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#1 Tina Benoit

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

Release Dates and Eligibility Information




Q: What are the release dates for the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger variants?
All Hatamoto-Chi & Charger variants will all be released to eligible pilots (according to their purchased packaged tier) starting on the same day:

Hatamoto-Chi & Charger (all variants): December 11th 2018

Q: What are the release dates for the other items in my Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Pack, such as the Active Premium Time?
The additional items included in the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Packs, such as the Cockpit Items and Active Premium Time, will be injected into your account at the same time as the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger 'Mechs themselves (starting December 11th 2018).

Q: Someone gifted me a Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Pack, which I’ve redeemed successfully through the Redeem Portal. When will I receive my Hatamoto-Chi & Charger?
Delivery of items received from a Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Gift Code will also begin starting on December 11th 2018
Gift Codes that were purchased within the Early Adopter Reward window of eligibility do qualify for the rewards, even if they're redeemed outside the eligibility window. However, Early Adopter Rewards are only injected automatically by the database into eligible accounts on the specific date of the Early Adopter Reward release.
Therefore, any granting of Early Adopter Rewards for special Gift Code cases will need to be handled manually by Support services, so please send off an e-mail to accounts@mwomercs.com if you want to inquire about Early Adopter Reward eligibility for your Gift Code.

Q: When will Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Early Adopters receive the Early Adopter rewards?
Purchases processed and received before September 30th 2018 11:59:59 PM PDT (October 1st 6:59:59 AM UTC) will be eligible for receiving the following Early Adopter Rewards at the same time as the release of the Hatamoto-Chi &Charger:

3 copies of the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Cockpit Items
Kurita Pattern unlocked for all Hatamoto-Chi & Buccaneer for the Charger variants
6 New Colors!
6 New Decals!
6.5 Million C-Bill Bundle
* Please note that depending on your transaction method, processing delays may result in a final processing time that falls after the above cutoff time. To help minimize the potential impact on Support services we request that you try to compensate for any processing time that may be associated with your payment method to help ensure your automatic eligibility for the Early Adopter Rewards.

Q: When will the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger variants be available for purchase in-game with MC or C-Bills?
MC Release Date:May 7th, 2019
C-Bill Release Date: June 4th, 2019

Q: Has a sale end date been announced?
The Hatamoto-Chi & Charger should be available for purchase indefinitely, but the Early Adopter Reward eligibility window is determined according to the dates listed here and on the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger page.

Early Adopter Reward Deadline: September 30th 2018 11:59:59 PM PDT (October 1st 2018 6:59:59 AM UTC)
Q: Can I upgrade from one Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Pack to another?
Yes, you may upgrade from a Standard Pack order to a Collector Pack at any point for the duration of the sale.

Q: If I upgrade from Standard to Collector, will I be receiving duplicates of the items in the Standard Pack?
No. Upgrading to the Collector Pack will only provide you specifically with the additional items featured in the Collector Pack, such as the [S] variant, an additional 30 Days of Active Premium Time, and additional instances of the Cockpit Items. Upgrading to Collector essentially provides you with the difference between the two tiers.

Q: If I upgrade from Standard, purchase the Hero Add-On, then upgrade to Collector, will I be able to acquire a second copy of the same Hero Add-On I already bought?
No. You can only acquire a Hero Add-On once.

Q: Can I acquire a Hero variant without getting a Hatamoto-Chi & Charger pack?
Until its release for MC purchase at a date to-be-decided, the Hero Hatamoto-Chi & Charger variant is only available as Add-On's to the Standard or Collector Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Pack.
Attempting to redeem a Gift Code for a Hero variant will not succeed (the Gift Code will not be redeemed).

Q: What is the Ultimate Pack?
The Ultimate Pack is essentially just a way to purchase all of the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Packs and additional variants at once, without needing to process individual transactions for each of them.
It is not a discount/bundle pack; purchasing all of the items individually costs the same as purchasing just the Ultimate Pack (though you might save a few bucks in transaction fees, depending on your purchase method).

Q: Can I upgrade from a regular pack to the Ultimate Pack?
The Ultimate Pack does not support upgrades from existing packs. Attempting to purchase the Ultimate Pack after already owning a Standard or Collector Pack will prompt you to purchase the remaining items individually.

#2 Tina Benoit

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

General Questions



Q: Are these Inner Sphere 'Mechs OmniMechs or BattleMechs?
These Inner Sphere 'Mechs are standard BattleMechs. They do not use the OmniPod system.

Q: Which Variant of the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger will be the Special [S] Variant?
The Collector Pack will include an exclusive HTM-27T-1 (S) and CGR-1A1 (S) Variant, featuring a 30% C-Bill Boost and a custom Pattern.

Q: Will Hatamoto-Chi & Charger Packs be available for purchase as Gift Codes through the MechWarrior Online Gift Store?
Gift Codes for the Hero Add-On Packs can only be redeemed if the account already has a Standard or Collector Pack. Attempting to redeem a Hero Gift Code without owning one of the required Packs will simply return an error, and the Gift Code will remain active.

Q: If I buy a Gift Code in time for the Early Adopter Rewards, but the recipient doesn't redeem it until after the deadline, will they still receive those Early Adopter Rewards?
Gift Codes that were purchased within the Early Adopter Reward window of eligibility do qualify for the rewards, even if they're redeemed outside the eligibility window. However, Early Adopter Rewards are only injected automatically by the database into eligible accounts on the specific date of the Early Adopter Reward release.
Any granting of Early Adopter Rewards for special Gift Code cases will need to be handled manually by Support services, so please send off an e-mail to accounts@mwomercs.com if you want to inquire about Early Adopter Reward eligibility for your Gift Code.

Q: Do I need empty MechBays in preparation for receiving my 'Mechs?
Each Pack comes with all the MechBays required in order to house your newly acquired 'Mechs.

Q: What is the difference between a Special Variant and a Standard Variant?
The Special [S] Variant gives you a 30% C-Bill Boost when using that 'Mech. Standard Variants do not include this C-Bill boost.
The Special [S] Variant also come with a unique Pattern, which cannot be acquired or applied to other 'Mechs.

Q: Will I be able to acquire Standard versions of the Special Variants?
Yes, these will be released for purchase in-game with MC and C-Bills according to the release dates provided earlier in this FAQ.

Q: Will the Standard versions of the Special Variants have the same C-Bill Boost and unique Pattern?
No. The Standard Variant versions of the Special [S] Variants will not have the 30% C-Bill Boost, nor will they have the unique Pattern.

Q: Can I remove the unique Pattern from the Special [S] Variant and the Hero Variant to apply other Patterns?
Yes!

Q: If I remove the unique Pattern from the Special [S] Variant or the Hero Variant, can I re-apply it to that & 'Mech later?
Yes, and there would be no cost in re-applying it. However, you can only apply that unique Pattern to the Special [S] Variant! You cannot apply the unique Pattern of an [S] Variant or a Hero Variant to any Standard Variants or other 'Mechs.

Q: Can I apply custom colours to the unlocked channels of the unique [S] Variant and Hero Variant Patterns?
Yes!

Q: Can I sell my Special or Standard Variant & 'Mechs?
[S] Variants are locked to their Mech Bay and cannot be sold in-game. These are the Variants designated with an [S].
Standard Variants may be sold normally, freeing their Mech Bay for use with another 'Mech.

Q: If I sell my Standard Variants, can I re-purchase them?
You can sell your Standard Variants at any time, but you will only be able to re-acquire them when they become available for MC and C-Bill Purchase according to the release dates above.

Q: What guarantees can be made about the balance of these 'Mechs?
Only that we will try to provide as fair an experience for all players, Clans and Inner Sphere alike. This may mean 'nerfing' or 'buffing' some weapons or adding Quirks to the 'Mechs at a later date.

Q: What are the Hardpoint details?
Hardpoints and other 'Mech details can be found towards the bottom of the Hatamoto-Chi & Charger page.





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