Legend of the Kestrel Lancers Expansion Coming to MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on September 23

Summary

  • Step inside and become a weapon of war with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion.
  • Experience a new story-focused campaign set in the “Fourth Succession War,” one of the most famous conflicts in the history of BattleTech.
  • Get ready to punch gigantic building-sized ‘Mechs in the face with a huge free update for the base game that introduces series first features like melee combat and more!

On behalf of the entire MechWarrior development team at Piranha Games, I’m thrilled to announce MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PC on September 23!

This second expansion takes MechWarrior 5 to the next level with more story, mechs, modes, biomes, and more. Moving away from the more sandbox-style structure seen in the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion, the single-player campaign for Legend of the Kestrel Lancers will focus on the amazing stories in the BattleTech universe.

Set during the “Fourth Succession War,” one of the most famous conflicts in the history of BattleTech lore, players can look forward to an epic 14-mission campaign with custom story dialogue as a war of galactic proportions unfolds.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers

“All-Out War” Scenarios

While the high drama unfolds above, players will be in the thick of the action with mechs on the ground as the war rages on. Expect urban warfare to increase in scope with cities that are significantly larger in size than any Urban Centers previously seen in the series.

We’ll also introduce brand-new “All-Out War” scenarios designed to give players the feeling that the hulking BattleMechs they pilot are a part of a larger force at play. We’re also exploring new territory for mission settings. All this comes on top of new Mega City, Jungle, and Tourmaline Desert biomes and over 20 additional Mech variants.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers

Melee Combat Mech-Punching and Instant Mech-Switching

All MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries players can also look forward to a huge free content update also scheduled to launch September 23, which will add melee combat for the very first time! The ability to swing and punch with your mechs has continued to be one of the most requested and highly anticipated features from our MechWarrior community, and we’re happy to announce that it’s finally coming to the base game.

In addition, this update will allow players to switch between any of the AI-controlled Lance BattleMechs during a mission. While this may seem like a small update, this feature has a significant impact over gameplay, offering pilots the ability to take full control over previously AI-controlled BattleMechs instantaneously with the press of a button.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers

With the brand-new Legend of the Kestrel Lancers expansion and our massive free update on the way there’s a Mech-sized ton of new content, story, missions, and improvements to discover. The best part: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is available to play with Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows 10 PC. Xbox Game Pass members can also save up to 20% off select games in the Xbox Game Pass library, plus up to 10% off related game add-ons, in the Xbox Store — that includes MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries and the Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion.

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BE YOUR OWN WEAPON OF WAR

Welcome to the year 3015! It’s a hell of a time to be alive.

Humanity has colonized thousands of star systems spanning a vast region of space known as the Inner Sphere. The golden age of cooperation and advancement is now a distant memory, and humanity has once again splintered into disparate factions all vying for supremacy.

In the midst of these Succession Wars, power hungry Mercenaries like yourself are in a privileged position to capitalize big time. It’s dangerous work but that’s why you’re here, right? If you’ve got an itch to blast, wreck, stomp and go all out ballistic, step inside and become your own weapon of war!

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In Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC, we've opened up the Mercenary experience with the new Career mode and packed the Inner Sphere with new content to discover. With the New Career mode, you can start a career from scratch or import your progress from MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries. Work to establish your Mercenary Company while exploring the rebalanced Inner Sphere with New Warzones and Hubs to discover. Find and Collect 7 New hero 'Mechs and 7 New Chassis Types and 50 new 'Mech variants for the base game. Customize all your 'Mechs with new weapon systems and equipment! Experience the Beach Head Mode with Multiple objectives and incoming artillery fire to evade. Take the Fight to new planets on the Extra-Solar Moon Biome and Garrisons.
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT! Heroes of the Inner Sphere also includes an exclusive 'Mech and new AI Pilot.
The Phoenix "Kobold" hero 'Mech features a custom paint scheme and loadout.
The AI Pilot "Goblin" features unique pilot stats, special character portrait, and new voice lines.

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