In Bannerlord, bastard swords don't 2-hand automatically when you don't have a shield. You have to manually press a button to switch between 2-hand and 1-hand.
This makes bastard swords very unwieldy to use, and I personally avoid using them at all due to how slow this action is to perform in the heat of combat.
There are two things that could be done to fix this.
- Pressing X while having a shield equipped puts away the shield and immediately switches 2-handing at the same time.
- Putting away your shield automatically switches to 2-handing, while removing the option to 1-hand bastard weapons entirely if not holding a shield.
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