NordInvasion is a mod for the popular TaleWorlds game, Mount & Blade: Warband and it sees you take up arms with players from around the world in a bid to fight off waves after wave of the Nord armies as they seek to destroy Swadia.

With a huge environment of maps and persistent characters, NordInvasion is one of the largest and most popular mods available for Warband and continues to grow with an active team of developers regularly adding content and features.

Some of the biggest features for NordInvasion include:

  • Persistent characters that update in real-time.
  • Over 30 brand new maps to explore featuring multiple locations and weather conditions.
  • In-depth class and skill systems allowing you to create characters best suited to your play style.
  • Unlimited characters per account.
  • Quests to complete for rare rewards & the King's favour.
  • Detailed crafting system with multiple career paths.
  • Great cooperative battles to defend the realm of Swadia.
  • House's enable clans to band together for Swadia whilst proving they are the supreme house.
  • Don't like the current defenses? Build your own with the new barricades feature.
  • Huge tournaments featuring individual tests, one on one challenges and huge house battles.
  • And so much more including explosives, health kits, Gods, cavalry...
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3 comments by Hande305 on Jul 29th, 2015


NordInvasion 0.7.16


Good evening dear Swadians,

This patch has been a long time coming and I know various rumours have been floating around for the past few months as to what exactly this patch will entail. I am delighted to be the bearer of good news and confirm that the release is upon us! This patch is one of the biggest we have released in a long time and brings a lot of changes to the gameplay and to the coding side of NI. Hopefully we will see less lag on servers on our side, a potential increase in frame rate and a more interesting game for you guys.

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General changes

- Restricted the number of tomes and barrels that can be spawned
- Added "backup support" slot for after the tomes and barrels have been used
- Removed the need to juggle support items
- Capped friendly-fire damage
- Fixed the support item bug that uses multiple items of the same type at once for example when placing a SHC with two in the inventory, both were used
- Changed the loot system to allow for some interesting additions…
- Adjusted assist xp/loot area to allow for “Rambo” players
- Rewrote most of the game code for better performance
- Completely overhauled Swadian gear stats
- New textures
- Added "prep time" between waves to eliminate saving last
- Reduced barricade building time in prep time
- Faster health, ammo, and shield repair props in prep time
- Can replace gear on spawn waves once (not if you just spawned) without needing to spectate
- Rebalanced Nords
- New bot AI for ranged units
- New barricade health bar
- New character screen (beta status and subject to change!)
- Moar rangers!!!

Loot system

There has been a radical overhaul of the loot system. I know we have been talking about the loot system for quite some time now but I am happy to say it is now in effect. As ever, I will not go into details as to how our loot system actually works but I will say that it very much favours playing in groups and not solo playing. No doubt some will moan but it really should be no surprise that we have introduced a new feature to encourage team play as this is (dun dun duuuun!!!!) a teamplay mod! Loot is not set in stone and will be subject to change as we observe what's dropping and how often.

Stats
I'm not going to comment in depth on stat changes for both Swadians and Nords as these are always subject to change, however we have felt of late that both players and bots have been creeping back towards "demi-god" status. As such, this patch will see some big changes to both. While we no doubt anticipate some "boo hoo" from the community, the changes we have made we feel are for the best in regards to balanced game play. Hero classes will now play an even greater role and as you fight on the battlefield you should notice a good few differences, some of which even increase survivability (??!) so expect a few surprises coming your way ;)

Support items

Support items have seen a lot of attention from us in this patch. We have now limited the amount of tomes and barrels that each player can bring into a server per map. Each player can bring in 2 tomes or 2 barrels per server or one of each. This is account specific so changing character will not allow you to bring in more items nor relogging. We have even gone as far as making sure that you can't trade these items to another player to bring in to that server. All barrels and tomes are uniquely identified and that item cannot be spawned more than twice on one map. If you own 2 tomes/barrels this same limit applies and you cannot spawn more than 2 per map. Our reasoning for this is that we have had had issues with tomes making the game too easy and as a result, we made the nords harder. Players will bring in more tomes and we would make the nords harder again. In an effort to get out of this vicious cycle we are taking steps to try and balance things out. We have "weakened" the nords as a result to try and find this balance. While we appreciate that the system may not be perfect at present, we will be editing the stats of the troops on the back of community feedback. If the nords seem impossible, please do let us know (nicely!) and we'll make changes for future changes that can be rolled out without requiring any downloads on your part.

Item stat changes

There have been MANY item stat changes and we have a comprehensive list of all changes. We will release this list for you once we've cleaned it up a bit and make it a little more reader friendly.

The NordInvasion updater is available here

The full patch is available here

Love,

The NI Family

Subsequent bug fix notes: 0.7.2 | 0.7.3 | 0.7.4 | 0.7.5 | 0.7.6 | 0.7.7 | 0.7.8 | 0.7.9 | 0.7.10 | 0.7.11 | 0.7.12 | 0.7.13 | 0.7.14 | 0.7.15 | 0.7.16

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NordInvasion 0.7.16

NordInvasion 0.7.16

Aug 20, 2015 Full Version 1 comment

Client Release: 0.7.16 "An Explosive Resurrection" Map updates.

NordInvasion 0.7.15

NordInvasion 0.7.15

Jul 28, 2015 Full Version 3 comments

It has been a long time since our last upload to this page, but we are happy to bring you 0.7.15

Client Release 0.6.0

Client Release 0.6.0

Nov 14, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

The Swadian military ride again! Crush the Nords from horseback in Retaliation Mode!

NordInvasion Auto-updater (Windows only!

NordInvasion Auto-updater (Windows only!

May 27, 2013 Full Version 5 comments

We would like to introduce the NI Updater - the purpose of which is to compare the latest online version of NI with the local files and then download...

Client Release 0.5.0

Client Release 0.5.0

May 27, 2013 Full Version 2 comments

Ragnarok is upon us... Can you stand against the might of the Gods?

Client Release 0.4.9

Client Release 0.4.9

May 4, 2013 Full Version 0 comments

It has been a long time since our last upload to this page, but we are happy to bring you 0.4.9. So much has changed since our last patch here, it would...

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TrotsTwats
TrotsTwats Aug 4 2015 says:

Best of luck from Wave 53 Studios - if you ever need anything, be sure to let me know.

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HarryPhamlmc
HarryPhamlmc Jul 29 2015 says:

is this for single or multi

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Prof_Troll
Prof_Troll Jul 30 2015 replied:

its a co op multiplayer mod

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Slimefreak
Slimefreak Dec 26 2013 says:

Which file do i download? sorry im new to this haha

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zechyancy
zechyancy Jul 28 2015 replied:

The File that was uploaded on July 28th

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Benschie
Benschie May 5 2013 says:

Very great mod, Been playing for months now and will continue for a long time still.... too addictive 10/10

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ImBenJones
ImBenJones May 5 2013 says:

When I open the mod, it has no buttons which can be pressed to go to anything, saying that it cannot find Initial_tutorial_button or any of the others. Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thank you.

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Hypernoma Creator
Hypernoma May 5 2013 replied:

You should be able to see the multiplayer button. Is that not appearing either? NordInvasion is a multiplayer warband mod only.

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ImBenJones
ImBenJones May 5 2013 replied:

No, none of the buttons are appearing at all. This has happened with other mods before I've just never found a solution.

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ImBenJones
ImBenJones May 5 2013 replied:

Ah! Found the solution. I had to reinstall my Mount and Blade as some of the original files which only certain mods need had been removed. Thanks for the help anyway.

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Hypernoma Creator
Hypernoma May 5 2013 replied:

If it has happened with other mods I would suggest a clean download of warband. Seems a file somewhere in your installation (native) is corrupted.

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