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Players are losing their heads over a Mount & Blade: Bannerlord mod

Published: 11:06, 11 April 2020
TaleWorlds Entertainment
Army in Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord
Not exactly what I meant by "Get in line!"

Mount & Blade: Bannerlord has been around for about a month and people are already modding their hearts out. One particular mod adds dismemberment and allows killing blows that chop people's heads off.

TaleWorlds folks were rather upfront when it comes to modding Bannerlord - it is welcome and do it as much as you please. To that end, they pledged to deliver the engine and tools used to develop Bannerlord "so that modders can re-interpret Calradia or create their own worlds".

In the case of the mod we are writing about today, there are no new worlds to explore as it focuses on combat rather than new content. When someone swings a sword at one's head, you would expect a decapitation here and there but Bannerlord's base version does not have that feature.

Enter Dismemberment , a mod that can be found on Nexus Mods website, which allows players to chop an opponent's head off. The trailer involves slow-motion each time a decapitating finisher is performed, meaning it will at least partially not work in multiplayer.

However, if you enjoy cutting NPCs' heads off in singleplayer, you can go to the link above, download the file, place "Dismemberment" folder in the "Modules" folder and enable it in the launcher. There is also the "Settings.cfg" document that allows you to alter some settings, like the chance of decapitation happening on a finishing blow.

The mod does have a few drawbacks, like some users reporting crashes but keep in mind that it could be faulty installation on local side. Just be careful until the mod troubleshooting comes through. 

Another slight issue can be seen in the trailer itself. Despite a slash looking clean, sometimes the decapitation looks like it happened from two angles simultaneously but it's likely this will be addressed in a future update.

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