Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing unleashed a fury of new content in today’s MechWarrior Online update as the Dragon Slayer Hero Mech becomes available in the Mech Lab. Fans who jump in to this free-to-play universe today can also choose between four new Trial Mechs as the Commando COM-2D, the Blackjack BJ-1X, the Catapult CPLT-C4 and the fan-favorite Atlas AS7-RS© are now available to try at no cost in the game as part of the popular Trial Mech feature.
Additionally, for new and returning fans this week there’s still time to pre-order all four packages of Mechs available as part of MechWarrior Online’s PROJECT PHOENIX, which was announced last week to resounding positive fan response. All four PROJECT PHOENIX Mechs have been revealed and will never be available again in MechWarrior Online as this is a limited-time offer.
Today’s new content also delivers new cockpit statues for the Trebuchet and Jagermech, the new “Tartan” pattern for the more Scottish-inclined players and overall gameplay enhancements. One of the smallest changes is also quite significant: Voice commands have changed all references of “Team Commander” to “Company Commander” indicating fans are one step closer to the long-awaited 12 vs. 12 player combat. Scheduled to go live soon, 12 vs. 12 player combat will change the game forever making this a perfect time to get in the game and get ramped up. You can get all of the details on today’s game update on the MWO blog.
Set in the year 3050 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.