Mount and Blade: Warband, an esteemed expansion to the original Mount and Blade, is a gaming treasure trove, providing hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay. It has become a classic, captivating player with its expansive world, need for diplomacy, combat prowess, and amassing formidable armies.
But what if you’re feeling a bit more impatient? What if your inner power fantasy is beckoning you? Well, you can choose the path of cheats. A word of caution, though – these cheats are for single-player mode only. Trying them in multiplayer might lead to a ban. And while you’re at it, why not explore some of the finest Warband mods available?
Activating Mount and Blade Warband Cheats
Cheating in Warband isn’t entirely effortless, but it’s certainly doable. Begin by accessing the game launcher, navigate to configuration, and check the “Enable Cheats” box.
Upon launching the game, you’ll need to access the developer console, achieved by pressing Ctrl + ~ (the key to the left of 1 on the numeric row). Now, type in “cheatmenu” (without quotes). This will unlock a range of debug features, enabling you to modify your inventory, enhance character stats, and build relationships.
However, if the tilde key doesn’t work for you (some keyboard layouts lack it), there’s an alternative method. Head to your Warband installation folder, enter the “modules” folder and access the “native” folder. Open the menus.txt file and locate the line that reads “mno_tutorial_cheat 1 31 2 1 0”. Change the last 0 to a 1, save the file, and you’re good to go.
Character Selection Cheats
Ideally, start a new game when enabling Mount and Blade cheats using the latter method.
If all goes well, you should see the “CHEAT!” option when selecting the first town. Clicking on it will empower your character with extraordinary abilities right from the start. You can determine your right to rule, acquire any item, instantly befriend kings, and more, essentially turning the game into ultra-easy mode.
The Import/Export Technique
While this technique doesn’t mandate cheatmenu activation, it’s recommended.
There are two ways to go about this. You can either begin the game with a fresh character or continue with an existing one. Once in control of your character, open the character sheet and select “Statistics”.
Opt to export the character, minimize the game, and navigate to your documents folder. Locate the Mount & Blade Warband folder, followed by the Characters subfolder. Open the file with your character’s name, and now you can make various adjustments, like adding more money or increasing skills.
A word of caution: refrain from altering the reserved skills options, as it could lead to game crashes.
After editing, save the file and return to the game. Revisit the character sheet and select “Import Character”. Import the edited file, and presto! You’re now in control of a god-like character.
Mount and Blade Warband Cheats for Battle
In the world of Warband, health is your lifeline. We recommend using Ctrl + H to heal yourself or Ctrl + Shift + H to heal your horse.
Ctrl + Left Click serves dual purposes: in battle, it upgrades all available units, while on the map screen, it enables you to teleport your entire party for a swift retreat.
Ctrl + F4 inflicts damage or incapacitates a single enemy with repeated presses. Similarly, Ctrl + Alt + F4 performs the same action on all enemies.
For those lazy moments when you’d rather watch the chaos unfold, press Ctrl + F5 to let the AI take control of your character, though you can still issue commands to your party.
Mount and Blade Warband Cheats for the Brave
If you’re looking to intensify the challenge, some cheats in Mount and Blade Warband make the game more grueling.
To inflict damage upon yourself, press Ctrl + F3. Want an even greater challenge? After self-inflicted damage, open the command console and type “nocheatmenu.”
Ctrl + F6 damages one ally or renders them unconscious after multiple presses. Likewise, Ctrl + Shift + F6 does the same for all allies – it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Two more cheats can be employed during battle. Ctrl + F9 slows down time, though it affects everyone on the battlefield, offering no tactical advantage. Lastly, Ctrl + F11 freezes time, a rather impractical cheat.
Mount and Blade Warband Cheats Beyond Battle
Mount and Blade cheat button combinations are relatively straightforward to memorize, with one combination being particularly useful.
For instant leveling up and faster progress, press Ctrl + L anytime in the game world.
Ctrl + X performs three distinct actions, all valuable:
- On the character screen, it grants 1000 experience points.
- The party screen bestows 100 experience points upon a selected soldier.
- On the inventory screen, it gifts you 1000 denars.
On the character screen, Ctrl + W adds 10 points to each weapon proficiency branch.
Moving to the map screen:
- Ctrl + T allows you to observe all parties and track their movements.
- Ctrl + Space Bar accelerates time while waiting on the world map.
Don’t forget about Ctrl + Left Click – even outside of battle, it can teleport you wherever you desire.
While not the most intricate cheat system, Mount and Blade Warband cheats offer a range of abilities that can make the game more manageable or challenging, depending on your preference.
Remember, you can also explore a multitude of mods that can provide even more substantial enhancements to your Warband experience. With that said, let’s shift our focus to the current installment: Mount and Blade Bannerlord.