Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord gives us a taste of realistic medieval life – with epic battles included! However, with just a few cheats, you can tweak its gameplay right to your expectations.

Bannerlord took everything Warband had to offer and made it work like a dream. The game is massive and engaging and allows you to become anyone you want as long as it’s a medieval profession. Unsurprisingly, many players find some of its features too challenging or want to get through battles to focus on other activities. It is where Bannerlord cheats come to the rescue!

How to Enable Cheats in Bannerlord

Entering cheat mode in Bannerlord is a piece of cake but requires a bit of hacking. Remember that using these codes may change something within the game, so save your progress before making any modifications. Also, know that simple cheats differ from console commands, which we will get to in a moment. To enter cheat mode, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Documents on your PC and find the game folder
  2. Pick the engine_config.txt file and open it in Notepad
  3. Find cheat_mode = 0 line in the code
  4. Change 0 to 1, save the file, and start your game

Now, you can use these few simple key configurations to influence the situation on the battlefield. Some cheats involve phrases contained in angle brackets like . In such a case, replace the entire bracket with the desired number. Enjoy!

Control X (on inventory screen) add 1,000 gold
Control X (on the clan screen) add 1,000 influence
Control X (on the party screen) grant experience to the selected troop type
Control left click (on the map screen) teleport anywhere on the map
Control A (on the character screen) set your attributes to 10
Control (on the character screen) increase one attribute
Control Alt T trade frames per second for admiring all units on the map
Control F5 pause all action
Control H (on the party screen) add one troop to the chosen type
Control H heal yourself
Control Shift H (on the party screen) add ten troops to the chosen type
Control Shift H heal your horse
Control F2 make one of your troops unconscious
Control F3 make yourself unconscious
Control Shift F3 make your horse unconscious
Control F4 make one of your enemies unconscious
Control Alt F4 make all your enemies unconscious
Control L level up

How to Enable Bannerlord Commands

With cheat mode enabled, you can now access the console to enrich your gameplay customization with handy cheats. Commands are short, case-sensitive phrases that you can enter into the console window and confirm to change something within the game. They are pretty easy to use, and you will see how each transforms the familiar Bannerlord experience below.

To access the console, press Alt and ~ (tilde). Then, type the selected codes and confirm the action by hitting Enter. Some commands involve phrases contained in angle brackets like . In such a case, replace the entire bracket with the desired number. Press Alt and ~ again to close the console – use it as much as you like!

Essential Bannerlord Commands

campaign.add_attribute_points_to_hero add attribute points
campaign.add_gold_to_hero add gold
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero level up playable hero
campaign.give_xp_to_main_party level up your party
campaign.add_influence add influence
campaign.add_renown_to_clan add renown
campaign.add_focus_points_to_hero add focus points
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero add skill experience
campaign.give_troops help show all troops’ IDs
campaign.give_settlement_to_player give settlement to playable hero

Customize Playable Hero’s Skills

campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero OneHanded one-handed
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero TwoHanded two-handed
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Athletics athletics
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Bow bow
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Charm charm
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Crossbow crossbow
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Engineering engineering
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Leadership leadership
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Medicine medicine
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Polearm polearm
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Riding riding
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Roguery roguery
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Scouting scouting
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Smithing smithing
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Steward steward
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Tactics tactics
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Throwing throwing
campaign.add_skill_xp_to_hero Trade trade

Add Soldiers to the Party

campaign.give_troops mercenary_1 watchman
campaign.give_troops mercenary_2 mercenary guard
campaign.give_troops mercenary_3 mercenary scout
campaign.give_troops mercenary_4 mercenary swordsman
campaign.give_troops mercenary_5 mercenary crossbowman
campaign.give_troops mercenary_6 mercenary horseman
campaign.give_troops mercenary_7 hired blade
campaign.give_troops mercenary_8 hired crossbow
campaign.give_troops mercenary_9 mercenary cavalry
campaign.give_troops aserai_master_archer aserai archer
boss campaign.give_troops desert_bandits_boss desert bandits boss
campaign.give_troops sea_raiders_boss sea raiders boss
campaign.give_troops steppe_bandits_boss steppe bandits boss

The Best Combat Cheats

campaign.list_active_quests show active quests
campaign.complete_active_quest complete active quest
campaign.cancel_active_quest cancel active quest
campaign.declare_war declare war between two factions
campaign.start_world_war declare war between all factions
campaign.declare_peace declare peace between two factions
campaign.start_player_vs_world_truce declare peace between everyone
campaign.ai_goto_settlement make AI character go to settlement
campaign.ai_siege_settlement make AI character siege a settlement
campaign.ai_attack_party make AI character attack another character
campaign.take_hero_prisoner place AI character in another’s captivity
campaign.add_progress_to_current_building <0-100> set building progress in the settlement
campaign.conceive_child conceive child
campaign.adopt_hero adopt AI character


Sounds like fun? Be sure not to overuse these new customization options, as too many codes can effectively wipe out the challenge of the entire campaign.

And if you are interested in discovering even more console commands, visit the guide tab on the website – there, you will find more similar cheats that may or may not work. Let us know which codes proved the best and which didn’t change much – feel free to share your feedback!