When a battle starts in Mount & Blade 2, the game has so far selected a map almost completely at random. It was roughly based on the terrain you started the fight on, but that was about it. In the future however, the game chooses a map
Fights fit into the world
The team has divided the entire game world into individual regions. Each of these is linked to a specific map. When positioning the armies, the direction from which the factions are coming is also taken into account.
An example: If you cross a forest on the world map and meet an enemy when you leave it, then your army will start the battle in the forest and not suddenly in the open field. Your enemy, on the other hand, cannot suddenly stand on a mountain if you could not see any elevation anywhere on the world map.
This makes planning more important: Because the fights not only fit in much better into the game, you can also plan them much better. Attacking an enemy on the world map from a mountain, for example, does indeed make sense, because you gain such a height advantage for the battle.
When will the changes come?
So far, the developers have only announced the change as part of Development Update # 7. We therefore do not know when exactly they take place. GameStar will keep you up to date.
What other changes are there?
In line with these changes, there are also six new siege scenes, distributed between the Empire and Vlandia, which are available from game version 1.5.8 Beta. Four of them for cities and two more for castles. You can also loot them after you’ve taken them over.
There are also other changes such as a classic and completely storyless sandbox mode and a new duel multiplayer mode in which you compete with other players in a duel. Performance improvements for RTX cards thanks to support for DLSS 2.0 are available from game version 1.5.7.
Is Mount & Blade 2 worth it in early access?
We didn’t watch the game again until December 2020 and came to the conclusion that the title is well on its way. At the same time, there are still a few construction sites that the team has to work on.
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