Have you ever considered that the only thing missing from cleaving enemies in twain, launching ballista bolts from a siege tower, or charging your noble steed to a blood-soaked victory in Mordhau might be a few bars of Despacito? Or perhaps the 007 Bond theme? All through the soothing and era-apropos chimes of a lute, of course.
If so, check out the Lute Bot, a mod from creator ÐMontyleGueux, which lets you play just about anything in midi format (.mid) through the lute in Mordhau. The lute was a later addition to the game and – until now – offered very little in the way of actual battle advantage, but with the Lute Bot mod, it might just be the thing to spice up your gameplay.
The mod is actually a complete application, into which you can import any midi file. You can then bind songs to specific keys and play them easily in-game, but there are a number of other features. Each feature pops up as a separate window, which makes it simple to use and easy to tinker with.
These include setting up a playlist and a track selection menu, which helps you to achieve the best-sounding balance for your chosen tune by muting certain instruments found in the midi file.
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Want to see the Lute Bot delighting the knights and raiders of Mordhau with Despacito in action? Take a look at the video below and ponder your potential future as a Varangian bard.
Feeling inspired to medievalise your Metallica and more? Head to the Lute Bot page and put the lute in your looting.
There are some common issues the creator has identified to watch out for, with a helpful troubleshooting section at the bottom of the page to help get your musical massacring running smoothly.
If you need further convincing, check out this entertaining video demonstrating just some of the tunes that have already made their way into the fray, and maybe even play a round of ‘guess the ditty’.
Looking to get even more out of your next battle? Be sure to read our guide to Mordhau console commands and cheats. There doesn’t appear to be any other hacks for the lute just yet, but keep an eye out as the list will be updated when new commands appear.