Bannerlord, the latest addition to the Mount and Blade franchise, has a much more sharp gameplay loop. Sure, you’re still leading armies around the fantasy world and commanding them to build a kingdom, but it’s so much more than that. By adding and improving features, Mount and Blade: Bannerlord has effectively created the best game it could ever be. One of the cooler additions is a much more advanced crafting system. You can even name weapons in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord to give them a bit more personality.
Creating and Naming Weapons in Bannerlord
The forging process involves picking parts and materials for your various weapons, and you can create some truly unique and terrifying tools of war. Also, go ahead and break down old weapons to unlock new parts. This is one of the best ways to get more parts for your smithing recipes. These will be important later in the game, especially when you’re trying to make excellent gear.
Head to any non-hostile town and visit the smithy. The Forge option there allows you to select the components of your new weapons. The smithing skill you have might restrict your ability to make complex weapons. So if you’re just starting out, just make simple gear and don’t worry too much. As you get more competent, you can eventually create your magnum opus.
Once you have finished the new weapon, you will see a stats page that shows the weapon you just made. At the bottom, on the left-hand side, there will be a textbox there. You can put any name you like there, and the item will now be called that. By default it will be called Crafted “weapon type”.
So a default sword could be called Crafted Sword. Renaming it allows you to better differentiate between the same types of weapons. So if you want to name that giant hammer BONK, you certainly can.
There are many different elements to learn about this game. It’s a game filled with adventure and challenge, and it’s a lot of fun, if you like leading armies into battle. Aside from mastering the crafting system, the game has a ton of depth to explore. Other things you might want to learn are how to properly manage your party’s size and movement speed. No use building a massive army if it’s too slow to fight. Smithing and other crafting disciplines are key to outfitting your troops. And knowing how to deal with rival lords and vassals is key to actually building that army.
The skill system in the sequel is also much more complex. The act of engaging in everything from trade to diplomacy depends on the skills you bring to the table. You might also want to manage caravans and trade goods to help grow your economy.