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Announcing Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries - Solaris Showdown


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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:03 AM



Greetings Mercenaries,

Piranha Games is pleased to announce a new expansion


Fresh off a successful mission on the notorious Mercenary Star, Mason and crew journey to the Hardcore system where they collide with 'Mech pilot Duncan Fisher embarking on a quest to secure a spot in the FedCom Unification Tournament. Forming an unlikely alliance, Mason and Fisher traverse the shadows of Solaris, engage in harrowing 'Mech duels, and race against the clock to save the day - a true Solaris Showdown.

Join Duncan Fisher in a race against time to thwart the overthrow of the Solaris Council, discover the new Loader King 'Mech, select new weapons and equipment tailored for close-quarter engagements, and help save the very future of Solaris.

The sixth DLC for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be released on March 14th at 00:00 UTC 2024, and will be USD 14.99.

Solaris Showdown​ will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, PS4™ system, PlayStation®5, Steam, GOG, and Epic Games Store.





We are thrilled to announce the return of Duncan Fisher, an iconic figure in the MechWarrior Universe. George Ledoux, the renowned video game voice actor, is reprising his role as the original voice of Duncan Fisher from MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries. Duncan Fisher's memorable commentary as the announcer for the Solaris Games has resonated with fans for over two decades, inspiring a wealth of fan-created stories, videos, art, and more. In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Solaris Showdown the player assists Duncan Fisher in his rise to fame in the Solaris Arenas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MECHWARRIOR 5'S DLC PAGE HERE.

Keep an eye out for the "Guess who's back!" Wishlist Campaign coming soon!



#2 Raining Fire

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:15 AM

First! Looks great!

#3 Odanan

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:27 AM

This was the DLC I was asking for!

THANK YOU SO MUCH PGI!!!!! <3

NOW TAKE MY MONEY!

#4 Rhaelcan

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:40 AM

So, can we get info on what each variant has? I am curious.

#5 Ch_R0me

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:45 AM

Loader King? Wait - we have Roughneck (a proper militarized Loader King) already! Posted Image

#6 Will9761

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 11:51 AM

I'm glad we are getting a Solaris DLC with Duncan Fisher. Though I wish we could have gotten a prelude to the Clan Invasion, it's nice to always hear the voice of George Ledoux. Also, I'm glad that PGI is finally using the Roughneck they had in their files for so long.

#7 Sephlock

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 12:18 PM

Duncan Fisher?!?!

Edited by Sephlock, 22 February 2024 - 12:19 PM.


#8 Ralph Edwards

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 12:19 PM

Dammit anything with George you can shut up and just take my money!

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 12:43 PM

Broke student that I am, I haven't even completed a MW5 playthrough, let alone bought any of the DLCs, but I absolutely have to get this one.

It looks like there's just more PvE content, but if it ever becomes possible to add peer-to-peer Solaris matches to MW5, that'd be a great way to have some PvP Mech action exist past the lifespan of the MWO servers.

#10 Rhaelcan

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 12:57 PM

View PostRhaelcan, on 22 February 2024 - 11:40 AM, said:

So, can we get info on what each variant has? I am curious.


Talking about the solaris variants

#11 AmbidXtrousGNOME

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 02:14 PM

Awesome!

Also; PGI, stop making kick@$$ artwork and NOT SHARING IT WITH ME!! I still have the Dragon's Gambit longbow art has my desktop.

#12 Raffen Volt

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 03:09 PM

Shut up and take my C-Bills!!!

#13 RacerX

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 03:31 PM

Yes! Duncan Fisher returns! I loved him in Mechwarrior 4 Mercs.

Since we are on the topic Duncan Fisher's return...any chance of Tex, from the Black Pants Legion, also making an appearance as maybe the villain, lance mate, or rival in this DLC?

Can't wait for some Solaris action!

#14 PraetorGix

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 03:55 PM

Huh, I honestly wasn't expecting a Solaris DLC... but I am very pleasantly surprised! And that trailer/teaser? It's by far the best MW5 promo video and probably top 3 of any MW game, period. Kudos to you guys.

#15 Hawk819

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 04:37 PM

Already wish listed on Epic, and I will get it next Friday. Looking forward to this.

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 04:40 PM

Yo! The most iconic voice in the MechWarrior Franchise! Hot damn!

#17 Hawk819

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 04:58 PM

View PostArtemus Prime, on 22 February 2024 - 04:40 PM, said:

Yo! The most iconic voice in the MechWarrior Franchise! Hot damn!


Yep. And the best part for me is this:

It's getting released a day before my birthday, 03/14/24! I'm going to have me a damn good b-day with this baby!

Happy 52nd to me on 03/15/24!

Edited by Hawk819, 22 February 2024 - 04:59 PM.


#18 Far Reach

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 05:27 PM

Cool. I had a feeling they wouldn't miss the chance to do a Solaris DLC.

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 06:03 PM

With this release, and the release of Mech 5 clans, any chance of a Mechcon this year? 2024 is the 40th anniversary of Battletech. Would be a great year to do one.

Edited by Sigurd Wolf, 22 February 2024 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2024 - 06:24 PM

View PostSigurd Wolf, on 22 February 2024 - 06:03 PM, said:

With this release, and the release of Mech 5 clans, any chance of a Mechcon this year? 2024 is the 40th anniversary of Battletech. Would be a great year to do one.

I would love to see a return to Mechcon after six years of waiting. I loved the atmosphere that it brought for TableTop enjoyers, PC gamers, MWO unit members and game devs with the BT authors together. Even PGI's website for it still up: https://mechwarrior.com/mechcon
If PGI did a funding for a Mechcon 24 in the form of a support pack, I wouldn't mind throwing some cash at it.





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