The fun, armed-with-lasers kind of Misery that MechWarrior Online is known for, of course.
New updates to mech shooter MechWarrior Online are always fun to hear about. With giant, pew-pewing gunfights and battlemechs named things like Dragon and Trebuchet, even the dullest fisticuffs sound awesome when retold. This time around, new hero battlemech Misery is introduced to the fray, alongside a few other goodies.
Misery is an 85-ton stalker mech, sporting top speeds of 48.6 kilometers per hour. It's equipped with four medium lasers, one large laser, a Gauss rifle, and an SRM-6, as seen in its hero mech video. Stalkers were already a nasty opponent to tangle with, but with all those weapons attached? Pretty damn frightening.
The new update also gives players the chance to grab the new Jenner Champion Trial Mech, as well as access the option to customize the color of all hero mechs in the Mech Lab. There's also a new Buccaneer Premium Pattern, the design of which is described as its artist as "Some crazy, bearded, malnourished man with missing teeth going to work with a paint roller in the 'Mech hanger while indulging in questionable substances." Oh, and it taunts your opponents, too - the message changes depending on the type of mech you're piloting, but we can assume that none of the available messages are particularly polite.
As a pilot known as a "MechWarrior", you are about to take control of the most powerful mechanical battle units the universe has ever seen: BattleMechs, heavily armored combat platforms that utilize an internal structure similar to a skeleton, along with actuators (joints) and myomers (muscles) that, when combined, take the form of a giant, rough, bipedal humanoid. The game is set in a 1:1 timeline with the BattleTech universe, meaning that the current year 2013 equates to 3050 in BattleTech lore and each day that passes in real life also passes in the game. This means we are on the brink of the upcoming Clan invasion and utilizing the latest in technology available in the 3049 timeframe. And when the Clans come - everything changes.
These additions come on top of various bug fixes, including fixes to disconnects and crashes. The full patch notes are available over at the MechWarrior Online forum. Now, if you'll excuse me, I hope a party full of giant robots and pulsin' lasers to attend to...