One new aspect of the clan and marriage system in Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is the ability to have children! That’s right, you can have a whole family running around in Bannerlord. So far in the game, children can only age and become other heroes in your clan. We don’t know if this is the only thing the developers have planned for children in Bannerlord as the game is still in early access. Anyways, here is how to have children in Bannerlord.

How to Have Children in Bannerlord

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In order to have a child in Bannerlord you need to be married, no single moms out here in Calradia. Actually, there’s probably a lot since you’ve slaughtered thousands of troops and bandits but that’s beside the point. If you’re single, go out there and find yourself a lass and get married.

Once you’re married, you’ll need to spend some time with your wife. We found that this can take anywhere from a week to a week and a half. It’s not exactly clear what you need to do to… well it is clear what needs to happen – but we don’t know if there is a certain trigger in the game or if it is just random.

If your wife has decent combat stats, find her and talk to her. You should see an option to have them join your party. Then you just need to run around the map for a week or two with her in your party. If your wife isn’t a fighter, just stay in a town for some time with her until the notification pops up.

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You’ll know when she is pregnant when a bright pink/purplish message pop up saying “*your wife* has gotten pregnant.” After a few seasons, you’ll get another notification that she has given birth. From here, the child will eventually age and become a teenager and finally an adult. They can fight and do normal stuff just like other lords and nobles. And if all goes well, your child may become the next heir of the throne allowing you a good position right after your retirement.

How to Make Your Child Your Heir

If you’re playing with the permadeath mode on, you can make your child your heir. Now if you die, the game will not end and instead, you’ll start playing as your child. Or if you simply wish to play as your child without having to kill yourself, simply go to the clan setting and select the Retire option. There is a policy called “Feudal Inheritance” which makes it harder for the king to refuse to give your fiefs to your heir. We suggest you focus on passing this policy and keeping it in place if you do play with Permadeath so that you don’t get reset to 0 if you die and your heir has low influence within the kingdom.

Now when it comes down to making a strong heir, you need to focus on getting their stats up to the mark. This can be done by making them go to fight battles and have them complete a few quests here and there. Following these steps would make your transition into your own child when you retire much simpler and easier.

We hope you found this guide on how to have children in Bannerlord helpful and informative. If you’re looking for more Bannerlord content, be sure to check out our other guides!