What is MechWarrior Online?
MechWarrior Online is an online, multiplayer-only FPS set in the BattleTech universe. The game is currently in 3049, 6 years prior to the events of MechWarrior 2, and about 5-6 months prior to the Clan Invasion.
Why should I play it?
Do you ever get tired of FPS game where you get shot in 3 seconds? Do you enjoy firefights that require strategy, positioning, and skill? Do you enjoy piloting gigantic 80's style robots that shoot lasers and missiles? Do you like tinkering with mech construction and weapon composition?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this game may be for you.
Where do I get it?
Open Beta will be going live today at ~12PM MST, and you can sign up and download the free client here:
What are the game modes?
Currently, the game runs in an 8v8 capture point format, with each team having 8 mechs of equal class (Light, Medium, Heavy & Assault) on either side, trying to either destroy/disable each other, or capture their base.
In the near future, this will be expanded to 12v12 on larger maps with more game modes (Conquest mode will be revealed on Nov. 6th), and a large spanning Community Warfare with Planetary Capture, resource ownership, and House vs House grouping will be implemented.
Okay, I like robots, but how cool does it look?
Glad you asked.
A wonderful fan made trailer by Paingod
And a fun video made by yours truly
How awesome is this game?
It's so awesome I put together this somewhat informative post.
EDIT: Update 2:03 PM MST
Servers are online! Sign up and download now!