MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Next Week

Piranha Games announces Legend of the Kestrel Lancers will arrive on September 23rd for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on all systems, adding a story-focused expansion to the mech combat game. At the same time, a free update will also come to the game. This will add new features, including melee combat, for those who prefer Pacific Rim-style punch-outs. Here's a Teaser Trailer and a longer Features Trailer for the expansion. Here's a briefing:
The Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion departs from the sandbox structure seen in past campaigns and offers a more story-focused experience set during the “Fourth Succession War,” one of the most famous conflicts in BattleTech lore featuring 14 missions and seven “Battle Quests” featuring large-scale conflicts set on custom battle grounds. Improved urban warfare also awaits with Mega Cities that are significantly larger than any Urban Centers previously seen in the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. In addition, players can look forward to more All-Out War scenarios, designed to make your hulking squad of building-sized ‘Mechs feel like part of a larger force in the field. All this comes with over 20 new Mech variants, new Jungle and Tourmaline Desert biomes, and a wide array of procedurally generated missions to take Mech warfare to the next level.

Players can also look forward to a free update to the base game, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries adding significant first-in-series features, including the introduction of Melee Combat! For the first time in MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, players will be able to get up-close and personal with rival Mechs with the ability to swing and punch. In addition, for the first time, players will be able to switch between any of the AI-controlled Lance ‘Mechs on a mission. This seemingly small update introduces huge impacts on gameplay, essentially allowing the player to bounce between direct control of each Mech in their squad with the push of a button.
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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 13:52:
Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

Have you followed the games development at all, or like the fact that it's 2 different dev's?

It's the same devs. PGI has talked about bringing on a Brazilian dev to take over coding for MWO but nothing has changed yet. PGI has issued patches for MWO every month for the past 6 months or so. They seem to have slowed down this month while distracted with the release of MW5 on PS5, and the new expansion pack.
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Osc8r wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 18:30:
Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

I wish they'd outsource MW5 to someone who know's how to make a decent Mechwarrior game.

The graphics and engine are great with so much potential, but... the mech customization, ai, and missions are piss poor.

Yep. The good old days of brilliant and well made missions for Mechwarrior have been destroyed by this travesty of a game. It's telling what kinds of developers they are when a modder has actually come up with a VR mod for it, instead of the developers themselves.
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Oh yeah! Ready to be a melee whore. I can't wait for all the whiners.
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Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

I wish they'd outsource MW5 to someone who know's how to make a decent Mechwarrior game.

The graphics and engine are great with so much potential, but... the mech customization, ai, and missions are piss poor.
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The Half Elf wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 13:52:
Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

Have you followed the games development at all, or like the fact that it's 2 different dev's?

How so? Is MWO no longer developed by Piranha Games?
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Darks wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 13:29:
Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

That's a matter of opinion, and I'm not a fan of PVP so my take is hell no on MWO.
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Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

Have you followed the games development at all, or like the fact that it's 2 different dev's?
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Goodtry wrote on Sep 16, 2021, 12:39:
I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.

That's a matter of opinion, and I'm not a fan of PVP so my take is hell no on MWO.
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I wish they would put these resources into MWO instead. It's the better game by far IMO.
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Nice! Please be good...
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