Mechwarrior Online now supports 12v12 matches. More boom for your battlefield | PCGamesN

Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access in November; "We are moving full steam ahead"

New Omega Mode changes just about everything in Ultra Street Fighter IV

Evolve's "Big Alpha" system requirements are surprisingly not monstrous

Mechwarrior Online

Mechwarrior Online now supports 12v12 matches. More boom for your battlefield

Mechwarrior Online’s beta already supplied a lot of boom for your free-to-play buck but Piranha Games have been working on a way to squeeze out a little more mech on mech action: 12v12 multiplayer.

Say goodbye to the poxy 8v8 matches (which were already a little bit excellent) and say hello to 24 mechs on the field, beating six shades of shit out of one another.

Aren’t video games great.

The 12v12 combat comes in the latest patch. It also brings some new trial mechs and a new hero mech, the Goldenboy.

Piranha provided all the details:

  • 12 vs. 12!   

  • First Victory of the Day!    

  • New Hero Mech! GOLDENBOY!

Not to mention:

  • New Trial Mechs!    

  • New Gameplay Tuning!   

  • New Champion Mech! (available for purchase Mid-August)

Content

New Hero Mech

"Golden Boy" KTO-GB

  • Tonnage:  55

  • Engine:  220 XL

    • Top Speed:  64.8 kph

    • Max Engine Rating:  290

  • Torso Movement:

    • 90 degrees to each side.

    • 20 degrees up and down.

  • Arm Movement:

    • 20 degrees to each side.

    • 30 degrees up and down.

  • Armor:  368 (Standard)

  • Internal Structure:  Standard

  • Weapons & Equipment:

    • Left Arm:  SRM 6 x2, Medium Pulse Laser

    • Center Torso:  SRM 4 x2

    • Right Torso:  SRM 6

    • Right Arm:  Medium Pulse Laser x2

  • Hardpoints:

    • Left Arm:  1 Energy, 2 Missile

    • Left Torso:  1 AMS

    • Center Torso:  2 Missile

    • Right Torso:  1 Missile

    • Right Arm:  2 Energy

  • Heat Sinks:  14 Double

  • Jump Jets:  0 (0 Max)

  • ECM Capable?:  No

  • Module Slots:  2

  • Movement Archetype: Medium

  • 30% C-Bill Bonus

New Trial Champion Mech

Catapult CPLT-A1(C)

  • Tonnage:  65

  • Engine:  280 Standard

    • Top Speed:  69.8 kph

    • Max Engine Rating:  315

  • Torso Movement:

    • 120 degrees to each side.

    • 16 degrees up and down.

  • Arm Movement:

    • 0 degrees to each side.

    • 35 degrees up and down.

  • Armor:  394 (Ferro-Fibrous)

  • Internal Structure:  Endo-Steel

  • Weapons & Equipment:

    • Left Arm:  LRM 15, Streak SRM 2 x2

    • Right Torso:  Beagle Active Probe

    • Right Arm:  LRM 15, Streak SRM 2 x2

  • Hardpoints:

    • Left Arm:  3 Missile

    • Right Torso:  1 AMS

    • Right Arm:  3 Missile

  • Heat Sinks:  10 Double

  • Jump Jets:  0 (4 Max)

  • ECM Capable?:  No

  • Module Slots:  2

  • Movement Archetype: Large

New Trial Mechs

  • Raven RVN-2X

  • Cicada CDA-3C

  • Catapult CPLT-A1(C)

  • Victor VTR-9K

Gameplay

  • 15% of critical damage dealt to an exposed 'Mech component will now be directly applied to the internal structure of that component.

    • This is only applied to the critical damage done.  Base weapon damage is not taken into account.

    • Critical damage is not applied through armor.

    • Armor must be reduced to 0% before any crit damage is applied to internals.

  • Large Pulse Laser duration reduced to 0.6 (down from 0.75)

  • Medium Pulse Laser duration reduced to 0.6 (down from 0.75)

  • ER Large Laser base heat reduced to 8.5 (down from 9.5)

  • PPC base heat increased to 9.0 (up from 8.0)

  • ERPPC base heat increased to 12.0 (up from 11.0)

  • SRM6 and 4 have a shared Max Alpha of 3.  (SRM4s used to have a 4 threshold)

  • 12v12 gameplay is now in.

    • The 8-man queue is now replaced by a 12-man queue.

    • Players can launch in groups of 1,2,3,4,12.  Numbers between 4-12 will be addressed when we get tonnage limits into the game.

    • CB rewards have been adjusted to compensate for the additional 4 players on the battlefield.

  • Assault mode base captures now take longer.

  • Conquest point captures now take longer.

  • Players should be aware that capping in Conquest mode takes longer now, and that it is often wise to pre-plan your routes to account for that.

Performance

  • Created low and medium spec optimized versions of weapon effects.

  • Removed ground level vegetation and debris in Forest Colony and Forest Colony Snow for low spec.

Bug Fixes

  • Added missing LOD's to Quickdraw Battlemech.

  • Added missing LOD's to Highlander Battlemech.

General

First Victory of the Day

  • The first time of each day you win a match for each 'Mech variant (owned or trial), you will earn double the XP rewards at the end of the match

  • If one of your Mechs is eligible for the first victory bonus, it will be marked with an "XP x2" icon in its Mech Bay

  • Once you earn a first victory bonus with a 'Mech, you can't earn the bonus again for that 'Mech until the eligibility resets at 12:00 AM UTC

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2: Tyria prepares for war with the return of the Living World Season 2

Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access in November;

Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access in November; "We are moving full steam ahead"

New Omega Mode changes just about everything in Ultra Street Fighter IV

New Omega Mode changes just about everything in Ultra Street Fighter IV

Evolve's

Evolve's "Big Alpha" system requirements are surprisingly not monstrous

Final Fantasy XIV London Fanfest reveals EU servers, flying mounts and Dark Knight job

Final Fantasy XIV London Fanfest reveals EU servers, flying mounts and Dark Knight job

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

Spooky Races: Project CARS gets a Halloween trailer

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Scandinavia loves DreamHack

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Stockholm Syndrome: Why Scandinavia loves DreamHack

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

First blood in the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship will be shed next week

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

Dark Souls 2 is the Golden Joystick Awards' Game of the Year

League of Legends is close to making $1 billion from microtransactions this year

League of Legends is close to making $1 billion from microtransactions this year

Outlast 2 is in development; stock up on clean underwear

Outlast 2 is in development; stock up on clean underwear

Those crazy system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity have been confirmed by Ubisoft

Those crazy system requirements for Assassin's Creed Unity have been confirmed by Ubisoft

Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Civilization: Beyond Earth review

The Witcher 3's opening cinematic shows why you don't get into staring contests with crows

The Witcher 3's opening cinematic shows why you don't get into staring contests with crows

Football Manager 2014 has been played for 23,000 years, and that’s not including the pirates

Football Manager 2014 has been played for 23,000 years, and that’s not including the pirates

Phonopath turns you into an audio codebreaker

Phonopath turns you into an audio codebreaker

Shelter 2 trailer makes survival look gorgeous while being totally harrowing

Shelter 2 trailer makes survival look gorgeous while being totally harrowing

Flak in the USSR: World of Warplanes 1.6 introduces new Russian jets, more airspace

Flak in the USSR: World of Warplanes 1.6 introduces new Russian jets, more airspace

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Warframe

Warframe Archwing update turns you into a rocket-powered space ninja

Codemasters' Toybox Turbos offers kitchen table careening in the mode of Micro Machines

Codemasters' Toybox Turbos offers kitchen table careening in the mode of Micro Machines

Riot chase down League of Legends hackers;

Riot chase down League of Legends hackers; "Every player to trigger this exploit will be punished"

Blizzard to deploy Australian servers for World of Warcraft ahead of Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard to deploy Australian servers for World of Warcraft ahead of Warlords of Draenor

What to do in Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris: Murder, stealing and a bit of detective work

What to do in Assassin's Creed Unity's Paris: Murder, stealing and a bit of detective work

Take a free weekend break in Arma 3

Take a free weekend break in Arma 3