Please note that we've updated the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord save file system which requires you to take certain steps in order for your save files to be compatible with e1.7.1 and any later updates. You can find the instructions here.
Yes and it is the second time in a short period. It is a ****ing disgrace that TW doesn't post anything about it or even update anybody on the situation. We just have to figure out ourselves and hope it is backup sometime later.