Kingdom Come Deliverance – Band of Bastards description
Recently published at the beginning of the first month of 2019, Kingdom: Come Deliverance – Band of Bastards is an expansion for the base game Kingdom Come: Deliverance and will require the base game as well, in order to be playable.
It is the third expansion of the realistic action role playing game published on 13th February 2018, with a detailed new plot and an interesting turn, engaging the player deeper into the world of Bohemia. In this expansion, a band of mercenaries represents the focus point of the story, lead by a nobleman called Kuno from Rychwald and engaging in several epic combats.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards Story
Concerning the storyline of the Band of Bastards expansion of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it presents Sir Radzig Kobyla asking for the help of Baron Kuno of Rychvald, a very old acquaintance and his band of mercenary, for more allies in fighting for a better protection and gaining the victory in keeping the roads around Rattay safe. Furthermore, Henry is sent by Radzig to guide the band on their territory and to keep them as far away as possible from the trouble that they have such a great appetite for.
Establishing to patrol the province carefully, they soon discover that long ago sworn enemies of Radzig Kobyla have returned recently to set their old accounts. As a result, the opponent bands will engage into a challenging war at the end of which players will see what will happen if they will play the game and follow the game story until the final point of revelation.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards Mechanics
Apart from a new location called Kino’s Camp, with new activities such as The Ring of Bacchus, with new items and sets of armor and which is filled with new characters, each bringing a new story, as well as with some new quests that will end differently depending on the decisions players will take during every combat, not much will change in the mechanics of the Band of Bastards expansion. Quite a version of the basic Kingdom Come: Deliverance game, action will still be observed from a first-person perspective, exploring multiple square kilometers of a new open world with authentic fragments from the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia in a beautifully designed valley.
Every travel will mean meeting new non-player characters and enemies and using new realistic systems of shooting or targeting with bows respecting excellent laws of physics integrated, while engaging in hand-to-hand combats based on direct attacks that will require a proper position of the weapon for a certain victory. And obviously as the main character will gain more victories and as the game will progress, hero’s skills will keep improving and expanding, while his equipment will become more powerful and complex. And the last interesting interactive element of the game mechanics in the new expansion, players will need to pay attention to primary needs of their hero as well in Band of Bastards, such as thirst, sleep or hunger, hygiene, health and the condition of their armor, clothing and looks, in order to survive and keep people’s respect, as for example protection and efficiency will be lost in the case of a damaged armor, while walking in clothes stained in blood will cause other to lose respect for Henry and replace it with terror or disgust.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards Modes
Regarding the modes of the expansion, it sticks to what the basic game offered – so Band of Bastards is also a single-player campaign that will immerse their character into a journey full of realistic adventures.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards Technical Issues
As for technical aspects, the expansion will only work with the basic version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, it will keep the original visual and audio layers and it will still offer authentic experiences and great moments in combats due to a great Cryengine 3. A few bugs have been encountered that stopped the progression of the DLC at certain points during quests, yet overall the performance of Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Band of Bastards has been quite improved.
Available on: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Game Platform: Steam
Publishment year: 2019
Gengre: RPG, Action, Adventure