Oathsworn now has more athleticism skills than riding.
Replaced one-handed and two-handed weapon skills for the Imperial Veteran Archer.
Fixed the case of some longbows having Vlandian cultures set on them. They are now Battanian Bows.
There were two Southern Noble Helmets. One of them is renamed to "Southern Crowned Lord Helmet".
Fixed an issue that caused some beard types to clip through closed helmets.
Fixed the problem of some character creation choices having weapons that could not be used with civilian equipment.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the player died during the defence of a siege while in charge of a formation that was previously controlled by the AI.
Fixed an issue that caused players to be stuck in photo mode when it was opened in arenas.
Fixed an issue that caused the scoreboard to not show up while pressing the scoreboard key.
Fixed an issue that caused weapons to be dropped on pressing Dpad down while the order menu was open.
Fixed an issue that caused a crash while trying to open the quest screen.
Fixed an issue that caused the UI to disappear when a transfer order was given in the deployment stage.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the player started a conversation with melee trainers.
Fixed an issue where the mercenary soldiers would cost more than the shown amount.
Fixed a crash that occurred due to marrying your daughter to a hero.
Fixed a crash that occurred due to invalid items in towns.
Fixed wrong text showing when ransoming enemy lords.
Minor bug fixes for Medicine and Leadership skills.
If construction is 0 due to low loyalty, the construction completion time will be "Never" in Town Management.
Fixed a crash that occurred while creating a new rebel clan’s banner.
Did some improvements related to the rebellion clan destruction algorithm.
Fixed a crash that occurred while adding gold to a hero if the hero had more than 2147483647 gold.
Fixed a bug where the player gained charm experience after a rebellion started.
Fixed a Company of Trouble quest crash that occurred when successfully persuading a lord that was in the same army with the player.
Added quest giver name in the Landlord Need Manual Labor quest dialogues.
Fixed a bug that caused kingdom leaders to become an army member when the player asked them through a dialogue.
Fixed a bug that caused the daily project bonus to be 0 on the settlement management menu.
Fixed a crash that was caused by corrupted save files because of some unfinished raids.
Fixed a bug that caused the player to gain trade XP when storing items in towns.
Fixed a memory leak issue.
Fixed a crash which occurred when the New Campaign button was clicked.
Fixed a crash that occurred while the "Lady’s Knight Out" quest was active and the quest giver left her settlement.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the main hero asked for the "Lady’s Knight Out" quest while the quest giver was outside of her settlement.
Fixed a crash that occurred after heir selection if the husband/wife had been selected as heir and he/she had been in a fugitive state.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the "Conspiracy Base of Operations" quest was activated but there was no suitable hideout for the quest.
Fixed a bug that allowed declaring of war on a neutral clan.
Fixed a bug that caused the dead lords to thank us after helping them on the battlefield.
Deleting the "offered amount" text in the barter screen no longer crashes the game.
"Agent without head in photo mode" bug has been fixed.
Added the winter version of Isle of Deriad.
Temporarily disabled a performance optimization due to the disconnects it caused from the MP Lobby. It will be enabled again once the issue is resolved.
Fixed some perk icons.
Adjusted all horses charge damage.
Slightly increased charge damage for light cavalry horses.
Slightly decreased charge damage for heavy cavalry horses.
This is to make bumps/knock down more consistent between the classes.
Added 8 new Horses.
Added 2 new Lances.
Changed the weights of all "Stronger Shield" perks to be the same weight as the default shields.
Reverted the recent friendly fire change in Siege game mode. We found a crash that might relate to this change and we want to investigate further.
Beduin (Light Cav)
Replaced the "Long Spear" perk with a new "Agile Horse" perk.
Replaced the "Heavy Cavalry Sword" perk with the "Long Spear" perk (moved from perk list 1 -> 2).
Renamed the default horse from Nahasan to Desert Horse.
Increased the charge damage of the Desert Horse from 4 to 5.
Added a new horse (Nahasan) for the "Agile Horse" perk.
Decreased the charge damage of the Camel from 13 to 7.
Decreased the speed of the Camel from 45 to 43.
Increased the maneuver of the Camel from 70 to 74.
Mamluke (Heavy Cav)
Replaced the "Cavalry Mace" perk with a new "Faster Horse" perk.
Added the Long Spear to the default equipment.
Replaced the "Long Spear" perk with a new "Larger Shield" perk.
Added a new horse (Tough Nahasan) for the "Faster Horse" perk.
Remove gloves (easy to distinguish from oathsworn, show more team colour).
Oathsworn (Heavy Inf)
Decreased the weight of the "Heavy Oval Shield" (Stronger Shield Perk) from 5 to 3.2.
Mounted Warrior (Light Cav)
Added the longer sword to the default equipment.
Replaced the "Longer Sword" perk with a new "Agile Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Agile Dale Pony) for the "Agile Horse" perk.
Increased the charge damage of the Dale Pony from 2 to 5.
Decreased the speed of the Dale Pony from 44 to 43.
Decreased the charge damage of the Fell Pony from 11 to 9.
Decreased the maneuver of the Fell Pony from 69 to 67.
Legionary (Heavy Inf)
Decreased the weight of the "Reinforced Oaken Kite Shield" (Stronger Shield Perk) from 5.8 to 3.5.
Courser (Light Cav)
Replaced the "Cavalry Sword" perk with a new "Agile Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Midlands Palfrey) for the "Agile Horse" perk.
Decreased the charge damage of the Danustica Horse from 8 to 7.
Increased the speed of the Danustica Horse from 48 to 49.
Decreased the maneuver of the Danustica Horse from 68 to 63.
Replaced the "Throwing Spears" perk with a "Lance" perk.
Cataphract (Heavy Cav)
Replaced the "Cavalry Mace" perk with a new "Charger Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Imperial Charger) for the "Charger Horse" perk.
Changed Axe Perk made it bastard.
Renamed and adjusted the "Kontos" perk to "Fast Kontos".
Increased the length and speed of the "Fast Kontos".
Replace the "Bow and Arrows" perk with a new "Heavy Kontos" perk.
Added a new weapon "Heavy Kontos" for the "Heavy Kontos" perk.
Decreased the charge damage of the Imperial Warhorse from 13 to 10.
Decreased the charge damage of the War Courser from 10 to 8.
Increased the maneuver of the War Courser from 66 to 67.
Spear Infantry (Heavy Inf)
Decreased the weight of the "Footman’s Wicker Shield" (Stronger Shield Perk) from 3 to 2.7.
Nomad (Light Cav)
Replaced the "Tougher Horse" perk with a new "Agile Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Tarpan) for the "Agile Horse" perk.
Increased the charge damage of the Steppe Horse from 2 to 5.
Decreased the charge damage of the Steppe Charger from 13 to 10.
Decreased the health of the Steppe Charger from 220 to 190.
Lancer (Heavy Cav)
Added the "Cavalry Mace" to the default equipment.
Replaced the "Cavalry Mace" perk with a new "Longer Lance" perk.
Switched "Improved Armor" and "Tougher Horse" positions.
Increased the speed of the Steppe Warhorse from 40 to 41.
Increased the maneuver of the Steppe Warhorse from 68 to 69.
Mounted Archer (Horse Archer)
Increased the charge damage of the Steppe Saddle Horse from 2 to 3.
Increased the charge damage of the Steppe Tough Horse from 3 to 4.
Varyag (Heavy Inf)
Decreased the weight of the "Large Round Shield" (Stronger Shield Perk) from 4 to 2.8.
Raider (Light Cav)
Made heavy axe default.
Increased barding armor 4->15.
Adjusted horse harness visual.
Replaced heavy axe perk with looted horse perk (grants a random horse on spawn).
Increased the charge damage of the Trotter horse from 4 to 5.
Druzhinnik (Heavy Cav)
Added the Long Spear to the default equipment.
Replaced the "Larger Shield" perk with "Agile Horse" perk.
Replaced the "Long Spear" perk with a new "Larger Shield" perk.
Renamed and adjusted the "Lance" perk to "Heavy Lance".
Replaced the "Bow and Arrows" perk with a new "Long Lance" perk.
Decreased the charge damage of the Tougher Tyal Horse from 12 to 11.
Decreased the maneuver of the Tougher Tyal Horse from 66 to 64.
Vanguard (Light Cav)
Added the Cavalry Mace to the default equipment.
Replaced the "Cavalry Mace" perk with a new Faster Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Hunter) for the "Faster Horse" perk.
Increased the charge damage of the Saddle Horse from 2 to 5.
Increased the height of the Saddle Horse slightly.
Increased the charge damage of the Jaculan Horse from 2 to 4.
Decreased the speed of the Jaculan Horse from 47 to 44.
Knight (Heavy Cav)
Replaced the "Cavalry Mace" perk with a new "Faster War Horse" perk.
Added a new horse (Faster Charger) for the "Faster War Horse" perk.
Decreased the charge damage of the Charge from 13 to 12.
Increased the charge damage of the Brawler from 9 to 12.
Initial Beta Changelog
Fixed a crash that occurred when clicking on a militia or caravan’s portrait in the settlement overlay menu.
Fixed a crash that occurred when unlocking perks.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the main hero spoke with a disbanding party.
Fixed a crash that occurred while executing prisoners.
Fixed a crash that occurred in conversation with Radagos while "Rescue Your Family" quest was active.
Fixed a crash that occurred when dead notables still had caravans.
Fixed a crash that occurred when changing the culture of a character during character creation.
Fixed a crash that occurred by crafting pieces that were missing from the game files.
Fixed a crash that occurred due to the "Beast Whisperer" perk when the game tried to give a mount to a party.
Fixed a rendering crash that occurred when entering a hideout.
Fixed two crashes that occurred after the player cleared an alley.
Fixed a crash that occurred when a companion was solving the "Help With Outlaws" issue.
Fixed a bug that caused a crash after the player gained a fief by bartering.
Did a refactor to make the ItemRoster system faster and more stable.
Reduced spikes during tableau generation for characters in UI.
Performance improvements for crafting dagger pieces.
Performance improvements for Vlandia village houses.
Performance improvements for Khuzait houses.
Minor text updates.
Turkish localisation updates.
14 new villages were added.
26 new battle terrains were added.
Added new Sturgia Light Armour.
Added new Highland Scale Over Mail Armour.
Added some variety to existing shoulder armour pieces.
Added new flax plantation and vineyard models for the campaign map.
Various weapon improvements and fixed some bugs on weapons.
Fixed direction issues on some seax knives.
Fixed Bearded Axe’s handle issue.
Training Ground (Tutorial Scene): Fixed a tree coming out of a house.
Missing texture issue fixed for the dungeon in Revyl.
Northern Light Harness skinning problems fixed.
Various village improvements, fixed some bugs in villages.
Visual improvements for Battania arena models.
Fixed incorrect snow rendering on the outer mesh of the world map.
Fixed a bug that caused the player’s companions to play villager animations.
Changed village lore to match new locations and changed the production of some villages.
Fixed a bug that spawned the main hero in an unplayable area after heir selection.
Fixed a minor campaign camera issue in which the camera got stuck on high terrain when moving to a location automatically.
Settlement Nameplate Events
Whenever a player gets in the viewing range of a settlement, they can see if there is a tournament or an issue available in that settlement without visiting it.
Now players can use shortcuts to take actions in the panel they’re currently in. For example, Change tabs with Q-E(LB-RB), Take/Dismiss all with Z-C(LT-RT), Recruit all with Z(LT) etc.
The game menu on the campaign map is now hideable. It will auto-open if there are any changes in the game menu.
Removed "need to be in the same party" requirement for the character developer. You’ll now be able to grant perks to clan members without moving them to your party.
Added a new option in "Gameplay Options" to control which order type to use (Radial or Bar).
Saved game categories will now be sorted by their most recent save time. The most recently saved category will be on top.
Personal kill feed skull will now show up white (instead of red) if the hit agent is unconscious.
Added "Time of Day" selection to Custom Battle screen.
Added equipment icons to custom battle heroes so players can examine them before the battle.
Scoreboard after the battle (rewards section) now also lists lords that have fallen in the battle.
Added variation to troops’ types and faces in map conversation. No more same-face looters.
Center time image (on map bar) has been turned into a button that resets the camera to a default position on click.
Added colour to equipment in character portraits in the settlement overlay and used the correct equipment. These overlays will now vary more and be more colourful.
Hovering over a hero’s health on the party screen now gives detailed info about their health.
Players can now "Copy and Paste" their weapon designs in Crafting with CTRL+C and CTRL+V.
Added detail to the load game caution popup to convey which modules are new, which modules are missing and which modules’ versions are different.
Added error popup to the "Save/Load" screen that displays if the load action is unsuccessful.
Changed "Talk" and "Quick Talk" to "Visit" and "Talk" in the character popup.
Quick talk button is now disabled during the tutorial stage.
Fixed a bug that caused lords in map conversations to smirk easily and in illogical situations (wounded).
Fixed a bug in tournaments that caused killfeed to show wrong colours for player’s and their team’s kills.
Fixed a bug that caused duplicate heroes to show up in the clan encyclopedia page.
Fixed a bug that caused a crash on barter Auto-Offer.
Fixed a bug that displayed wrong values for the "Casualties Inflicted" column in Kingdom Diplomacy tab.
Fixed a bug that caused the close popup button to not be clickable in Inventory item preview.
Fixed a bug that caused banners of enemies in the clan encyclopedia page to show up incorrectly.
Fixed a bug that caused texts in the escape menu not to be localized after language changes.
Fixed a bug that caused modifiers for items to be removed on party screen resets.
Fixed a bug that caused prisoner heroes to not be transferable.
Fixed a bug that caused wrong wounded troop values to be shown in settlement tooltips.
Fixed a bug that caused "gold change" text to disappear after a dialogue in the party screen.
Fixed a bug that caused the settlement overlay banner to not change on settlement owner change while the player is in town.
Fixed a bug that caused conversation partners to show up in the wrong equipment in quick talk.
Fixed a bug that caused localization of the tutorial panels and training field objectives to not change after a language change.
Fixed a bug that caused localization of the settlement nameplate names to not change after a language change.
Fixed a bug that caused beards of some 21-year-old heroes to disappear from their portraits.
Fixed a bug that caused incorrect weapon tier values to be shown for multiple piece weapons.
Fixed a bug that caused bandit cultures to be shown on the hero list page filters.
Fixed a bug that caused wrong disabled reason text to be shown in the crafting screen.
Made further changes on the head armours that some troops are using for readability and coherence purposes.
The Highland Plaid Dress is now The Highland Peasant Dress. The Highland Peasant Dress is now The Highland Plaid Dress.
Fixed a bug that caused the display of the deserting troops count to be wrong.
Fixed a bug that caused encyclopedia text to be wrong for dead female empire characters.
Fixed showing wrong companion names for clan roles in dialogues with our companions.
Battles and Sieges
Photo Mode Implementation
Photo mode functionality and interface was added to the singleplayer.
Improved accuracy with ranged weapons while mounted.
Target locking is implemented. Players can now lock their camera to an enemy with the middle mouse key by default.
Base bow values have been changed to tune both the AI behaviour and the player experience.
Fixed weapon skill-related damage being reported as perk related damage in combat.
Mounted units can now get a morale penalty due to casualties within their own formation.
Fixed a bug which prevented reloading of crossbows while mounted. This could have happened when the player was holding the movement buttons (while attempting a reload) or when the horse was standing still.
A two-way dependency caused the position calculation to constantly change, causing formation AI defending a position to endlessly fidget about. This has been fixed.
Character Development System
Added weapon knockdown mechanics. "Show of Strength" perk from the two-handed tree and "Hard Knock" perk from the polearm tree should now work properly.
Added two-handed arrow deflection mechanics. "Arrow Deflection" perk from the two-handed tree should now let heroes deflect arrows and bolts while blocking with a two-handed sword.
Added 9 combat-related roguery perks.
Added 1 combat-related stewardship perks.
Added 5 combat-related medicine perks.
Added 6 different perk effects related to prisoner recruitment update which are now available to all NPC lords alongside the player.
Added missing Veterinarian primary effect
30% chance per day to recover a lame horse.
Changed Fortitude Tonic primary effect
Increase the hitpoints of other heroes in your party by 10.
Updated Veterans’ Respect perk secondary effect
You are able to convert bandits into regular troops.
Hostile actions against caravans and villagers (Force them to give supplies, taking them prisoner, attacking them) now give Roguery experience.
Recruiting bandits now gives Roguery experience.
Fixed a bug that caused the player to lose most of his/her weight after the first day of the game.
Fixed various community reported perk problems.
Clan and Party
Added a passive relations bonus when a companion or family member is left in a town or a castle, the main hero will gain relation with the nobles and notables in that town or castle with a success chance. This chance increases with the "Charm" skill. Additionally, when the companion or the family member gains relation, they will also gain some experience according to the importance of the hero whose relation was improved with (importance level: kingdom leader > clan leader > notable).
The prisoner recruitment process has been changed completely.
Each troop has required "conformity" value to be generated by the party, to be recruited. This value is based on troop tier, so that higher tier troops will be harder to recruit. Owner party will generate conformity per hour for a random troop. Higher Leadership level will generate more conformity.
Recruiting bandits carries a culture penalty.
NPC lords can now recruit prisoners.
Marrying off clan members is now possible.
From now on, family members can be used for issues’ alternative solutions.
Fixed a bug that caused companions to teleport when they were left in a settlement.
Changed the "Price of Loyalty" perk effect to be seen when the perk belongs to the Quartermaster of the party as well.
Fixed a bug that caused heroes to heal immediately.
Fixed a bug that prevented children of Calradia from spawning when they became 18 years old.
Fixed a bug that didn’t allow the player to pick his/her child as their heir and also didn’t allow children to have a party after becoming 18 years old.
Fixed a bug that made the player’s family members stuck in the player’s settlements as prisoners.
Fixed the "party speed not getting updated" bug after leaving an army.
Kingdoms and Diplomacy
Rebellion feature added.
Loyalty and security is affected by many things. A town being recently captured, starvation, mismatch of ruling clans culture and settlements culture, raided villages, governor skill perks, a strong garrison, kingdom policies etc.
If Loyalty of a town drops below 25, Town starts to generate more militia. This militia represents armed and angry people of the settlement, thus as loyalty drops further less of them will join the defence in case of a siege.
Once the growing militia feels stronger than the garrison, and if loyalty is below 15, rebellion occurs.
The new rebellion clan will try to defend themselves while trying to establish their legitimacy. In 30 days time, they will form a legitimate clan and can start initiating diplomacy to join existing kingdoms.
Rebellion clans are always on bad terms with their oppressor’s.
If the settlement owner’s culture and settlement’s culture are the same, the rebellion clan will have a bad relation with all the factions that share that culture.
If the settlement owner’s culture and settlement’s culture are different, the rebellion clan will have a bad relation with all the factions that share the owner’s culture but will have a good relation with all the factions that share the settlement’s culture.
Done a major work on keeping all kingdoms on the campaign map for a longer time. Now kingdoms make more comebacks even though they lost several towns. The map is now also more balanced during the late game and usually, all kingdoms have several towns.
There was money inflation in the game, the money of all kingdoms was always increasing. This has been fixed.
Players were making a profit when they declared war and made peace afterwards. This has been fixed. Kingdoms now usually want money for making peace with a weak player/player kingdom. Additionally, if the player breaks truce now his clan’s aggressiveness increases and it will be a bit harder / more expensive to make new peace. The player now also loses relation with the rival king if he breaks the truce.
Ensured all clans have at least one fief and that medium-tier clans have enough income.
Ensured that each clan has two more adults than the number of parties for their tier (nP + 2).
Players will get relation and renown bonuses after donating enemy prisoners to settlements.
Ensured minor faction nobles have weapon skills.
Ensured only kingdoms are shown in the kingdom diplomacy screen.
Fixed a bug that led to AI clans to propose decisions even if they didn’t have enough influence.
Fixed a bug that prevented minor faction heroes and notables from having traits and skills.
Fixed a bug that caused some prisoners to not be released after peace declarations.
Familial relations of the clan Fen Caernacht have been fixed.
Fixed a bug that caused eliminated clans to retain settlement ownership.
Economy and Trade
Reduced the weight of Long padded robe, Layered Robe and Highland Cloth.
Fixed the bug caused by the perk effect on barter.
Added console commands to unlock all crafting pieces and add crafting materials.
Fixed the issue of crafted items appearing as a tournament prize.
Settlement Actions (Town, Village, Castle and Hideout)
The number of notables was constantly decreasing. This has been fixed. The number of notables in towns and villages is now also related to the prosperity value of town and hearth value of village.
Fixed the wrong display of gold earned in arena practise fights.
Fixed the cinematic camera being spawned inside the player character during hideout cinematic transition.
Fixed a bug that let towns have tournaments during a siege.
Fixed the penalty miscalculation of the mounted training course.
Barbers are now visible while pressing the "ALT" key in towns.
Fixed a few issues related to getting renown and relation after helping villages in raid map events.
Fixed a bug that caused NPC’s to walk fast in civilian scenes.
Quests & Issues
Main storyline quest "Destroy Raiders" has been implemented.
Two new conspiracy quests named "Disrupt Supply Lines" and "Conspiracy Base of Operations" added to the game.
Added a new quest - Village needs tools.
Fixed a bug that failed the "Escort Caravan Quest" when the main hero helped the caravan.
Headman Needs Grain
Quest reward removed.
Amount of requested goods increased.
Increased relation bonus/reward given upon completion.
"Borrowed Troops" are removed from the player’s party if "Train Troops for X" quest fails with a timeout. When "Train Troops for X" is resolved, all "Borrowed Troops" turn into regular troops.
"Needs to Deliver Herd" issue duration is increased to 30 days.
Fixed a bug that caused the player to get 20 success relation reward in the quest "Needs grain seeds".
"Escort merchant caravan" quest did not fail when their gold or goods were taken. This has been fixed.
"Merchant Needs Help with Bandits" quest is changed to work with all kinds of bandits.
Fixed a bug that caused the "Escort Caravan" quest to spawn a party with 0 troops.
Fixed a bug that caused a temporary menu background to appear while waiting for the "Rival gang" quest.
Players can no longer sell "Company of trouble" quest troops to family members.
Fixed a bug that caused the "Draught animal" quest to be incompletable.
Fixed a bug related to the "Captured by Bounty Hunters" quest companion solution skill requirements.
Fixed a bug that caused trained troops in the quest to stay in our party even if we send them to the quest giver.
Fixed failing of "Escort Merchant Caravan" quest when the player traded with the caravan he was escorting..
Did a refactor related to issue effects (will not affect gameplay).
Fixed a bug that caused some quests to give relation with the quest giver twice.
Fixed the bug that caused lame horses to block the "Lord Needs Horses" quest from completion.
Fixed a bug that caused the "Art of the Trade" quest dialogue to override other quests’ dialogue.
Conversations & Encounters
Board games: you can now forfeit on enemies’ turn.
Fixed a bug that set the main hero’s relation to 100 with Tevea village’s headman.
Fixed a bug that caused Ransom broker’s initial dialogue to disappear.
Fixed a bug that caused some dialogues to be overridden by "Art of the Trade" quest dialogue.
Fixed a bug that caused friendly NPCs to refuse to give a quest and treat the player like an enemy.
Mercenary Guards are now classified as ranged units.
"Custom Battle Heroes" is further refined for different weaponry and play styles.
Harami units now require regular horses instead of war horses to upgrade.
Our brother and sister no longer have purebloods. They now use regular horses.
Fixed a template error causing some Sturgian lords to fight barefooted.
The Imperial Crown no longer hides hair parts when worn.
Changed Vlandian Footman’s stats to improve his athleticism.
Fixed a template error that caused steppe bandits to spawn with longbows.
Improved the camera angle of the encyclopedia troop icons.
Readjusted spawns for the last flags.
Added some better cover for the attacker trebuchet.
Many physics improvements (some ramps and planks would stop cavalry dead in their tracks).
Improved terrain for low graphic settings.
Adjusted the physics of some of the screens so that you can shoot through some parts.
Moved some of the wall paintings to enable better callouts for alleyways.
Physics improvements to ramps.
Positions, where players got stuck, are eliminated. Some of the high grounds are now also unreachable in order to have a balance between ranged and non-ranged troops.
Server & Network
Fixed a crash that occurred when a player was reported in the lobby.
Fixed a crash that occurred on the badge screen.
Fixed a crash that happened between round transitions.
Fixed a crash that happened when the battle was over.
An unhandled exception in a column arrangement due to a case that happened when taking control of a friendly agent after dying was fixed.
Online status of clan members can now be seen in the lobby roster.
Added explanatory hints to recent game icons.
Various minor tweaks and fixes.
Visual bug in the multiplayer armour screen has been fixed.
"Suggest to party" UI did not change when the player became the party leader. This has now been fixed.
Fixed a crash which occurred when the game was closing.
Fixed a crash which occurred after clicking the "Apply options" button.
Fixed a crash which occurred during replay, equipment was calling an AI update code which led to a crash.
Fixed a crash that occurred when quickly clearing the mounts of dead riders.
Fixing a bug in the texture streaming system that should reduce texture popping.
Improved flora fade in-out at far distances.
Improved compression quality of the UI assets.
Moved "ui_debug_mode" to user_config so that players can now use the hot reload function of the Gauntlet XMLs.
Toggle UI command can also be given with CTRL + ALT + F10 shortcut (cheats need to be enabled).
Added "DependentVersion" value to DependedModules in SubModules. If the DependentVersion is not the same as the currently installed version, a warning will be shown in the launcher before starting the game.
Merlon text will not be shown anymore when looking at it.
Added a warning message for out-of-date graphics drivers.
The initial loading screen is now black instead of white.
Fixed a bug that caused the game to be stuck in loading.
The loading time of scenes and battles has been improved.
Both GPU and CPU memory usage has been reduced.
Improved terrain rendering performance.
Fixed various CPU memory leaks.
Optimizations have been made for scripted objects in missions.
Shield mechanic changes
Increased the block cone for opposite direction blocks (weapon blocks to the opposite direction of an attack, will make more sense in regards to the weapon position and be ever so slightly easier).
Made it slightly easier to hit around shields when they are in the wrong direction AND the user is rotated away. (Before you would be stopped by thin air too often, trying to hit around shields).
Agents with ranged weapons normally approach the enemy until they see them when they are given the charging order. When they weren’t shooting due to a friend blocking their way, they didn’t approach and stood in place despite being told to charge, now they do and also do minor sideway movements to increase the chance of seeing past their friends.
Agent speed limits were decreased drastically while moving in formation, this proved a bit too much and was increased in some arrangement types closer to their previous value.
The AI targeting system ignored a value while evaluating the player’s point. This has been fixed.
Combat animations are now disallowed while dismounting in order to prevent various animation problems.
Players are now allowed to press the Crouch/Dismount key at high speeds to automatically dismount from their mounts by slowing down first.
Decreased the time for cavalry AI to increase its distance between the enemy in order to charge back again, to a certain value.
Fixed a bug in passive attacks such as couched lance and braced spear in which the opposite direction or the weapon was able to give damage to the enemy.
Console command line execution output will no longer be limited by an internal limit.
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Modding Kit now has a "Beta" version which can be enabled in the same way you enable "Beta" for our base game. IMPORTANT: The base game version must match with the modding kit version in order to work properly. For example, if you have your base game on the latest Beta, then you must also switch the modding kit to the latest beta. You can enable beta by right-clicking on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Modding Kit in your Steam library -> Properties -> BETAS -> Select the beta from the dropdown menu.
Added 3 skeletons (human, horse, camel) which you can find in the "ROOT/modding_resources/skeletons" folder.
Textures are now correctly shown when a new module is used with the base game.
Debug modes like "show albedo/normals" etc. have been enabled.
"Terrain layers faulty render when entered as mission" has been fixed.
GI probe editing UX has been improved.
Fixed a visual bug which caused path barriers to be non-transparent.
Fixed auto-reload of module related XML files.
Beta Patch Notes e1.5.7
Fixed a crash that occurred after Tacteos was rescued by the main hero in the tutorial phase.
Fixed a crash that occurred when a player tried to enter some Empire villages.
Fixed a crash that occurred during scene loads due to the navigation mesh.
Fixed a crash that occurred while recruiting a mercenary company from a neutral army.
Fixed a crash that occurred after attacking caravans or villagers as a mercenary.
Fixed a crash related to press and hold function while picking up items with "F" key.
Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash during barter.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the companion was solving the "Help With Outlaws" quest.
Fixed the rendering of snow on some places of the world map.
Fixed a memory leak which occurred after entering a field battle.
Memory allocation optimizations were made on the campaign map to reduce framerate drops.
Campaign performance improvements.
Save & Load
Save time has been reduced slightly.
Save game optimisation.
Minor text fixes.
Turkish language updates.
Chinese language updates.
Added two new Sturgian light armours.
Added a new Battanian scale armour.
Visual improvements to two swamp and one highland battle terrain.
Visual improvements on some Battanian houses.
Fixed various armour clipping issues.
Visual improvements on Vlandia arena models.
Visual improvements on various interior building models.
Fixed a bug that caused beggar agents to spawn more than there were scene beggar spawn points.
Civilian navmesh fixes for vlandia_castle_005a.
Improved player clan member spawning locations in settlements.
Various village improvements.
Improvements on some materials and textures.
Fixed clipping issues on some helmets.
Fixed a problem that caused agents to walk unusually fast in some cases.
Map conversations now support voice lines.
Improved the information shown in the Kingdom/Fiefs tab.
Text input queries now autofocus on the input automatically (no need to click on the input anymore).
Moved estimated GPU memory usage to the right side for better presentation.
Added keyboard/gamepad shortcuts to the custom battle and save/load screens.
Separated Performance options into different categories to better represent these options.
The overall quality option is now at the top.
Added colours to troop portraits in the party screen.
Parties joining an army will no longer lose trackers that they had before joining the army.
Face generation tabs can now be navigated with shortcuts.
Added a tooltip to heir selection popup to better inform the player about the possible heroes’ skills and attributes before selecting an heir.
Fixed search results in encyclopedia search not showing up after a character in Asian languages.
Fixed a bug that caused a hero prisoner (or companion) to not be transferable in some party screens.
Fixed a bug that caused the immediate escape of donated prisoners.
Fixed an overlapping issue in crafting smithing hero selection.
Fixed a visual bug that caused game menu items’ text to go out of bounds.
Fixed a visual bug that caused the completed check mark to not show up in completed tasks on the quest screen.
Fixed a visual bug that caused governor name text to show up incorrectly in town management.
Fixed a visual bug that caused a visual element to not show up in the quests screen.
Fixed a bug that caused the "You’re leaving loot behind" warning to show up in caravan trade inventory screens.
Fixed a bug that caused the wall level icon to not show up on the settlement overlay.
Fixed inconsistent hero portraits in the Town Management governor selection.
Fixed a bug that caused wrong usage names to show up in Crafting/Smithing.
Fixed a bug that caused the main hero to not be selected as default in the Character Development screen after an heir takes over.
Fixed some text problems that occurred when inspecting a dead lord’s encyclopedia page.
Fixed Battanian cultural bonus text.
Battles and Sieges
World map preparation phase of sieges is now 33% longer.
The "being wounded" chance has been reduced by 10% for non-hero troops in all battles (missions + simulations) when knocked out.
Fixed horse archers being spawned too close to each other (and pushed by physics).
Fixed a bug that caused siege ladders to stand in the air when raised.
Wounded troops were not deserting even with low morale. This has been fixed.
The passive XP given by perks "Raise the meek" and "Combat tips" was reduced.
Force villager parties, caravans and villages to give goods now gives Roguery XP.
Attacking caravans and villager parties now awards Roguery XP correctly.
Fixed a bug that caused trade skill gains when a player discarded items.
Fixed a bug that caused player traits to disappear.
Fixed XP gain from friendly fire.
Fixed several bugs in Scouting, Steward, Trade, Tactics and Roguery perks.
Fixed some issues related to Medicine, Leadership, Crossbow and Two-Handed skills’ campaign effects.
Clan and Party
The Child Education feature has been implemented.
Players can now educate their clan’s children through their early life. There are six different education stages. These stages will trigger at the age of 2, 5, 8, 11, 14 and 16. Each stage will present different options that improve the child’s skills and attributes. Stages are accessible via the right side circle notifications.
NPC parties now don’t upgrade their troops randomly and are more likely to try and reach cavalry troops, especially if they have a lower cavalry to infantry/ranged ratio.
XP needed to upgrade higher tier troops was slightly increased.
Fixed a bug that allowed the main hero to take a disbanding party to his/her army.
Fixed a bug that didn’t allow the player to assign his wife/her husband as a governor and see her/his equipment.
Did some fixes related to clan member location details (waiting in a settlement, going to a settlement) in the clan tab.
Fixed incorrect income calculations on the clan screen.
Fixed a bug that allowed the companions to die while death was disabled.
Fixed a bug that prevented castle governors from gaining steward experience.
Fixed the kingdom eligible tier showing less than the actual value bug.
Fixed a bug that caused parties in the army to recruit from raided villages.
Kingdoms and Diplomacy
There were too many war & peace declarations and average war duration was short. The war durations are now a bit longer.
Factions which lost territories were usually requiring high tributes to establish peace or were declaring new wars while already being in one. Weakened kingdoms are now not that aggressive.
Relations between lords now also affect their target selections. If a player has a good relation with a lord, that lord will be less likely to initiate hostile actions against the player’s settlements (it’s still possible). This mechanic applies to AI heroes as well, not just the player.
Having cavalry troops within the party provides a speed bonus. The maximum speed bonus achieved through that has been reduced to 40% from 60%. The effect of this bonus caused the Khuzait faction to snowball due to the Khuzait parties having a higher cavalry to infantry/ranged ratio in comparison to other factions. This change will help reduce that snowballing.
Rebel clan heroes are now unable to marry and give birth to children while they are still rebels.
Grazer Rights default policy of Khuzaits was changed from +1 loyalty & +1 militia to +0.5 loyalty & -0.25 hearth.
With the previous patch, banner colors of some minor factions were unintentionally inverted. This problem has been fixed.
Clan Tiers are now rebalanced in order to make a bell curve between tier 3 and tier 4.
Fixed some bugs related to character relations after the rebellion started.
Economy and Trade
Workshop profits were decreased because of a bug in last patch (1.5.6). This bug has been fixed.
Fixed a bug that caused Security to affect settlement taxes unintentionally.
Fixed the player crafted items piling up in towns.
Fixed a bug that prevented castles from getting the tax bonus from Toll Collector.
Settlement Actions (Town, Village, Castle and Hideout)
Notables were starting with too much power, nearly all had 200+ power (powerful). This has been balanced, 20% are now powerful (200+) while 60% are influential (100-200).
The probability of NPC parties raiding the villages has been slightly reduced.
The Castellan Office project now gives 10-20-30% wage reduction for garrisoned troops.
Gold gained in arena practice is now updated correctly.
Fixed giving tournament weapons as a tournament prize bug.
Fixed a bug that caused governors to be missing in their governed city.
Fixed a bug that caused the player to get stuck between siege and campaign mode after clicking "Continue siege preparations".
Fixed a bug where Empire Construction bonus didn’t apply due to governors.
Quests & Issues
Fixed a bug that caused some quests to give multiple rewards.
Fixed a bug that increased the criminal rating with a neutral clan after the "Dispurt Supply Lines" quest caravan had been attacked by the main hero.
Fixed a bug that started a war with a neutral clan after the "Disrupt Supply Lines" quest caravan had been attacked by the main hero.
"Escort Merchant Caravan" quest did not fail when the main hero took their gold or goods. This has been fixed.
"Caravan Ambush" quest raider characters will be counted as bandits in "Landowner Needs Manual Laborers" quest.
Fixed a bug that caused trained troops to be in the player’s party even though the player sent them back to the quest giver.
Fixed the "Art of the Trade" quest dialogue bug that overrode other quests’ dialogues.
Fixed the "Lord Wants Rival Captured" quest battle bug that occurred when the quest target NPC was in the army.
Fixed some inventory related problems in the "Gang Leader Needs Weapons" quest.
Fixed a bug that caused the "Deliver the Herd" quest to get both cancelled and failed when the quest target NPC died.
Fixed the relation gain problem in the "Lord Needs Tutor" quest.
Conversations & Encounters
Made some improvements on conversation spawn points when quick talking to people.
From now on, if the conversation character has a workshop and is inside his/her workshop, the player and the conversation character will spawn inside of it. If the conversation character is inside a common area, the player and the conversation character will spawn near the common area (This also fixes some weird camera bugs in the "Family Feud" quest). Please note that some scenes still don’t have the required spawn points and will be getting them with the upcoming patches.
Fixed a dialogue loop problem when talking to a ransom broker in the tavern.
The problem of low tier troops showing up in conversations has been resolved.
The case of Empire lords showing up to battles without their helmets has been solved.
Custom Battle Heroes now share the same stats.
Removed an extra body armour from the Khuzait Lancer template.
Fixed the wording on items "Cataphracht Mace", "Ironrimmed Kite Shield" "Two-Handed Cleaver".
The game will retain the time flow state while switching between the UI and the campaign map.
Bow values have been recalibrated in order to optimise gameplay for the recent archery changes.
Removed the clipping capes from "Sapling", "Sprout" and "Vlandian Caravan Master" units.
Fixed the visual bug on character portrait in the encyclopedia.
Rearranged the order of voiced lines in the XML doc so that we can verify that all voice groups have sufficient lines.
Added encyclopedia entries for towns.
Some slight spawn and visual adjustments to Baravenos Encirclement.
Physics problems in Tsagaan Castle have been resolved.
Other - Miscellaneous
Fixed a bug that caused the matchmaker to prioritize players who were in the queue the shortest amount of time instead of the longest.
Server & Network
Added a new server region: Western North America. Renamed North America region to Eastern North America.
Players can now see the clan leaderboards even when they’re not in a clan.
Rankings in the player’s clan are now visible next to the players’ avatars in the lobby.
Added the ability to copy the BannerlordID from the Lobby/Profile tab.
A lot of small visual tweaks.
Fixed the "auto mute" text being visible when the player reports another player in the lobby.
A visual bug has been fixed in the multiplayer armoury scene.
Fixed a crash that occurred when the game was closing.
The transparency of trees in the distance has been improved.
The game volume is now lowered when the game window isn’t in focus. Some important notifications in the multiplayer mode have been excluded from this change.
CPU Memory usage reductions for terrain.
Siege performance of the game increased.
Reduced memory usage during scene loading.
Fixed the hand position issues with some swords.
Fixed the hand position issues with some two handed axes when the player made an upper block.
Increased couch lance damage. Made it more dependent on the weight of the weapon, rather than the mount speed.
Slightly decreased fall damage.
The AI would in certain cases ignore the player if the player had a ranged weapon in his hands despite the player being closer than other enemy units. This has been fixed.
Crossbow users were stuck in the reloading and shooting phase. It looked like they were canceling the reload. This has been fixed.
Adjusted horse archer AI to make them switch to melee weapons at close range.
Fixed a visual bug which caused some characters’ skin colour to change at distance.
Fixed the blurred textures at the bottom of the screen.
Added a label system to scenes for better error handling. The start mission button now runs error checks before running the scene.
Fixed a visual bug which caused some assets to be invisible on high resolution screenshots.
Fixed a visual bug which caused meshes to disappear when the entity parent is changed.
Refactor: The way "Equipment", "Equipment Template", "Skill Template" and "Body Properties Template" are added to a NPCCharacter and a MPCharacter has been changed.
Spline road generation tool added to the editor.
GI bake levels can now be copied into other levels.
Fixed a crash which occurred when the terrain paint layer ordering was changed.
To prevent future crashes related to mods that have characters in them without a defined culture, we made it as a required field.
Fixed the save button crash of the cloth editor.
Fixed the edge deletion crash of the navigation mesh.
Giving the trebuchet script to an incompatible game entity was causing a crash. This has been fixed.