This website lets you create a custom Bannerlord banner and paste it right into the game

Bannerlord banner editor
(Image credit: Taleworlds)

Sure, you've been playing lots of Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, but can you truly call yourself a lord of banners? If you're just using Bannerlord's standard in-game banner editor, probably not.

Luckily, there's an online tool that you can use to create a custom banner—and amazingly, it spits out a code you can paste right into the game itself. Create your banner and a second later, there it is in the game. You don't need to install a mod or anything.

There's already a subreddit for creative banners, and players have made some amazing ones, like this Ghostbusters banner by Reddit user Da_red_goez_fasta:

Banner by Reddit User Da_red_goez_fasta (Image credit: Taleworlds)

Start by visiting the banner creation site right here, courtesy of this Reddit member. It takes a little testing to figure out how it all works, but you can add all the standard elements to your banner and actually change their size and color, add multiple shapes and images, rotate them, move them around, and so on. Once you're got a design you're happy with, simply copy the code directly below the banner window with Ctrl-C.

Now launch Bannerlord and load your game. When you're in map view, pressing B will bring up the banner creation window. It seems like it shouldn't be this easy, but it is: just press Ctrl-V to paste in your banner code. There's no field or or anything to paste it into, just paste right into the game when the banner editor is open. It's magic.

And if you want the code for the PC Gamer banner picture above, here it is: 

Just copy and paste it! And if you can make a better one (I'm certain you can) please send the code our way.

Thanks, RPS!

(Image credit: Taleworlds)
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.