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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #91 on: 06 August 2021, 12:05:59 »
Just completed the last mission of the Crimson Crusade campaign a limit of 50 tons so I took the Hero Phoenix Hawk with an er large laser,Medium laser and some SRMs it took a couple of go's but I got it eventually
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #92 on: 06 August 2021, 16:35:36 »
Does the story bother to give a reason for the weight limit or is it just an arbitrary number to increase difficulty?
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #93 on: 06 August 2021, 17:42:19 »
arbitrary max should really be 400 for every mission due to it being a Leopard

That said you have 16 active Mechs to choose from you should really have a Union and a Leopard or 4 Leopards as your transport.  The JumpShip is big enough but they're mostly loading elements

Same with the hovering Leopard a Union could maybe do it  wouldn't be a point to it but it could for a second

I'd also love your Beachhead mission reinforcements to be your own BattleMechs which would be cool
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #94 on: 07 August 2021, 18:42:43 »
Does the story bother to give a reason for the weight limit or is it just an arbitrary number to increase difficulty?

If you mean specifically the final Crimson Crusade mission its claimed a single highly mobile 'Mech is needed to avoid setting off the sensor towers too early to allow you to destroy them before the enemy know what your doing. It also claims you need jump jets to avoid the boggy swap at the final point of the mission, I found them useful but some claim you can get away with out them.

I fully refitted an entire lance of medium 'Mechs from cold storage based off the initial mission brief only to realise when I got there it's literally a solo mission :(

But that's pretty much the only mission that provides a reason for a weight limit, everything else its just because. I guess the employer only wants certain weights...

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #95 on: 08 September 2021, 15:13:32 »
MW5's apparently coming to Playstations (4 and 5)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3d_Ld53_DU
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #96 on: 08 September 2021, 16:15:43 »
Yep

https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09/08/battletech-makes-an-epic-return-to-playstation-with-mechwarrior-5-mercenaries/

https://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/281265-mechwarrior-returns-to-playstation/page__pid__6424571

When Daeron teased a huge unexpected MW5 announcement for this month, everybody was assuming DLC. This really is unexpected, especially as Microsoft own the MechWarrior rights and their refusal to allow earlier cross-platform is what sunk the original pre-MWO MechWarrior 5.

Am I wrong/selfish in assuming DLC2 delayed for it though?

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #97 on: 09 September 2021, 04:06:07 »
Am I wrong/selfish in assuming DLC2 delayed for it though?

That's a fair bet, if the last release is anything to go by, the next DLC will be released at the same time as the XBox versions.

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #98 on: 09 September 2021, 16:27:07 »
People have noticed a curious fact about the Playstation trailer, mention of hands in the weapon loadout list in cockpit.

Then PGI dropped this very pun heavy tweet - https://twitter.com/MW5Mercs/status/1436060709616439331?t=PpFM_TX3LWkDDQgkYqkTwA&s=09

Playstation and melee? That's doubly unexpected...

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #99 on: 12 September 2021, 18:59:50 »
Melee would definitely get me to buy MW5 :thumbsup:
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #100 on: 16 September 2021, 13:08:53 »
Expansion Pack trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C6LtVQzxg0
Release date September 23rd

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #101 on: 16 September 2021, 15:49:02 »
Expansion Pack trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C6LtVQzxg0
Release date September 23rd

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #102 on: 16 September 2021, 17:24:58 »
That was awesome, but it also makes me wish for BATTLETECH 2.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #103 on: 16 September 2021, 17:49:53 »
Melee combat, new bios, more variants.

I rather stay in the Third Succession War to be honest, see some more mechs that could be added for the era.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #104 on: 16 September 2021, 19:24:32 »
I am currently stuck on the Killing Kane mission since that damn KC always one shots me (And i am using an Atlas for Blake's sake!)

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #105 on: 16 September 2021, 20:49:32 »
Well, I guess I'm going to buy MW5 now with Kestrel's Lancers.  Once I finish up my Army truck tire project, I know what I'm saving up for!  A game and a new graphics card  :D
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #106 on: 16 September 2021, 22:05:57 »
Kestral Lancers??

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #107 on: 17 September 2021, 09:48:59 »
Another name for the 2nd Crucis Lancers.  Probably to personalize them like the Crescent Hawks are part of the Kell Hounds.

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no, SERIOUSLY, this looks AMAZING. I haven't played since I beat the campaign - I didn't want to start all over again - so I'm super excited to see this!

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #108 on: 17 September 2021, 16:20:29 »
Another name for the 2nd Crucis Lancers.  Probably to personalize them like the Crescent Hawks are part of the Kell Hounds.

I didn't know that.  I hope this is great!
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #109 on: 19 September 2021, 07:07:11 »
waiting to get the new dlc  lol ( and possible diablo prime evil since i cant find my diablo 2 disk ( missing one lol)..

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #110 on: 19 September 2021, 14:48:42 »
I am greatly excited for Uppercut-Robot time.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #111 on: 20 September 2021, 01:31:54 »
Didn't think I'd ever get to play this, over the moon it's coming to PS4

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #112 on: 22 September 2021, 16:26:03 »
Yep

https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09/08/battletech-makes-an-epic-return-to-playstation-with-mechwarrior-5-mercenaries/

https://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/281265-mechwarrior-returns-to-playstation/page__pid__6424571

When Daeron teased a huge unexpected MW5 announcement for this month, everybody was assuming DLC. This really is unexpected, especially as Microsoft own the MechWarrior rights and their refusal to allow earlier cross-platform is what sunk the original pre-MWO MechWarrior 5.

Microsoft's changed.  Platform-exclusive titles are no longer looked upon as favorably as they were in previous decades, and since Microsoft owns game developers that have titles available on the Switch and PS4 already (Obsidian and Bethesda), I think they've realized that selling games on their competitors' consoles just means more money for them.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #113 on: 22 September 2021, 19:04:35 »
it's dropped - launcher trailer! THEY SAID THE LINE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob4Fp4PzqtA

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #114 on: 22 September 2021, 19:16:42 »
That's a fun little trailer!
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #115 on: 22 September 2021, 20:26:11 »
And the game is live in the Playstation Store
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #116 on: 22 September 2021, 21:39:54 »
I'm curious how it will play on console. I've not owned one in a long time.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #117 on: 22 September 2021, 21:50:54 »
The controls seem pretty good.

Have to say that I'd have been a lot more convinced by the intro movie had the MC's father been piloting something that wasn't jump-capable.
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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #118 on: 22 September 2021, 22:15:36 »
That was a cute trailer 😍

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Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Xbox and Steam Release May 27th 2021
« Reply #119 on: 22 September 2021, 22:41:38 »
The controls seem pretty good.

Have to say that I'd have been a lot more convinced by the intro movie had the MC's father been piloting something that wasn't jump-capable.
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