According to creative director Bryan Ekman in the press release, “The 12 vs. 12 gameplay changes combat dramatically. Players now have a deep bench of options for a variety of strategies, more creative attacks and defense schemes and can alter their combat strategies in greater variety for each environment. This is true MechWarrior combat.”
To celebrate, YouTube celebrities Total Biscuit and Angry Joe will duke it out with their respective 12 man teams in a head-to-head battle on the 15th August at 1:00pm PDT / 4:00pm EDT / 9:00pm GMT. Live streams will be on their respective YouTube channels.
Also included in the update is a new hero Mech, "Golden Boy", and a new volcanic map, "Terra Therma".