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Fully automatic crossbows in Mount & Blade 2 are hysterical

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Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is a medieval warfare RPG with some of the best combat out there, but sometimes you want something more. Something ridiculous. 

Modding fully automatic crossbows into Mount & Blade is a hobby as old as Mount & Blade modding itself, with YouTube videos dating back to the halcyon days of the aughts showcasing them. Thus the torch has passed to Mount & Blade 2 (opens in new tab), bringing us now to a fully automatic crossbow mod for Bannerlord. (opens in new tab) Yes, the weapon so deadly that Pope Urban II banned their usage is now even deadlier.

This blessing comes to us just on the heels of an arrow shotgun mod (opens in new tab) just two days ago. The great thing about both of these mods is that they are truly hilarious, and I cannot stop watching gifs of them in action. Here, for example, is a Reddit user taking their automatic crossbow for a test drive: 

And then I realised... from r/mountandblade

Here’s one player’s army getting revenge for his death. 

My men got furious, I gave them automatic crossbows from r/mountandblade

Here is the carnage one modder (opens in new tab) inflicted while testing. The green notifications are friendlies killing enemies. 

If you too want to laugh at fully automatic crossbows you can download one of several versions of the mod over at Nexusmods. (opens in new tab) Just search “crosssbow.” While you’re at it, go ahead and grab something off our list of the best Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord mods. (opens in new tab) Treat yourself. You deserve it.

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.