By Alice O'Connor   //   August 8, 2013 7:30 AM

MechWarrior Online now rocking 12v12

If 16 robots stomping around the battlefield is a barrel of laughs, just imagine how much fun 24 is. MechWarrior Online has hoped for a long time that it'd be able to support 12v12 matches, but ran at 8v8 for most of its beta. With the official launch only six weeks away, the free-to-play robomash finally now lets 24 players throw down.
By John Keefer   //   March 29, 2013 8:00 AM

MechWarrior Online to launch in 'late summer'

Developer Piranha Games has been releasing regular updates for MechWarrior Online since the game went into open beta in late October. But now, Shacknews has learned of three new features that will be rolling out leading up to the game's official release late this summer.
By Alice O'Connor   //   January 16, 2013 8:15 AM

MechWarrior Online double XP weekend incoming

You're stomping around merrily in MechWarrior Online's new Spider mech, jumpjetting away and running circles around slower mechs, what could be better? Well, double XP wouldn't be bad. As luck would have it, the free-to-play mech 'em up is doubling all XP earned this weekend, jolting players further along their tech trees.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 18, 2012 10:45 AM

MechWarrior Online introduces capture-and-hold mode

Free-to-play stompy robot sim MechWarrior Online is bolstered with a new mode today, Conquest. It seems to be your standard competitive team-based capture-and-hold mode, only with, you know, giant stompy robots. Lovely jubbly.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 28, 2012 6:00 AM

MechWarrior Online patch adds paintjobs

Sure, stomping around inside a storeys-high robot is pretty good, but wouldn't painting a storeys-high robot pretty colours be even more fun? Robot fanciers rejoice, for MechWarrior Online's latest patch added the ability to customise your pretty metal toys, if you can live with your lovelies being dinged and damaged out on the battlefield.
By John Keefer   //   October 26, 2012 4:00 PM

MechWarrior Online open beta on again for Monday

The on then off open beta for MechWarrior Online is finally on again, this time slated for Monday. Hopefully, developer Piranha Games has fixed the stability issues that will have delayed it for almost two weeks.
By Alice O'Connor   //   October 17, 2012 6:00 AM

MechWarrior Online sales pass $5 million before launch

Though MechWarrior Online will be free-to-play when it launches, players have already coughed up more than $5 million to play the beta version through its Founder's Program. Things are looking good for the stompy robot sim, then, and publisher Infinite Game Publishing is pretty excited about its slate of "premium" free-to-play games.
By Alice O'Connor   //   October 16, 2012 6:45 AM

MechWarrior Online open beta delayed

Good little MechWarrior that you are, you're may be reading this from your repurposed fighter jet seat, headset atop your melon, dual joysticks in hand and pedals underfoot, eagerly waiting for MechWarrior Online's open beta to launch today. Ah. Problem. You've clearly missed, as we did, developer Piranha's announcement on Friday that it has delayed the open beta to whip the stompy robot sim into better shape.
By John Keefer   //   October 10, 2012 11:00 AM

MechWarrior Online open beta begins October 16

If you haven't been one of the lucky ones to be honing their mech skills in preparation for the launch of MechWarrior Online later this year, then you'll want to jump into the open beta when it kicks off October 16.
By Thierry Nguyen   //   August 2, 2012 8:30 AM

MechWarrior Online preview

Year and years ago, MW2 didn't automatically translate into "Modern Warfare 2"; PC gamers were using that shorthand to refer to the fine giant...
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 24, 2012 7:30 AM

MechWarrior Online heats up in Caustic Valley

Just as MechWarrior Online boasts an icy map where the cold messes with your mech, so it's also getting a roasty-toasty level with hazardous heat, named Caustic Valley. Come peep the trailer.
By Alice O'Connor   //   June 29, 2012 6:00 AM

MechWarrior Online trailer visits the Frozen City

MechWarrior Online developer Piranha Games has revealed the icy level Frozen City and its chilling effects on combat, with a video for you to look at and everything.
By Steve Watts   //   May 22, 2012 12:30 PM

MechWarrior Online early access program detailed

MechWarrior Online will allow players to purchase early access with tiered bonuses starting in June, developer Piranha Games announced today. The closed beta is kicking off this week.
By Alice O'Connor   //   April 5, 2012 7:00 AM

MechWarrior Online mech customization detailed

As every mech pilot knows, tweaking your mech is half the fun of stomping around in a towering killbot. Piranha Games has lifted the wraps off MechWarrior Online's mech customisation, which'll let you mess with everything from guns to paintwork.
By Alice O'Connor   //   March 13, 2012 1:30 PM

MechWarrior Online first gameplay trailer stomps out

At long last, the first first gameplay trailer for stompy free-to-play revival MechWarrior Online has been released. Yes indeedy there are plenty of lasers, missiles, cannons and explosions.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 22, 2011 10:45 AM

MechWarrior Online aiming for 12v12

Piranha's free-to-play stompy robot game MechWarrior Online is aiming to offer multiplayer mech melee in size 12v12, assuming it can deliver a "solid play experience" at that scale. This revelation and more come from a new community Q&A.