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Mount and Blade + Mount and Blade Warband Steam Sale Gives Wrong Key?

November 29, 2010

Just wanted to let the folks who are enjoying the Steam sale a heads up on the one deal I decided to take part of. Personal experience, along with some confirmation from the Steam and TaleWorlds Forums, has arrived at the conclusion that Steam may have screwed up the delivery of game keys for Mount & Blade and Mount & Blade Warband.

When activated, Mount & Blade Warband requests that you activate the game using a serial key that Steam should have on hand for your copy of the game. The key I got, however, is a 5×5 input key (25 digits), whereas the actual key required by the game is a 4×4 input key (16 digits). Your purchase, therefore, relegates you to demo status for the game until such time as when the folks at Steam can resolve the issue for all the gamers who purchased the game (or the bundle packs!).

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  1. supra permalink
    November 29, 2010 07:42

    same issue. god this is the kind of crap that makes me wish i didnt use steam

    • November 29, 2010 08:17

      I agree with the sentiment, but I trust Steam enough to resolve the issue once people come back to work. 🙂

  2. November 29, 2010 13:55

    I gifted my friend the game, and he got the same thing too. the wrong CD key… steam ftl…

  3. Caleb permalink
    November 29, 2010 22:23

    Me too any solution?

    • November 30, 2010 04:18

      Right now, the best thing to do would be to wait for Steam to send a new key. If you want, you can head to the Steam Support page at, create an account and post a ticket to let them know you’ve been affected. 🙂

  4. Mox permalink
    November 30, 2010 01:12

    I hope this will be fixed soon.
    I’m disapointed in steam cuz of this 😦

  5. Ziv permalink
    November 30, 2010 02:29

    Total bummer, I was hoping to play it now but I have to wait till they resolve the issue…

  6. Happened to me to permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:05

    Same thing happened to me…turns out Steam ran out of keys…not sure what game these ones are for though…anyone care to find out?

    • November 30, 2010 04:19

      With the large number of games in stock, and the possibility that the key they sent may simply be a dud, I for one am not going to spend my time trying to see what the 25 digit key opens.

  7. Erik permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:35

    Where are you supposed to even get a key?

    I bought warband on the sale and hasnt even got a key yet?=/

    • November 30, 2010 04:21

      Hi there.

      If you’re wondering where the key is, or are a new Steam user, the 25 digit key that doesn’t work with the game can be found by going to the Library tab on your steam client interface, then clicking once on the game of your choice, then looking to the associated links on the right side of the Steam Client interface. One of them should say CD Key.

  8. Kaptein permalink
    November 30, 2010 03:59

    1 +, got the same problem.

    • November 30, 2010 15:32

      Yup. Thanks for the link. I made a new post about it as well a few hours ago, but some official word is always welcome. 😀


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