Mount & Blade: Warband is the stand-alone expansion pack to the action role-playing video game Mount & Blade. Announced in January 2009, the game was developed by the Turkish company TaleWorlds Entertainment and was published by Paradox Interactive on March 30, 2010. The game is available as a direct download from the TaleWorlds website, through the Steam digital distribution software, as a DRM-free version from GOG.com, or as a DVD with required online activation. The macOS and Linux versions were released on July 10, 2014 through Steam.
Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction (the Sarranid Sultanate), increasing political options, adding the ability for the player to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes. Reviews of the game were generally favourable, with the addition of multiplayer praised. The game places a focus on horse-mounted combat and giving orders to one's warband in the field, such as telling archers to hold a position or infantry to use blunt weapons.
As of January 31, 2014, Paradox Interactive is no longer the publisher for Warband and has given publishing back to the developer.
Warband was released for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September 2016 for most regions, with an Australian and New Zealand release on December 20, 2016.
The main changes to the game were the inclusion of multiplayer capability, the introduction of a sixth faction, Sarranid Sultanate, and the reorganisation of the overworld map. The introduction of political options allows players to influence lords and marry ladies, and it is possible for an unaligned player to capture a town or castle and start their own faction. The game contains slightly improved graphics, along with new or altered animations in combat.
Screenshots from the game Mount & Blade: Warband
System requirements Mount & Blade: Warband for Mac Os:
- System: macOS 10.9+, 64-bit
- Processor: Intel 2 GHz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
- Storage: 1 GB of disk space
- Install .pkg files