Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has been dropped, bringing a host of changes and fixes to the open-world RPG. Most of the changes have been tested in the beta for the past month or so, but they’ve now been patched in the proper game. Just as the square becomes a knight, so these previously small reforms become public.
Some of the more notable changes in e1.6.0 include Iron Man’s single-player game mode, for those looking for a hardcore second-chance experience. Once you select the Iron Man option during character creation, you can’t turn off the mode again. Your campaign will be limited to one save file, with each save written above the last. In other words, watch your step.
There’s also a fun audio duel mode in multiplayer, which players can engage in one-on-one. A special map has been created for duels, called Proving Grounds, which contains different areas designated for infantry, cavalry, and interconnected combat. Each area has multiple arenas for your duels which should keep things fresh from fight to fight. The first player to win three rounds of fighting is the winner.
There’s a lot in the patch notes: a quick text search for “crash” shows nearly 40 instances of the word in both single player and multiplayer, so if you’re having stability issues hopefully the patch will address them. There have also been a number of tweaks to the user interface that should make things like managing parties and sorting encyclopedias easier.
Some bonuses and penalties related to your character’s culture have also been modified, and the starting attribute points and focus points in character creation have been increased. A new crafting feature has been added, allowing you to craft weapons for VIPs, which can increase your prestige with them (or decrease it, if you don’t meet their expectations) and also allow you to earn some extra gold and XP.
you can read Full patch notes here.