Mechwarrior Online Summary
MechWarrior Online recently officially launched on Steam after a few years on the market. The game features a ton of strategy, from the in-game mix of mechs and playstyles to the out-of-game purchase, customization, and upkeep of owned mechs. Now it would appear that top players are going to get to showcase their skills. Piranha has announced a 2016 world tournament with a hefty prize pot.
Pirahna Games has announced that the studio's free-to-play giant robot battle game MechWarrior Online will be hitting Steam this year on 10 December 2015.
has completed a global server expansion for MechWarrior Online, claiming that lag for players "has been reduced in some areas by more than 75% with the average ping time reduced by 50%." Baically, if you're outside North America, playing the game should be a little less head-bangingly frustrating now.
New servers in the Oceania region will go up next month, so if you're from that corner of the world you've still got a little bit longer to wait. The game's inching towards a level playing field, though, which is good news.
Fans can now also purchase one of several offered packages in return for XP bumps, limited edition forum badges and their own choice of Mech.
Piranha Games' free-to-play MechWarrior Online is now officially live as the beta period ends. A launch patch has been set loose with an invitational tournament dated September 26th.
Fans of MechWarrior action can look forward to "regular semi-monthly" patches with a "full slate of expansion features coming" in 2014. UI overhaul still in the works.