How to Enhance Your Mount and Blade Experience with Music Mods
Mount and Blade is a popular series of medieval sandbox games that lets you create your own character, recruit troops, fight battles, and conquer lands. The games are known for their realistic combat mechanics, open-ended gameplay, and moddability. However, one aspect that some players may find lacking is the music. The original soundtrack of Mount and Blade games is not bad, but it can get repetitive and boring after a while. Fortunately, there are many music mods that can spice up your game with new and varied tunes.
In this article, we will introduce you to some of the best music mods for Mount and Blade games, especially for the latest installment, Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord. These mods will add hundreds of new music tracks to your game, ranging from historical and traditional pieces to epic and cinematic scores. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere, feel the thrill of combat, or just enjoy some quality music, these mods will have something for you.
Medieval Music Pack
One of the most comprehensive and popular music mods for Bannerlord is the Medieval Music Pack by tapeworm00. This mod adds around 200+ new music tracks to the game, all of which are historical, historically inspired, or sourced in traditional material. It does not replace any of the game's original soundtrack, and will play alongside it. The mod affects the main game areas: campaign and combat.
The Medieval Music Pack features songs from various cultures and regions that correspond to the factions in Bannerlord. For example, you can hear Celtic harps and pipes for Battania, Byzantine chants and lutes for Vlandia, Mongolian throat singing and horse-head fiddles for Khuzait, Arabic ouds and drums for Aserai, Turkish sazes and neys for Sturgia, and Persian santurs and dafs for Khergit. The mod also includes some instrumental pieces for a more balanced proportion with vocal songs.
The Medieval Music Pack is compatible with most other mods, and can be easily installed by copying the files into the game's music folder. You can download the mod from Nexus Mods[^1^].
Warband Music Addition Mod
If you are a fan of the previous Mount and Blade game, Warband, you may want to bring back some of its music to Bannerlord. That's what the Warband Music Addition Mod by JimmyCM123 does. This mod adds in every song from Warband without removing or altering any music from Bannerlord. Both noncombat and combat music from Warband are included. The grand total is +52 new songs and +12 battle victory/defeat stingers.
The Warband Music Addition Mod will give you a sense of nostalgia and familiarity as you hear the old tunes from Warband while playing Bannerlord. The mod also adds some variety and diversity to the game's music selection, as Warband had songs from different genres and styles. Some of the songs are calm and relaxing, while others are intense and dramatic.
The Warband Music Addition Mod is also compatible with most other mods, and can be installed by copying the files into the game's music folder. You can download the mod from Nexus Mods[^2^].
Mlirka's Total War Music Mod
If you want to add some epicness and grandeur to your Mount and Blade game, you may want to try Mlirka's Total War Music Mod. This mod uses mixes of Rome Total WarÂ and Medieval II: Total WarÂ musics and adds them to Bannerlord. The mod will play different musics depending on the situations in the game, such as campaign map wandering, battles, sieges, taverns, etc.
The Total War Music Mod will make you feel like you are playing a cinematic movie or a historical documentary as you listen to the majestic and powerful scores from Total War games. The mod will also enhance your immersion and emotion as you experience different scenarios in Bannerlord. Whether you are leading a charge against an enemy army, defending a castle from a siege, or celebrating a victory in a tavern, the mod will have a suitable music for you.
The Total War Music Mod requires you to backup your original soundtrack.xml file before installing it. You can download the mod from Mod DB ec8f644aee