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Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries – Watch the rebirth of classic mech action in this new overview trailer

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If Megas XLR taught me anything, it’s that giant robots sell. You dig giant robots. I dig giant robots. Chicks dig giant robots. It’s something that has been missing for far too long in video games, and while Daemon X Machina may have scratched my itch for robotic mayhem, it wasn’t the mechanised topical ointment that I craved for my highly specific rash.

After twenty years, a new Mechwarrior game aims to change that. Called Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries, the latest chapter in the ancient franchise looks like exactly the kind of robot game I’ve been waiting for. Absolute units of mass destruction, gigantic mechanical marvels stomping around the battlefield and unleashing volleys of ultra devastation on anything that gets in their way.

It’l be out on December 10 as an Epic Games Store exclusive, but until then here’s a new trailer! In it you’ll find a TLDR guide to Mechwarrior, that details the basic gameplay, keeping your mechs in tip-top fighting shape and how every building around you happens to be made out of wet cardboard whenever you pop up. Delightful stuff:

Take a look at the upcoming MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries. Take missions, make money, upgrade your Mechs and dominate the battlefield!

Oh my yes. My big hope with Mechwarrior 5 is that it makes it mechanised battles games of violent chess. Mechwarrior at its best was a game where battles weren’t over in seconds as if they were some sort of Power Ranger showdown. They were slow and surgical, where you sacrificed an arm to ensure that your opponent went down for the count. If Mechwarrior 5 can restore that feeling of piloting 200 tons of awesome, then I’m down for a return to the world of that scrappy robo-brawler.

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Last Updated: November 22, 2019

25 Comments

  1. MOER, why does it have to be an exclusive. SIESA. That would have been my December holiday gaming SORTED

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    • Lu

      November 22, 2019 at 14:01

      Because PGI like money more than it’s player base.
      Was one of those “Releasing on Steam and Gog September 2019”.
      Preordered, then come July: Oh no we’re now Epic exclusive and release delayed till December.

      Will buy it once it’s gold edition is on Steam sale.

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 22, 2019 at 14:01

        Agreed. And on discount, just to screw with them

        I’ve still got BattleTech to enjoy at least

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        • Lu

          November 22, 2019 at 14:15

          Oh yeaaaah Heavy Metal dropped today.
          And I have the Clan invasion kickstarter coming next year.

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          • HvR

            November 22, 2019 at 15:09

            Would be interesting to hear if you enjoy it.

            I sunked 150+ hours in the base game but none of the DLC so far has pulled me enough to spend money on it

          • Lu

            November 22, 2019 at 15:16

            Yeah Roguetech kinda nullified the dlc’s for teh most part.
            I bought the Season on a huge discount a while back so I could rip the hatchetman for a 3d print, but with the new mod support and mech perks it may actually make it worth it now.

            The Bull Shark looks like great fun, and the Annihilator with it’s ballistic bonus is going to be insane when I pack 4 gauss rifles in it.

            Hopefully Critical hit does a review.

          • HvR

            November 22, 2019 at 15:29

            Don’t hold your breath Darryn does not understand strategy games and if it not on a Switch Geoff will not play it

  2. Admiral Chief

    November 22, 2019 at 13:21

    Also, 100 tons max dude, not 200

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 22, 2019 at 13:43

      Maybe he’s piloting Atlas’s mom?

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 22, 2019 at 13:43

        Or carrying around all the bad K44s puns

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 22, 2019 at 14:21

        She’ll give you King Crabs.

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        • Admiral Chief

          November 22, 2019 at 14:38

          Stop being such a Fafnir

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    • For the Emperor!

      November 22, 2019 at 13:49

      With him in the pilots seat…

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 22, 2019 at 13:49

        Who, Hammer?

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        • For the Emperor!

          November 22, 2019 at 14:01

          The person who originally mentioned 200 tons ?

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          • Admiral Chief

            November 22, 2019 at 14:01

            Hammer is a big oke.

            Big, not fat

    • Lu

      November 22, 2019 at 14:15

      Well the Awesome is 80 tons 😀

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 22, 2019 at 14:21

        3x PPCs up your butt!

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        • Lu

          November 22, 2019 at 14:21

          From across the map!

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          • Admiral Chief

            November 22, 2019 at 14:26

            I’m grabbing some ice packs for the heat

          • Lu

            November 22, 2019 at 14:38

            Hahahaha actually the heat sinks should handle it hey. On tabletop they negate 28 of the 31 heat generated in a alpha strike. Not so sure about Mechwarrior though

          • Admiral Chief

            November 22, 2019 at 14:44

            I don’t have heat sinks or doubled heat sinks, I just have ice packs, hence, the comment hehe

          • Lu

            November 22, 2019 at 15:04

            Hahahaha facepalm.
            Sorry

  3. Hammersteyn

    November 22, 2019 at 13:25

    Mech wouldn’t be so damaged if you didn’t Godzilla through the buildings

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  4. Hammersteyn

    November 22, 2019 at 13:31

    Looks purdy though

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