MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries DLC Plans Shift

A post from Piranha Games from a couple of weeks ago updates us on plans for DLC and a free update for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (thanks PC Gamer via Neutronbeam). They say they were originally hoping to release DLC titled Heroes of the Inner Sphere for their BattleTech mech game this month. They later adjusted that target window to June, but now with their team working from home they feel it's unlikely they will actually get this out in the first half of this year. They say they are using the additional time to add more content to the pack and they also have plans to add new features to the base game with a free update. Here's what they say is in the works:
DLC - Heroes of the Inner Sphere

  • Follow your chosen career path from War Dog to Treasure Hunter in the new Career Mode.
  • Explore new warzones, new quests, new missions that span the full breadth of the Inner Sphere.
  • Hunt the Heroes - special Hero quests tell the story of 7 new heroes and their unique mechs.
  • Find new mech chassis and variants, new weapons, new equipment, as well as blueprints to quirk your beloved mechs.
    …and much more.

Content Summary
We also wanted to share details of what we are currently working on:

  • New Career Mode - start a career from scratch in any of the great houses or import your progress from the original Campaign.
  • Career Paths - Complete 5 different job types to unlock career path rewards including new blueprints for quirking mechs.
  • Expanded Inner Sphere Map that includes 61 total warzones (+18), 34 Industrial Hubs, and 55 quest lines (+11) recrafted for less linear, more open exploration.
  • Hunt down 7 new heroes and their hero mechs in the story-driven Hero Quests, featuring 7 unique handcrafted missions.
  • 7 new 'Mech chassis: Corsair, Vulcan, Charger, Hatamoto-Chi, Dervish, Champion, Marauder II
  • 50 new variants including new variants for existing chassis.
  • New equipment: ECM, EWECM, BAP, EWAP, MASC, Supercharger.
  • New Weapons: Chem Lasers, Short Burst lasers, Mech Rifles.
  • New Procedural Mission type: Beachhead that features artillery strikes and emplacements.
  • New Giant Moon Biome and Moonbase garrisons.

These aspects (below) would be part of a free update:

  • Keep tabs on the latest Inner Sphere news to check when borders change or when new tech becomes available + many more lore-based events.
  • QoL fixes such as full 360 LOS radar, and ambient and area-based heat effects.
  • ...and more still to come...

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GinRummy wrote on Apr 26, 2020, 14:35:
I had to look this up, since I can never remember the difference between Mechwarrior and Battletech. Big piloted clunky robot machines fighting each other.
Battletech (the recent video game) is an indie game by the tabletop game's creator (among others) that is turned-based and quite well executed. Mechwarrior 5 is a cash-grab by Piranha games, reusing much of their multiplayer game's assets in a buggy, awful UI-ed, and uninspired game that sold-out its fans to be an Epic exclusive. Just FYI.
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