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Does Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Have Co-op or Multiplayer Play?

Does Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord have multiplayer player versus player co-op play so you can inflict your will on human players? Read on.

Let’s face it, half the fun of Command & Conquer and its ilk was going into battle against real people and crushing them. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is more hands on than C&C, but can you aid or annihilate other players in multiplayer mode?

The answer is yes, you can, with certain limitations. You can’t compete against a human player in the game’s main or sandbox mode as those modes are single-player. So you won’t get the joy of snatching territory from a foe. However, you can fight other players and even aid in the conquest of a castle.

Here are the modes on offer to you, accessed via “Multiplayer” from the main Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord menu.

  • Captain (via Matchmaking): A team-based 6 vs 6 mode, though each human player gets their own AI soldiers.
  • Skirmish (via Matchmaking): Also a team-based 6 vs 6 mode, though it’s just human players vs human players, with no AI sub-teams involved.
  • Team Deathmatch (via Custom Game): Two teams of sixty players each, with no AI troops, take each other on.
  • Siege (via Custom Game): Another 60 vs 60 team mode but one team is defending a castle while the other is assaulting it.

And there you have it. Overall, these modes are a nice bonus but you shouldn’t be buying Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord just to take on other players.

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Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.