Is MechWarrior 5 coming to Steam?

Here's when you'll be able to play this mech battler on Steam


Is MechWarrior 5 coming to Steam? MechWarrior 5 was delayed earlier this year, but is finally set to launch on December 10 – but which platform can you play MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on PC?

It’s been nearly 20 years since the last mainline MechWarrior game, so hopefully this heralds a new entry to our best robot games list. The digital marketplace has transformed significantly in the years since MechWarrior 4 released, which means you’re not going to need that dusty old disc drive to realise your mech fantasies. In MechWarrior 5 you’ll be strapping back into the mech suit for some devastating combat and tactical gameplay, where you’ll command a team of AI-controlled mechs in single player or online co-op with friends. However, you may have noticed that MechWarrior 5 isn’t available on all digital platforms.

Here’s where you can play MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, including whether MechWarrior is coming to Steam and if MechWarrior 5 will receive modding support on its confirmed platform.

Is MechWarrior 5 coming to Steam?

MechWarrior 5 will not be on Steam when it launches December 10, 2019 – at least for a year anyway. MechWarrior 5 is one of the many, many games to join the Epic Games Store exclusive list for one year. After one year, it will be able to launch on other platforms, including Steam.

The community has already been asking the question ‘will MechWarrior 5 have modding support?’. Developer Piranha Games say in an FAQ post, “We are fully committed to supporting mod making for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. Upon the game release, mod makers will be able to download the editor and everything they need to create full mods. Then early in 2020, we will integrate the end user experience for mod makers to share their creations with the community.”

As we know, Epic plans to release modding support as part of its roadmap in early 2020, but support won’t be available before then.

So, although MechWarrior 5 won’t be coming to Steam for at least a year, you will be able to play the latest in the MechWarrior series on the Epic Games Store.