How to fix every Mount and Blade II: Bannerload stuck loading screen bug

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Mount and Blade II Bannerload stuck loading screen bug

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The Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord stuck loading screen bug is a big issue. Whether you’ve sunk hours into it already or if you’re just getting started, you’ll have likely come across this error.

Bannerlord players have encountered the stuck loading screen bug at various points. Loading the game up to start playing it, attempting to enter the town called Pen Cannoc, or attacking hideouts can cause the error to emerge.

If you’re after a Bannerlord stuck loading screen bug fix, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled some useful solutions to each of these errors below.

Stuck loading screen bug on startup

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Let’s start off with the Bannerlord stuck loading screen bug on startup. Players have reported that the game crashes when they attempt to load it, and leaves them staring at a black empty screen.

The first fix you can try is restarting your computer. This seems to be the best way to resolve the error, especially if you haven’t shut down or restarted your PC in a while.

Another problem could be that your PC is blocking Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord from being run. This is normally the result of your antivirus software. You can stop the game from being blocked by excluding its startup file or folder within your antivirus program. Your antivirus should have an “exceptions” section that allows you to stop it from blocking certain programs. Add Bannerlord to this list and it should load.

If neither of those options fixes the problem, you can remove the following CN file from the Bannerlord folder by following this pathway:

  • \SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\Modules\SandBox\ModuleData\Languages\CN

Finally, make sure you have the latest version of Windows installed. You can head to the Windows 10 update page to find out if you have the latest version applied.

Stuck loading screen at Pen Cannoc

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One of the game’s biggest errors concerns the Pen Cannoc area. Players have come across the Bannerlord stuck loading screen bug too. Trying to enter the town, or walking around if you get inside, can cause the error to pop up.

Unfortunately, the only way to resolve the problem is to restart the game and avoid this town. The latest patch notes state that the developers have fixed a crash in some towns when you try to walk about. There’s no specific mention of Pen Cannoc, however, so try and enter or walk around at your own risk.

Stuck loading screen bug when attacking hideouts

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This bug is causing issues for players who try to take on hideouts. A quick glance at Reddit shows how widespread this error is, but many Bannerlord gamers have a particular issue with Sea Bandit raids.

Again, the Bannerlord e1.0.2 patch notes explain that you’re no longer taken prisoner by a faction, following an encounter, if you have troops stationed outside. There’s nothing that states, however, that the stuck loading screen bug has been solved.

Your best option is to contact TaleWorlds Entertainment’s support team via this contact page. Alternatively, you can sign up to their community forums and bump one of these threads to hopefully get an answer.