For the rest of this weekend Mount & Blade: Warband [official site] is free on Steam, finally bringing an answer to the question on everyone's lips: "What is free this weekend is it Mount & Blade?" It is! Along with all its expansions - Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars and Viking Conquest Reforged Edition are also both free. Imagine me bellowing this information to you like a television mattress salesmen.
Here's what you should know: it'll only be free until Sunday - that's the 30th - at 1 p.m. PDT. There are also some decent sales which slaps a 66 percent discount on all other Mount & Blade franchise titles.
Warband's Viking Conquest add-on got a recent update following a shaky initial release in December. The game was low on content and high on bugs, as you can read about here. It's since been fixed up and relaunched by a little team call Brytenwalda.
Mount & Blade creators TaleWorlds have been tapping external developers for Warband expansions while they themselves focus on Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. Still no word on when that’ll be released, but the project is over here if you want to check in.