Game GuidesMount & Blade II: Bannerlord Guides

Where To Recruit Companions In Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Companions play a vital role in Bannerlord. This guide on Where To Recruit Companions In Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will tell you where you can find some Companions as an early quest objective has you seeking to employ more soldiers, and they are also useful for Caravans.

At most small hamlets and villages you can recruit regular soldiers. These are vital for your party, increasing your troop count lets you attack bigger Hideouts, as well as offering better protection in case of an attack. There is however, a unit more useful than a regular recruited soldier, the Companion.

Where To Recruit Companions In Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Where To Find Companions In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
Before you are able to recruit a Companion you must first find a town large enough to have a Tavern. These are usually the large castle structures on the map. The smaller towns and hamlets do not have a tavern, so make sure you’re looking for a big enough town. Once you arrive at a town with a Tavern District, click to visit the district before clicking to enter the Tavern. Once inside the tavern, hold Left Alt and you will see the names of any important characters in the area.

Speak with any characters of note. These are Companions. They will give you a bit of information on their backstory before the option to recruit them appears. Some of the stories are actually really interesting so be sure not to skip over them too hastily. Once you have gone over the introductions, they will give you a price. They often say they have outstanding debts that must be paid before they can take on any new work. If you have the Denar to recruit them, pay the fee and they will join you as a Companion.

You can also give your Companions weapons and armor.

Special units can really help you recruit more troops. In this guide on How To Recruit Special Units In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord we explain a great but rarely used mechanic that lets you recruit more troops than just the towns and villages have to offer, including exclusive and special units.
You will go to war at some point, it is inevitable. This guide explains How To Make Peace In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord as the user-interface doesn't seem to support the ability to declare war or sign a peace agreement during this period of Early Access.
This quest is a mess. This Mount & Blade II Bannerlord Conspiracy Quest Guide will walk you through the little information we have on this quest, Istiana's Plan, that sees the disgruntled soldier attempt to overthrow your thrown through conspiracy.
These two are vital for the Dragon Banner quest to get your own Kingdom. In this guide we explain Where To Find Istiana & Azragor In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord as some players seem to be struggling, running around town for hours trying to find their location.

Blaine Smith

Blaine "Captain Camper" Smith is one of the original founders of Gamers Heroes. Now operating under the guise of Editor-in-Chief (purely because we felt the position was needed for public relations purposes), he's tasked with a lot of the kind of jobs that would put you to sleep at your desk. When he's not catching some Zs, you'll likely find him arguing points he knows nothing about, playing the latest rogue-like he'll never complete, or breaking something on the website that never needed fixing. You can best reach him on Twitter
Back to top button