After eight years of development, Mount & Blade 2 is finally in early access for everyone. But what nobody would have expected is how immensely successful the game is already.
However, many players also mean a lot of watchful eyes and especially in early access this is synonymous with attention to bugs.
Fortunately, the developers are also attentive and apparently listen to the input from the community. So there were increasing complaints about frequent crashes yesterday. That's why the developers put together a hotfix in just 10 hours that fixed many of these crashes.
What is fixed by the hotfix
On Reddit there are increasing reports of players in which Mount & Blade 2 completely smears for various reasons. The hotfix from yesterday is supposed to remedy this, but it does not solve all problems by far. What exactly do the patch notes reveal:
The patch notes for the first hotfix
- Fixed a crash caused by missing animations in hideout missions.
- A crash was fixed that happened when you switch to an exclusive full screen with integrated GPU.
- A crash when leaving the banner editor has been fixed.
- A crash when parsing texts has been fixed.
- Fixed a crash that occurs when a team death match ends.
- Fixed an issue with Chinese localization.
Above all, the problem with the hideout mission annoyed many players. One of the first quests in the game is to take a few bandits to your chest. This is exactly where the game crashed for many.
When else do crashes occur?
The fixes above only help with some crashes of Mount & Blade 2. There are a lot of reports from players who cannot play for other reasons. One of the most common is a crash caused by changing seasons.
There are also reports from many other areas. For example, during sieges, in the inventory, when loading a game and sometimes even directly at the start. Mount & Blade 2 is still in early access, but developers are working on solutions.
If you are still thinking about getting Mount & Blade 2 right now, then you should definitely find out what exactly is in Early Access.