MechWarrior Online gets major additions next spring

MechWarrior Online gets major additions next spring

Last night Piranha Games held a special Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online giving them the opportunity to reveal some major new features that are being added to the game.

CEO Russ Bullock took to the stage to present their plans for Faction Warfare Phase 3 which should be arriving spring next year. This will include Careers, a 4v4 game mode called Extraction, Contracts, leaderboards, the addition of VR and more.

The other big news at the event was a new Decal system to customise mechs which looks super flexible, and finally the announcement of a MechWarrior Online World Championship with a $100,000 seeded prize pool which will get underway in Q1 2016.

You can watch the fill presentation in the video below. The future is looking quite bright for MWO and now Piranha just need to deliver the goods to show their commitment.

Don’t forget it’s now on Steam if you fancy stomping around in a mech.

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  • Paul Younger

    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

    • Raptor Jesus

      Is this a twitch game or are there simulation aspects which give it more depth than just ‘boom, boom, boom, I got you’?

      • Paul Younger

        There’s still stuff like weapon and heat management but its not like the old MechWarrior games with missions etc. It is multiplayer after all. I would give it a shot if you like the whole Mech thing.

      • Ozmodiar Flanker

        i wouldn’t go so far as to call it a simulation, but it’s going to take you a fair amount of games to get used to having your torso move separate from your legs. also you need to really get to know the maps so you can stay near cover as much as possible, since you can’t just stomp your way into the middle of a scuffle and not get taken apart

        but you’l have a lot of fun equipping your mechs with different weapons and trying to find your play style