MechWarrior Online Unleashes Foxhole Warfare In New Update

MechWarrior Online releases its newest patch. The patch brings into play a new map as well as two new mechs, the Mech of the Month and Champion Mech.

The Canyon Map provides a new way for pilots to combat one another by adding in pillars, plateaus and sharp valleys. The Mech of the Month this time around is the Blackjack Mech, available in four variants and with matchmaking patterns 50% off. The Champion mech is the Jenner and he comes into the armoury with an array of new camo patterns, faction medallions and, a soon to come, Medium vs. The World challenge event.

Here is a deeper look into the new content:

Pilots can now bring the pain sniper-style as the Canyon Network map introduces dozens of strategic places to sabotage enemies as they try to navigate through vast arrays of slot canyons, small steep valleys and high plateaus. Bordered by a metropolis on one side and a drop ship base on the other, the Canyon Network is essentially a rare green space in an otherwise arid landscape that doubles as a landfill. The maglev route that bisects the canyon is the most efficient means to transport supplies and personnel across the expanse and is therefore more valuable captured than destroyed. The Canyon Network is primed for snipers, surprise attacks and quick getaways.

Helping Pilots get the most of six maps available, the Mech Lab has revealed a new Mech of the Month, Blackjack, and Champion Mech, Jenner JRC-F, which offers a super-helpful 10% XP boost per match. The Blackjack sports a ballistic hardpoint on each arm and four energy hardpoints – ripe for close quarters combat. The BJ-1 has up to four jump jets and a 15% increased torso twist speed, which means you’ll see who’s over that ledge before the enemy even knows what hit them. The Champion Jenner weighs in at 35 tons and can reach a top speed of 138 kph while packing six energy hardpoints that’ll roast your enemies.

Rounding out the variety of items to hit the MechLab with this massive new update is the ultra-sweet Cobra Camo Patterns (which happen to look amazing in the new Canyon Network) as well as something to replace those fuzzy dice: hanging/swinging faction logo medallions for the cockpit.

So what do you like out of MechWarriors newest patch? Are you ready to kit out your mechs? Let us know what you think in the comments.