Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord – How To Become a King

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This is the ambition of each and every Mount and Blade: Warband or Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord player: Become a King.

Unfortunately, this is not an easy task, and the hero can suffer a lot to get such a renowned title for themselves.

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Becoming a king will allow the user to form armies and have the most power in most factions or in their own little kingdom.

Here is how you can become a King in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord using two easy strategies: making your own kingdom or taking over a faction!

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How to Become a King in Bannerlord

There are 2 ways to become a King in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord:

  • Create a kingdom
  • Take over a kingdom

Both of these methods will require time and patience from the player. However, one should be able to become king in Bannerlord in 1 to 2 years using these techniques.

How to Create your own Kingdom

Creating your own kingdom from scratch to become a king can be a grueling task in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord.

However, this is the way to go if you want control of all aspects of your kingdom. You can choose everything, from starting policies to ruling culture!

There are 2 ways to do this, and both are hard to accomplish:

  • Conquer a settlement and declare the founding of your kingdom.
  • Rebel against a faction and keep your holdings.

Of course, these methods might sound hard with such little information. Luckily, we have described both of these ways to create/start a kingdom in Bannerlord before!

How to Become a King of an Existing Faction in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

This method is for the Mount and Blade fans who would like to avoid needless fighting and struggles.

TaleWorlds have added a way to become a king of an existing faction without having to fight at all!

Here is how you can become the king of an existing Bannerlord faction in a few steps:

  1. Join a faction as a vassal.
  2. Befriend the ruler and the important clan leaders.
  3. When you think you have enough renown and influence, defeat the king. You can do this in a battle where both of you are present, using a bow or a projectile weapon. Should be a 50/50 chance that they are defeated.
  4. Win the ruler election.

As you can see, this method requires more diplomacy and patience. If you are popular amongst the faction’s nobles, the election should be easy.

Marrying someone from the king/queen’s family has helped some win the popularity vote. However, this won’t help if you somehow ruin the relationship with the monarch before their inevitable death.

When it comes to defeating the old ruler, just shoot them with something after winning a battle or during the battle until they faint. If they’re not defeated, try again later. Make sure to have NPC deaths turned on.

There are no side effects to this method besides repeating the steps if you aren’t elected as the new king and have to do it again.

You won’t receive any new castles or towns by winning the throne, but you will now have the final say on all matters regarding the state.

That’s everything you need to know about becoming a King in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord!

Have any input or suggestions for this guide? Let us know in the comment section below.

Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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  1. Mark Huggins

    Hi there! I’d just like to add if you want to keep noc deaths turned off, that if you are patient, and a lot younger than your ruler, you can just build up your relatiobship with the other lords and when the king/emp dies, so long as you have good relationships with the more powerful clans, you’ll win the vote. Dethert just died of old age in my playthrough and I’m the new king of Vlandia now…. wish it let you fully customize an inherited kingdom. I changed the name, but have to keep the colours apart from the sigil. But all in all, still red flag.

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