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MechWarrior Online open beta next week

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Finally the time has come. Lovers of giant robots battling it out will have the opportunity to jam MechWarrior online next week. The open beta hits 16 October.

The open beta will present some awesome new features too. Check ‘em out.

Camo Spec

In early November we’ll be rolling out the first pieces of our visual customization feature set. First out the gate early in November will be a new section inside MechLab called Camo Spec. Players will be able to customize the base skin and up to three colours using a simple graphic interface. Each application or change will have a range of costs, with premium content costing a small amount of MC. Players will have access to free base colours and a default skins to start with premium content being rolled out with each new update.

Cockpit Items

In addition to customizing the outside of your BattleMech, players will be able to decorate the inside of your cockpit with some cool decorative items like fuzzy dice and the family’s hula girl.


In late October and November players will see more content in the form of the Cataphract, a new alternate map, the remaining BattleTech gameplay features (Artemis, Active Probe, ECM) new skins and colours, along with a new game mode called Conquest. Oh and let’s not forget the first Hero BattleMech. It’s the < REDACTED >!

Last Updated: October 11, 2012

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