The developers have treated the mod as an expansion, not a sequel. Warlords expands the deep economic system (for example, the tournaments became far more profitable) of the main game and makes the Imperial Legion a playable faction. The mod also includes firearms and new varieties of armour. It is considered to be one of the most popular and highly rated mods available for Warband. It has one of the biggest maps among mods, encompassing about ninety cities.