Developed by Turkish developers TaleWorlds Entertainment, Mount & Blade is a fantasy RPG set in a medieval province. The game was initially released as a single-player back in 2008 with a plot that allowed the player to choose his/her own storyline during character creation. Although the ability to choose one’s own storyline created a huge hype for the game, fans still wanted a multiplayer mode. This led to the release of Warband in 2010.
Warband is a stand-alone expansion pack to Mount & Blade that was hugely appreciated by fans during its release. It mainly focuses on adding multiplayer capabilities of up to 250 players into Mount & Blade. But that’s not the only update here. The expansion pack also introduces a sixth faction, The Sarranid Sultanate to the game with the ability to create one’s own faction. The map is also improved in Warband with less repetitive quests, more towns, etc.
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In short, the update was a huge success for TaleWorlds Entertainment. But that didn’t stop modders from creating mods that further improve the game.
Top 3 Best Warband Mods:
Here is a list of the 3 best Mount & Blade: Warband mods:
The Last Days Of The Third Age
The Lord of The Rings is easily one of the most talked-about fantasy plots even to this day. It’s popularity started from Tolkien’s books and shot up ridiculously in the early 2000s thanks to the award-winning movie trilogy. Fans of fantasy video games have now accepted that no matter what game it is, a LOTR mod for it has to come out. For Warband, we have The Last Days Of The Third Age as our LOTR mod.
The Last Days Of The Third Age focuses on reconstructing the plot in Warband into that of LOTR. Here are a few things it does for doing so:
- Replaces all the Warband factions with the ones seen in LOTR (Elves, Hobbits, etc)
- Rehauls the map into the Tolkien universe
- Changes multiple gameplay mechanics including combat, loot, etc.
A Clash of Kings
Despite having a controversial ending, Game of Thrones is by far the most popular fantasy TV show of the modern era. Therefore, it is safe to say that George R.R. Martin’s fantasy has made a good number of new fans. Not to anyone’s surprise, some of these fans also play Warband and have made GOT one of the most requested mods for the game. Well, A Clash of Kings is exactly that.
A Clash of Kings is an overhaul mod for Warband that provides players to play in a Game of Thrones set up. You are allowed to create your own house and or join an existing house to clash with kings.
Decapitate and Dismember
Being a 2010 expansion pack, Warband is pretty outdated as compared to current-gen games. For example, the combat system is one of its major flaws due to a lack of precision and button combinations. Adding to that, the killings in Warlord also didn’t seem that brutal. Decapitate and Dismember is a great mod that fixes this. The mod completely changes the combat mechanics into a more precise version while also giving players the ability to decapitate their enemies and see their heads fly onto the ground.
Mount & Blade: Warband was a huge success when it was first released. Almost a decade later, it still finds itself to be one of the best games of its genre. However, it should be an accepted fact that even Warband is a little outdated now. So rocking a mod seems to be a necessity, more than a choice. But choosing a mod for a popular can be tough. Our list of the 3 best Warband Mods will help you choose better.