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Can I Run Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord On My Computer?
Have a gander below to see the minimum and the recommended requirements for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord on the PC (currently the only platform the game is available on).
It’s typical for publishers to understate the performance required to run their game, to encourage more people to buy it, so always take the minimum requirements with a pinch of salt. Also be aware that as Bannerlord is still in early access, you will still probably experience FPS drops even on a powerful machine, until Taleworlds manage to iron out the causes and better optimize the game.
Generally speaking, Bannerlord is a medium level demanding game, with a lot of graphical options to tweak to improve the performance on your machine. When battles get quite large, you will find it relying more on CPU power than most games, so you may want to consider a more powerful processor if you’re building a new PC. Have a look at our buyer’s guides at the bottom of this page for an indication of what PC builds we would recommend.
If you don’t know what parts are inside your computer to compare alongside the requirements lists, read our guide here to help you find your PC’s specifications.
At the moment we’re working on a tool that can automatically evaluate your system’s capabilities to play any game to streamline this process. We’ll update this post once it becomes available.
If you’re looking to buy a copy of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, see ENEBA for cheap prices on the game.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Game Details
- Release Date : March 30th 2020 (Early Access) (Windows PC)
- System Requirements : Medium
- Genre : Action Role-playing / Strategy
- Developer : Taleworlds Entertainment
- Publisher : Taleworlds Entertainment
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the sequel (technically prequel) to cult favorite Mount & Blade Warband. Fans were eagerly waiting for the game to release over the last 8+ years it has taken to develop it, to the point where waiting for Bannerlord became a bit of a meme. Although the game has now released it is still in Early Access, with the developers are still working on honing it and adding new features.
The game is a unique blend of sandbox hack-and-slash RPG with strategy, as you fight bandits, hire soldiers, perhaps indulge in a spot of trading, ally with nobles, siege castles, marry into prominent families, and even have children which you can play as once your original character dies! All of this is set in the fictional continent of Caladria, which is heavily inspired by real world history in the period of late antiquity / the early medieval ages.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord System Requirements
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Minimum System Requirements
- CPU : Intel Core i3-8100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
- RAM : 6GB RAM (8GB if using integrated graphics)
- GPU / Video Card : Intel UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
- Storage : 60GB HDD
- Operating System : Windows 7 (64-bit only)
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Recommended System Requirements
- CPU : Intel Core i5-9600K / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
- RAM : 8GB RAM
- GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580
- Storage : 60GB HDD
- Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit only)
What PC Do We Recommend To Play Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord?
To play Bannerlord at 1080p on low settings one of our $700 builds would suffice as an entry point. If you want to crank up the settings though and/or play at higher resolutions then we’d suggest a $1,500 build or thereabouts.
If building your own computer does not appeal, then one of our prebuilt models for under $800 would run Bannerlord to a satisfactory level on low settings at 1080p. For higher resolutions and settings, the $1,500 pre-built PC will definitely do the job.