Keeping up with its incredibly ambition patching schedule, Piranha Games has pushed the latest content patch to MechWarrior Online servers. Players may be most excited for the new hero mech, Pretty Baby, but there is plenty of additional content and quality of life changes to be excited for.
Gamers will be able to enjoy pre-round screenings of matches, the inclusion of an in-game scoreboard, end of game screen and a Death Screen. Pre-match festivities will also enable the tacticians out there to plan their attacks ahead of the match and later analyze performance and player contributions. Various bug fixes and performance updates are detailed in the February update.
Pretty Baby is an 80 ton lance packing fire radius of 100 degrees on each side and top speeds of 68 MPH. You can get a feel for the destruction this mech can unleash in the official reveal trailer after the cut. Continue Reading
Piranha Games has put the behemoth Atlas mech in the MechWarrior Online spotlight today. The mech is no lithe, weighing in over 100 tons. The tonnage allows the Atlas to carry an impressive payload of long- and short-range missiles, a cache of four medium lasers and the handy autocannon.
A far different mech than the more spry Jenner or even another heavy hitter like the Centurion, Atlas combatants need to be aware of their surroundings. All the heavy weapons and armor mean heat management will be a constant juggling act, especially in the environmental hell of the Caustic Valley.
Capable of leveling a city single handedly, the Atlas is one of the perk mechs included in the Founders program. Hit the jump for the Atlas’ deadly trailer. Continue Reading
Today, Piranha Games upcoming MMO MechWarrior Online opened up sales to its exclusive Founder Program and even added a new Legendary tier for its die-hard fans. Players who participate in the Founders Program will receive early game access – starting August 7th – and will receive other benefits such as: an exclusive founders tag, a free premium account (for a limited time), Custom BattleMech(s), and in-game currency.
Here is what the newly-added Legendary tier has to offer:
$120 LEGENDARY Founder’s Package Includes:
• All 4 exclusive “Founder’s BattleMechs.” These Mechs include a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
• Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Game credits – The player’s name included as one of the “Legendary” in the MechWarrior Online game credits.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts August 7th.
The console industry may have gone all peripheral crazy during the rhythm genre fad, but the PC industry is the home of collecting soon-to-be-obsolete plastic junk. Thankfully, times have changed with the advent of USB ports, the rise of standards, and companies that follow, them means plug-n-play devices have a longer life on PCs than ever before.
Peripheral specialist, Razer, caused a stir at E3 2012 by unveiling Artemis, a prototype controller for MechWarrior Online. The non functional controller will be sold and is being used to solicit feedback from prospective players. The current iteration is designed with fully customizable buttons, an 8-inch LCD screen, force feedback, mechanical keys, a throttle, and a slick flight stick.
There’s currently no release date, which makes sense considering that MechWarrior Online is not in closed beta yet. Depending on the price – and quality of MWO – I may need to clear some desktop space.
Hit the jump for the official trailer and more media.
To say the MechWarrior franchise is storied would be a massive understatement. Part of the BattleTech universe, the precursor to the MechWarrior brand in the gamer conscious came by way of Westwood Studios, this blogger’s favorite studio when he was worried about cooties. Fast forward to 1994 and the first MechWarrior is released to the 8-bit gaming world. For many, it wasn’t until the series headed to PCs that it made a name for itself, furthered by a return to console.
Twenty three years after debuting, Piranha Games is finally ready to begin detailing the multiple title ahead of its 2012 release. MechWarrior Online! Piranha Games allows gamers to enter the vertical tanks and unleash all sorts of carnage on one another, from powerful lasers to missile assaults. The battles in these futuristic war machines are rarely the same thanks to changing terrain. Player customization, territorial control and intel warfare round out the offerings of the upcoming free-to-play game.