Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has a bunch of different customization options. When you start a new campaign you can change a variety of in-game settings and of course, you can also change your appearance too. The variety of different options for affecting gameplay and visuals. There is one option that has some players mystified. That option is the “enable death” option.
With this particular option, players will find that this option makes it much easier for their main character to die, but also their new companions can die. Under normal gameplay, recruited companions will just be injured if defeated in battle. But if you’re looking for a more brutal challenge where both your main character and their officers can fall in battle, this is the toggle for you.
So what happens if you turn on the enable death option in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord and end up dying? For one thing, you better have an heir lined up or your game is over entirely. If your companions go down, you can always recruit more, but you will need to re-equip and train them back up.
Bandits in the early game won’t kill you, and you normally need to make some proper enemies before anyone wants you to die, so the more obvious risk here is being captured and carted around a war camp. You certainly don’t want to get sold into slavery.
And yes, you can also die outside of battle. As the character ages, they will lose health and potency in battle. And at some point the older character will eventually die of natural causes.