Greetings warriors of Calradia!
Since the release of Bannerlord, we have shared a number of hotfix patches with you to address some of the most prevalent challenges that players were experiencing. At this point, we want to begin establishing a more structured patch process to better support content changes that bear a greater risk for your gameplay experience.
For this purpose, we intend to introduce 2 additional branches to Steam. Aside from our public branch, which players will use by default, we will also offer opt-in alpha and beta branches.
The beta branch will include content that has gone through our internal testing and will be exposed to public testers for at least one week. During this period, we will address discovered issues with hotfixes. Our goal is a weekly cycle where we push our internal version to the beta and the prior beta version to the main Steam build. However, if serious challenges arise, we may delay an update until those issues have been addressed.
The alpha branch will include content that is untested. It is intended for players, modders and explorers that wish to be as close to development as possible - even at the cost of stability. Our goal is to update it daily with our latest development branch.
Please be aware that opting into the alpha or beta branch may negatively impact your experience.
You can find the patch notes for the beta branch below. We will publish the alpha branch at a later date.
Battles and Sieges
Character Development System
Kingdoms and Diplomacy
Economy and Trade
Quests & Issues
Design & Balance
Other - Miscellaneous
Server & Network
Both - Singleplayer & Multiplayer