Piranha Games is giving us another reason to say 'thanks' this week, with some brand new content going live in MechWarrior Online. The new content should be live today as well as a special 'play with the devs' event that will be live streamed on Twitch.
The main event here is the Cataphract Mech, which players will be able to pilot for the first time starting today. You can see some screenshots of the Cataphract in action, both at the top and bottom of this article, and read a snippet of lore below:
The Cataphract was one of the first original designs created since the start of the Succession wars. Originally a Capellan Mech, the Cataphract can be seen in all areas of the Inner Sphere. Created from spare parts of other Mechs that were handy, the Cataphract has been dubbed the ‘FrankenMech’ due to its appearance. Designed to stand toe-to-toe with an Assault Mech, the Cataphract is built to have a lot of armor, jump-jets for maneuverability, and a large punch from its arsenal.
In addition to the Cataphract, players will be enjoying a new environment in Frozen City at Night as well as some new equipment and modules to choose from.
Finally, what better way to enjoy this new content then playing MechWarrior Online with the guys who made it? Piranha Games will be doing a live stream and play session today at 6:00PM Pacific Time (9:00PM ET) at http://www.twitch.tv/IGP. This is your chance to play with some of the team who made MechWarrior Online possible.
Visit http://mwomercs.com/ for more information on MechWarrior Online as well as today's Cataphract Mech update.