MechWarrior Online™ is a tactical online shooter set in the BattleTech Universe. The battlefields of the 31st century are dominated by powerful mechanized units known as BattleMechs. You will assume the role of an elite MechWarrior, fighting for supremacy over the galaxy.
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Release Date: Dec 10, 2015

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June 23

Bring the Heat Event and Steam Summer Sale!





Summer is here and things are heating up. With the recent release of the Phoenix Hawk and Butterbee Hero 'Mech, it's time to put your skills to the test!

Traditionally we run Leaderboards after the release of each new 'Mech, but with the June 21st patch and subsequent Mini Map Hot Fix now out in the wild, we really wanted to bring the heat this weekend and give everyone some chances at earning some great loot.

Along with the Phoenix Hawk and Butterbee Leaderboards, we're also running Double XP, Double XP conversion, XP Conversion Rewards, and a Cumulative Personal Challenge!

Double XP
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Phoenix Hawk Leaderboard
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June 20

PATCH NOTES - 1.4.72 - 21-JUN-2016




Greetings MechWarriors,

The reintroduction of iconic and classic Inner Sphere 'Mechs into the world of MechWarrior continues, and the Phoenix Hawk is once again stomping onto the battlegrounds of the Inner Sphere. Few BattleMechs become the meter stick against which all others of the same class are measured. The forty-five-ton Phoenix Hawk is one of those truly supernal designs.

The newly-updated Frozen City releasing in this patch is our fourth map to receive a full gameplay and beautification overhaul. While retaining much of the same layout and shape as the original Frozen City, the revamped Frozen City features greater variations in elevation and cover, with the largest changes present in the South East quadrants.

This patch also features the results of the comprehensive 'Mech Re-Scale evaluation. We know this is a much anticipated component of this patch, and we've tried to provide a good deal of insight into the process. Our initial approach to the re-scale was to focus on a selection of ‘Mechs that were seen as the most deserving or in need of a scale adjustment. The limited focus of that initial approach soon became an all-encompassing evaluation of all ‘Mechs, and in the end almost every ‘Mech has undergone a scale adjustment in some form. The approach we took to the re-scale process consisted of multiple methods, ranging from mathematical to pragmatic.

As we all know, information is ammunition. With the introduction of the new Command Wheel system with this patch, a whole new system for coordination and teamwork is now available to help ensure victory on the battlefield. The Command Wheel is an in-game command system which will allow players to quickly relay vital information and commands to their teammates without the need for chat entry or VoIP.

In addition to its significant re-scale and re-model, the Catapult chassis gets even more love in this patch. The CPLT-BB 'Butterbee' Hero 'Mech is now available! This Hero has long been a requested addition, and we're happy to finally deliver this formidable variant onto the battlefield.

With the arrival of Faction Play Phase 3 in April, refinements to the Faction Play mode are now shifting to more granular, per-patch adjustments and features rather than bulk 'phase' style patches. Following up on the more technical fixes featured in our May patch, our June patch features a reduction to the duration of Ceasefire periods and changes to the Uncontested Drop system. We want to reiterate that your feedback is being heard; Faction Play will continue to receive refinements to its systems and mechanics.

Rounding out the patch we have the introduction of Quick Play Leaderboards, a large array of map fixes and changes (including an adjustment to the large central mountain on Forest Colony), state-persistence for Filters and Categories in the Select 'Mech screens, a fix for deferred decal rendering under MSAA/TXAA, a reduction in our memory footprint, and much more!

Read on for all the details, and as always we will see you on the battlefield!

- The MechWarrior Team

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About This Game

MechWarrior Online™


MechWarrior Online™ is a tactical, 'Mech-based online shooter set in the rich BattleTech Universe. The battlefields of the 31st century are dominated by immense and powerful mechanized units known as BattleMechs. Piloting these war machines are the most elite soldiers that the galaxy has ever known. To most, they are known simply as MechWarriors.

You will assume the role of an elite MechWarrior, fighting for supremacy over the galaxy against other players.

Quick Play is where you'll find fast action, fielding a single 'Mech in team-based game modes and maps. Unlike Faction Play, Quick Play matches do not influence the layout of Inner Sphere territories; these battles are fought purely for rewards and glory.

In Faction Play you will field 4 ‘Mechs per match, lending your skills and allegiance to the Faction of your choosing in prolonged team-based engagements, conquering and defending planets in their name to earn rewards and expand your Faction's territory across the Inner Sphere.

Gameplay


Piloting a 'Mech to victory requires a mastery of tactical positioning, teamwork, and firing discipline. Strike out as a Lone Wolf or seek out one of the many player-controlled Units and fight under the banners of powerful galactic empires for prestige, wealth, or nothing more than the sheer thrill of battle.

Next Gen Mobility - By the 31st century, tanks have evolved to take on humanoid shape, their treads replaced with nimble legs. Like modern tanks, 'Mechs move their upper torso and weapons independently of their legs offering unparalleled mobility while exchanging fire. Depending on their size, BattleMechs travel at vastly different speeds and offer different systems like jump jets to aid in their locomotion.

Make Every Shot Count - Pilots must balance mobility and damage output against the amount of heat generated from their weapons fire and 'Mech operation, lest they risk the temporary loss of power that comes when a 'Mech overheats. Firing all weapons simultaneously (known as an Alpha Strike) can be the quickest way to devastate an opponent, but may leave a 'Mech helpless against its enemies if the heat sinks can't handle the stress.

Fight Smart - 'Mechs possess both external armor and strong internal structural elements to help minimize the chance of a 'quick kill'. As a result, pilots must treat each encounter with the utmost attention and awareness, prioritizing weaker or more critical components before delivering the killing blow. Communication among teammates and the effective use of targeting systems can help to identify vulnerable 'Mechs and components.

Teamwork is the Difference - Targeting a 'Mech will automatically allow your teammates to achieve their own lock, allowing them to ascertain vital location data, armor status, and loadout details for the targeted enemy. Information Warfare can be a vital component for victory, providing attack-focused allies with the necessary information to tear their opponents to pieces.

Information Warfare - While fast-moving scouts feed target and tactical information back to the main battle group and the team commander, long-range Support and heavy-hitting Brawler and Assault ‘Mechs will use this information to position themselves for the perfect strike. Pilots can also shield themselves and allies from enemy sensors and weapons fire using various counter measures. It is up to each pilot to customize their BattleMech loadout to fulfill their desired role.

Find the perfect 'Mech - Hundreds of unique 'Mechs are available, offering a wide range of strengths and weaknesses. Smaller 'Mechs should never stop moving, and can rely on their sheer speed to overwhelm heavier opponents. Larger 'Mechs move slow and deliberate but can stand toe-to-toe with other large opponents. Acquire and test different 'Mechs to find those that best suit your play style.

Choose Your Allegiance - Work for the powerful empires of the galaxy to earn their loyalty and spread their influence across the stars. Band together with other pilots using the Looking For Group feature, or use the Faction Chat feature to coordinate offensive and defensive strategies to capture or defend worlds and shift the balance of power.

Get Rewarded - Pilots earn ComStar Bills (C-Bills) from playing matches and completing faction contracts, which can be used to purchase new 'Mechs and equipment.

Certain items can only be purchased using premium 'Mech Credits (MC). MC can either be purchased directly via real world money or acquired in smaller increments in-game by earning reputation with a Faction in Faction Play, or as rewards from participating in special Events.

'Mech Experience (XP) gained during combat is applied to the 'Mech used during that match, and can be used to unlock improvements to various BattleMech systems.

MechWarrior Online™ also includes a host of achievements to unlock that will challenge even the most skilled players.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel: Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD: Athlon 64 X2 6400+ @ 3.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA: 8800 GT / AMD: Radeon HD 5670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel: Core i5-3470 @ 3.20 GHz / AMD: FX-6300 @ 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA: GeForce GTX 660 / AMD: Radeon HD 7870
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
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MeltedSnowGirl
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I've played this game since beta, yes since before it was launched on Steam. It had its growing pains, but now, it's pretty nice. The interface is great, the new battle modes are awesome, I'm glad I stuck it out for these three years.

The new tutorial is the easiest 6mil cbills you'll make, perfect to buy a mech you want, or you can run the trials for the first few matches and get a nice Cbill injection as well.

I enjoy this game as my "arena shooter" Not as twitchy...
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fochs07
( 117.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
i have played this game in one form or another since the mid 80's. Ive played good ones and crappy ones, and this by far is one of the GREAT ones! Yes it has the occasional hiccup or issue that crops up. But we are playing with several TONS of machines here, something is going to break loose... Seriously though i consider this game a totally worthy successor to the franchise. Keep the great work coming guys!!
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Gasmaskman
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I chose the username "Mecha-Hitler" in reference to the boss in Wolfenstein 3D.
Then, I was messaged by someone from Pirahna Games telling me I had to change it because the name was considered "offensive". Offensive? Offensive to who? Which part of this game's player-base would be, or even has the right to be, offended by the name of a man who has been dead for 71 years? I have a Jewish friend with grandparents affected by the Holocaust that makes jokes about it. A German exchange student once said to me "Want to hear a joke?.....Gas chambers" and then burst into laughter. Hitler is literally a joke now.

It's a shame because I had a lot of fun playing the game, but I could not stand for such injustice. Do not play if you respect Mecha-Hitler.
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EKS
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
One of the most painfull and forced tutorials i have played i years.

You have to enter password every time you start the game, and no cut / paste. So enjoy if you using a secure password manager.
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NoiseCrypt
( 192.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Awesome game. Tons of fun ;)
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Dr. Qberticus
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Not as good as Mechwarrior 4
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Myndpyre
( 418.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Excellent tactical FPS with plenty of customizable mechs to choose from. Every mech is eventually available for in game funds, so while the game is "pay to get early" it is not "pay to win" as many other similar games try to be.
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I II II I_
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
total war
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Mechwarrior234
( 181.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
One of my favorite games.
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Lochcelious
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Have you ever played MechWarrior 2? Perhaps G-Nome? MAybe MechWarrior Mech Assault on OG Xbox was more your thing? Armored Core? Steel Battalion? Future Cop LAPD? (OK that last one was a bit of a niche one but still) If you've played any of these and enjoyed any of them even a smidge, stay the absolute hells away from this disaster. Lack of game modes, game system that discourages teamplay, convoluted everything, lack of care or respect for the IP, and much, much more! But wait, install within the next five minutes and receive loads of offers to buy a better mech! No more grinding, fish out some real dough and wipe the competition! Maybe!
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
As a MASSIVE mechwarrior fan with way more hours than I should have on a seprate non-steam linked acount, I can only begruggingly recomend this game.

Do you have a serrious adiction to mech combat? Massive fan of BattleTech? Did you play countless hours of the old Mechwarrior games? You'll probably love this and spend way too much time and money on it, knock yourself out!

If you are new, be forwarned, the grind is real. Expect to spend money, And expect to die; a lot. You only get one life per game, so the learning process is going to be a bit painful as you spend a lot of time in the lobies between matches, and then get utterly smashed for overheating, being out of position, missing your shots, targeting the wrong components ect. The new training is nice, but once you start fighting real people you'll probably get wrecked your first 20 or so games. If you aren't a fast learner, you should probably avoid this game. Also, another con is that you won't be able to custimize many mechs, as you have to own them, and this is expensive. Unless you spend money, you can only own a few mechs as well, so before you buy anything, try the trial mechs extensively. Get a good feel for what you want to play. The trial mechs are now always champion variants as far as I can tell, and this is great because they are often the best builds possible for the given mech type. Give them a spin, figure out what you like, and start grinding. If you like the idea of slowly building up to the perfect set of mechs optimized to your taste then you might just get to see where this game really shines.

Once your past noobdom, or if your a veteran of the serries, the combat is as rewarding as it is challenging. If you are looking for (What IGN called) "A thinking person's shooter" This game is for you. Manage heat, amo, armor, target lock, weapon groups, target key componants where enemies main weapons are, memorize mech layouts to engage and strip them faster... On its base level, if you are a fan of huge mechs trading blows in team centric combat, this is your game.

7/10 They should have just launched a real $60 title, but this is way better than nothing for another 10 years.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I have really enjoyed MechWarrior Online. It has the feel of giant stompy robots down really well. The devs are transparent and work hard on the game. Paying money gets you mechs sooner, but they are all available without money. It is a really fun game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
368.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
As far as f2p games goes, this is one of my all-time favorites. You can get a vast selection of mechs that you can purchase with in game money. The mechs allow you to add a variety of weapons as well as adjust perks (such as seismic sensors) and adjust armor slots. Their business plan is fair and you don't have to spend any real world money to be completive.

The most important thing to mention for those who are thinking about downloading this is that this game requires teamwork to be successful. If you decided to go out on your own, you will die nearly every time. Stay with a group, call targets, focus fire. This isn't call of duty son.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
324.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Its a great fast and slow pace game depending on what mech you use. You will need to buy mechbays with real money after you fill up the 4 free ones you get. Mechbays are the only thing you will really need to spend money on.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
418.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Excellent tactical FPS with plenty of customizable mechs to choose from. Every mech is eventually available for in game funds, so while the game is "pay to get early" it is not "pay to win" as many other similar games try to be.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
MWO may have a rough start in 2012, but ever since PGI broke free from its former publisher the game has been improving bit by bit. 8/10 would recommend for mech fans.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
365.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Love it. Have lots of time in it. Not your usual point and click or twitch shooter, and build your mech however it suits your playstyle! Reasonably balanced game thats always changing. They have many events for free stuff all year!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
It takes some time to learn but it is well worth it when you're pulling 400-600 damage most games.
Is it perfect? No, but at least it isnt pay to win.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
117.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
i have played this game in one form or another since the mid 80's. Ive played good ones and crappy ones, and this by far is one of the GREAT ones! Yes it has the occasional hiccup or issue that crops up. But we are playing with several TONS of machines here, something is going to break loose... Seriously though i consider this game a totally worthy successor to the franchise. Keep the great work coming guys!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
181.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
One of my favorite games.
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