The latest update speeds MechWarrior Online to this summer's official release with the arrival of the "team structure" feature. Team structure includes 'roles' for various mechs to fill: Commanders, Lance Leaders and overall Lance structure. This structure is vital to the forthcoming 12v12 battles that players will take part in.
Also new in today’s patch and available now in the Mech Lab are all variants of last week’s Hero Mech, the Highlander Mech, which smashed all previous Mech sales records in Piranha Games’ MechWarrior Online. Owing to the great success of the Highlander’s popularity is one defining feature: it taunts players on the battlefield when it plays a victory song from outward-facing speakers. Though the non-Hero Mech variants do not boast this victory music feature, they are deadly nevertheless and should be taken extremely seriously on the battlefield. The load-outs of these variants can be found here: http://mwomercs.com/game/
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