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by Matt Newman in [ Announcements ] on, May 4, 2021 9:00 PM UTC 72  comments



GREETINGS MERCENARIES,

These are the 'Mechs you're looking for!  Check out our new announcement trailer and read on for Key Product Details.

Today we are excited to share key product details for MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC.

PLATFORMS

  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC will be available on GOG, Steam, Epic Games, Microsoft PC and Xbox one and Series S|X 
  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries is a single purchase play anywhere product on Microsoft PC and Xbox.
  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and is also available through PC/Xbox/Ultimate GamePass subscriptions.

PRICE

  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries $29.99 USD
  • Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC $19.99 USD

CO-OP AND DLC COMPATIBILITY

  • MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries and Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC will be crossplay compatible for all platforms.
  • DLC Co-op compatibility. DLC owners can host and play DLC content with players who do not own the DLC.

MASSIVE UPDATE

MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Year One update releases May 27th bringing key improvements and new features

  • Platform Changes
    • Releasing New PC store fronts and Xbox Consoles
    • Cross Play on all systems
    • Force feedback adds to the immersion of piloting a 'Mech
  • Campaign Changes
    • Campaign Tutorial is now optional
    • Campaign Story has a new beginning
  • Gameplay Changes
    • Infantry are now present throughout the game 
    • Full 360 LOS radar. (Full 360 non-LOS radar is possible with BAP which comes with DLC)
    • AI now uses Jump jets in combat
    • More extreme conditions such as dense fog. Extreme weather now affects sensors
    • Salvage crates with additional rewards or supplies can now be obtained by exploring the map
    • More variety and challenge
    • Rebalancing of difficulty and economy
    • Audio enhancements and recalibration
    • Explore a variety of new bases and garrisons
  • UI Changes
    • Track your encounters and identify where to hunt down desired ‘Mechs
    • Keep tabs when borders change or when new tech becomes available
    • Instant Action - Previously selected mechs and pilots are restored next time you play
    • Apply paint schemes to your entire unit quickly

...along with many more small QoL and bug fixes.

 

HEROES OF THE INNER SPHERE DLC

New Career Mode - Start a career from scratch in any of the great houses or import your progress from the original Campaign. Completely rebalanced so you can explore the Inner Sphere and build your merc company as you please. Expanded Inner Sphere Map that includes 61 total warzones (+18), 34 Industrial Hubs, and 55 quest lines (+11).

Career Paths - Visit Cantinas to pick up jobs from the Inner Sphere's shadiest characters. Complete 5 different job types to unlock career path rewards including powerful and unique upgrades that tweak properties of your mechs. Career paths work in both Campaign and Career mode!

New ‘Mechs - 7 new 'Mech chassis: Corsair, Vulcan, Charger, Hatamoto-Chi, Dervish, Champion, and Marauder II and Adds 50 new variants including new variants for existing chassis

New Missions - Hunt down 7 new heroes and their hero ‘Mechs in Hero Quests.

New Procedural Mission type - Beachhead: clear the landing zone for a full planetary invasion while disrupting communications and avoiding artillery strikes

New Biome - ExtraSolar Moon with Hazardous Atmosphere Garrisons

Artillery and Airstrikes - Avoid enemy airstrikes, call in air support to deliver devastating bombardments, or use TAG/NARC on specific enemies for precision airstrikes

New Equipment

  • ECM, EWECM - an Electronic Counter Measure creates a distortion bubble that jams opponents' sensors and HUD and reduces their ability to detect you or target effectively. Use counter mode to disable an enemy's ECM. 
  • BAP, EWAP - an active probe that allows sensors to detect hidden enemies regardless of line of sight
  • MASC, Supercharger - gives mechs a short duration but incredibly powerful mobility boost.

New Weapons

  • Chem Lasers
  • Short Burst Lasers
  • Mech Rifles
  • Stream SRMs

New music tracks set a more diverse and epic tone to the game.

LINKS

Go ahead and Wishlist on your Favorite Platform!

Xbox Store Links Coming Soon!

 

See you in the Dropship Hanger,
The MechWarrior 5 Team

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