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New Solaris Arena Combat Expansion Released

MechWarrior Online has been updated with a new content patch that brings the Solaris 7 game mode on board. Solaris provides both 1v1 and 2v2 arena-style game play that, according to devs, fits the BattleTech lore "in terms of gladiatorial combat". Players will be able to climb leader boards and find unique rewards that are not found in any other part of the game.

Faction Play Introduced in Large New Update

The MechWarrior Online team has posted an extensive look at the latest update to be applied to the game. Most notably, the patch brings Faction Play Clan Invasion into the game. Players will be able to take part in 4v4 scouting game mode, War Planning, Planetary Reinforcements and Advantages, as well as progress in the Career System, check out the Leaderboards and find new ways to earn Coffer Income.

Global Contestants to Vie for Share of $100k Purse

Beginning at the end of May, competitive MechWarrior Online players will be able to take part in the regional qualifying tournaments that pave the way to December's MechWarrior Online World Championships. Teams will be competing for a share of over $100k in prize money along the way.

$100K World Championship Announced + VR Support Coming

During last week's Steam launch event, Piranha Games announced that the road to the $100,000 MechWarrior Online World Championship will begin in Q1 2016. During the party, it was also announced, and folks were able to check out a playable demo, of the forthcoming MWO VR support that will put players inside the cockpit.

Steam Launch Day Ahoy!

MechWarriors! Ready, steady, GO! Piranha Studios has announced that MechWarrior Online is now available on Steam. To prepare for today, lots of big improvements have been made and the new "Faction Play" feature called Community Warfare is now part of the core game.

Headed to Steam on December 10th

Piranha Games has some great news for MechWarrior Online fans with the announcement that the game is headed to Steam next month. In fact, MWO fans are invited to try for one of 50 slots for a real world dinner with developers in Vancouver on launch day, December 10th, 2015.

EU Servers Come Online, Oceanic Servers Coming Soon

Piranha Games has announced that the EU server cluster for MechWarrior Online are now up and running in Strassbourg. Oceanic servers will be coming online in August. Servers were added to reduce ping lag to give MWO players a more competitive edge and the project was completed within just a couple of months.

End-of-Year Retrospective Published

Piranha Games has published its look back at MechWarrior Online's 2013 along with a bit of forward-looking news for 2014. The team is hard at work on UI 2.0, Community Warfare, a new game play mode called "skirmish" and much more. In addition, Community Warfare packs have gone on sale that include boosts and more.

Launch Day Arrives

MechWarrior Online has hit a seminal day in its development thanks to today's launch. To celebrate the occasion, Creative Director Bryan Ekman has posted a letter on the official site to detail some of what players can expect and much more.

Launch Announced for September 17th

MechWarrior Online will officially launch on September 17th and will come with one of the most requested features: Third person view. In addition, the first ever MWO Invitational to be held in San Francisco along with a ton of other events.

Turn-Based Tactics Looking for Stress Testers

MechWarrior Online: Tactics is the MWO-themed turn-based strategy title currently in beta testing. The team is looking for as many players as possible to help out stress testing game servers.

12v12 PvP Enters Game

MechWarrior Online players will want to head into the game to check out the new 12v12 PvP. The team has released a new video to show off the new mode as well as the new Golden Boy mech and the announcement that first-match wins will gain double XP for players. Check it out!

Sarah’s Mech Announced for Charity

MechWarrior Online players have the chance to make a charitable donation on behalf of one of the game's youngest players, Sarah Marie Alida Parries, a cancer victim. The charity purchase of "Sarah's Mech" will see 100% of proceeds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name. The special mech is $10 and is available through August 20th.

Big Numbers & a Release Date

Piranha Games has announced that over a million registered players have signed up for MechWarrior Online during its closed and open beta phases. In addition, the team announced that the game will officially be released on September 17th.

New Pre-Order Program Announced

Piranha Games has announced that a new MechWarrior Online pre-order program is now available for players wanting to be sitting pretty when the game officially launches later this year. Called Phoenix Project, packages within the set range from twenty to eighty dollars and include a variety of mechs and much more.