This essential Bannerlord mod lets you cheer with your soldiers after battles

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord cheer mod
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Combat in Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord (opens in new tab) can be overwhelming, exhilarating, and brutal. And when a long, hard-fought battle is over and your army stands victorious, it's immensely satisfying to see your loyal soldiers and companions raise their weapons, and their voices, to the heavens.

Hell, it's even satisfying to hear them cheer when it was a short, easy battle against a handful of scrubby looters. Raaaaaaah!

But here's the thing: you should really be able to whoop it up right alongside them! And now you can, thanks to what I consider to be the first absolutely essential Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord mod (opens in new tab). The Cheer Mod (opens in new tab) lets you raise your weapon in the air and give a triumphant, throaty hoot alongside your clan. Cathartic as hell!

The mod is customizable, too. You can set it to automatically make your character cheer at the end of the battle (though this roots you in place), or you can set the cheer to be triggered by a keypress if you'd like to save it for special occasions. Your cheer also has a chance (modifiable) to raise the morale of your clan.

You can find the Cheer Mod and instructions to install it (opens in new tab) on Nexus Mods (opens in new tab). Please note that according to some posts on the discussion page (opens in new tab), the mod doesn't currently use the proper dependencies and may conflict with other mods (though it seems to work just fine when it's the only mod you have activated). Hopefully that will be fixed in an update soon.

Christopher Livingston
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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.