquish control of a fief back to the kingdom", TaleWorlds wrote.
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord players will be getting rebellions in the next beta patch, where unhappy citizens can rise up and take control of settlements.
Many things dictate the loyalty and security of a settlement, like whether it was captured, garrison strength, potential culture mismatch between owner and inhabitants, etc. Once the loyalty drops low enough, and the local militia feels stronger than the garrison, it's independence time.
TaleWorlds also shared two missions that are work in progress, and the first one is likely to strike a chord with Mount & Blade veterans.
We're talking about prison breaks, which will allow you to break into settlements and spring clan members, vassals and friendly or neutral lords from prison. Of course, it won't be easy, so permadeath players beware.
The second work in progress mission is Keep Battles, which has players duking it out in corridors of different keeps, fighting in close-quarters combat, which opens up different possibilities as well as pose new challenges.