Bannerlord is coming to Early Access earlier and cheaper than first announced.

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Coming Early — With a Discount

Bannerlord is coming to Early Access earlier and cheaper than first announced.

Originally announced back in 2012, it’s been a long wait for Mount & Blade 2, and as the game’s launch quickly approaches, many fans have been preparing themselves for a last-minute delay announcement.

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Instead, developer TaleWorlds Entertainment has some very good news this morning, confirming that the exact opposite is happening: Bannerlord is coming out early!

The Early Access version of Mount & Blade 2 is now officially slated to hit Steam on March 30. Since so many people are currently out of work and stuck at home, developer TaleWorlds will launch the game at 10% off its base price. You can get an extra 10% off that price if you digitally own a previous Mount & Blade title.

Though Mount & Blade 2 won’t be complete when it launches, here’s what we know will be available on March 30:

  • Custom Battle mode (singleplayer)
  • Campaign mode (singleplayer)
  • Skirmish mode (multiplayer)
  • Captain mode (multiplayer)
  • Team Deathmatch mode (multiplayer)
  • Siege mode (multiplayer)

The Campaign mode will be a departure from the series and will notably feature a more structured approach than typical Mount & Blade sandbox gameplay. Additionally, private servers for multiplayer won’t be available until closer to the game’s full launch. There’s currently no word on when it will exit Early Access. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Mount & Blade 2 news in the coming weeks. If you’re looking for more open-world sandbox games to pass the time, check out our list of the five you should check out right now.

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