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We are aware that some of our players might experience the game not launching. We are investigating this issue and we believe that the launcher is the culprit. However, there is a workaround for this issue.
We have seen reports that confirm this workaround works for some of our players.
Before trying this workaround please make sure that you have already done these steps:
Making sure that your OS, GPU drivers and Bannerlord are up to date.
  • More information about how to update your Windows OS can be found here.
  • If you are a Windows 7 user please make sure that you have installed the Platform Update for Windows 7.
  • Please make sure that your game is up-to-date. You can follow the latest patch version in here. Steam will automatically download the latest version. If you are not in the latest version you can force the update by prioritizing Bannerlord updates on Steam and restarting your Steam clients.
  • Please make sure that your GPU drivers are up to date. NVIDIA - AMD - Intel
After you are sure that everything is up to date and still can't launch the game you can try this workaround:
  1. Navigate through the steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client folder.
  2. Launch the game through Bannerlord.exe.
Please note that launching the game through this way will disable Steam in-game overlay. You will be seen as in-game on Steam but you can't access the in-game overlay.
  • If you can't launch the game through Bannerlord.exe and see "Unable to initialize Steam API." warning please make sure that your Steam client is launched
  • If you can't launch the game through Bannerlord.exe and your Steam client is launched, it means that our launcher is not able to initialize in your PC. We are investigating the reasons behind this. You can share your DxDiag report with us to help in this situation. You can check our guide about How to run DxDiag and Save it as a File. If you are at this step, you can share your DxDiag report via a PM to me.
If you can't launch the game through Bannerlord.exe and your Steam client is launched, you can try launching the game through Bannerlord.Native.exe. But, you will need to launch the game through the command line prompt.
Firstly, through the file explorer, you need to navigate into the 'steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\bin\Win64_Shipping_Client' which can be found through the Steam installation folder. Then you need to type cmd to the Path Bar in that folder. A terminal should pop up, then you need to enter
"Bannerlord.exe /singleplayer _MODULES_*Native*SandBoxCore*CustomBattle*Sandbox*StoryMode*_MODULES_ /anticheat"
command and press enter. This will open the game without the launcher.
  • IF you see a missing .dll file warning, this means that your dependencies are missing and you can download them through our guide here.
  • IF you see a crash report after this it confirms that our launcher is not able to initialize in your PC. We are investigating the reasons behind this. You can share your dxdiag information with us to help in this situation. You can check our guide about How to run DxDiag and Save it as a File. If you are at this step, you can share your DxDiag report via a PM to me.
One of the reasons the game not able to launch might be the fact that the game can't access the documents folder. One of the main known culprits for this is Microsoft OneDrive. You can try disabling OneDrive and the game can launch without a problem. More info regarding that can be found here

Please note that we are working very hard to fix this not launching issue. Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience.
 
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