Ok gents, let us all call this one like it is shall we? Mechwarrior Online has been in an Open Beta state for almost a year now, with developer Piranha Games happily scooping up player’s cash for its entirety. The notion that Mechwarrior Online has only now been “released” just because some text says so is just silly.

Still there were things included in today’s release patch which technically brought MWO closer to a more “polished” state and less of a beta. Numerous bug fixes, several weapon adjustments, improvements to player matchmaking, and additional mech customization options are all present in the update.

Piranha also seems to have listened to their community and have disabled 3rd person mode in the 12 player pre-made group matches. The change should keep competitive players happy while also retaining an improved experience for “casuals”. The full change log can be viewed on the official site here.

Regardless of its release state, I’ve rather enjoyed my time spent with Mechwarrior Online. There’s nothing quite like sitting in an 85 ton close-range Stalker STK-3H (named ButterBalls) and tearing through an enemies armor like it was expensive tissue paper.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. @mechfu

    “game is not good. mech to slow. combat boring. slow game. not fun like xbox mechwarrior.”

    Dont talk about things you dont understand. And dont use the word mech in your name plz when you cant see what a MECH SIMULATION is. Btw maybe one day they maybe gonna make a MOD for COD with mechs this would be the rigth game for you kiddo. Until then STFU.

    • It plays and feels exactly the way Mechwarrior game should. XBox version was a disgrace that shouldn’t have been called “Mechwarrior”.

    • The xbox game was a totally different game compared to the computer games. MWO is a mech simulator so mechs will be slow and combat methodical so it won’t be for everyone

    • Why do you guys like this game anyways. look how slow the mechs move. what would be the difference of this game and a snail mmo with cannons and rockets. or slugs. “but shiny and metallic.”


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