Piranha Games Welcomes Fans and Rookie Mercs to the Next Chapter in the MechWarrior 5 Universe with First-in-Series Features on Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC Platforms.
Developer Piranha Games is proud to announce today’s launch of the next chapter in the MechWarrior 5 universe with MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers, out now for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, PC, and – returning to the PlayStation platform for the first time in over 20 years – on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation 5. All owners of the base game on any platform can also look forward to a free content update today, introducing first-in-series features and gameplay improvements, including the introduction of melee combat and other highly requested features from the MechWarrior community.
With features focused on expanding the MechWarrior 5 experience to as many players on as many platforms as possible, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is also currently available for Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass for PC, and owners of the PS4 system version will auto-upgrade to PS5 version for free. Additionally, the new Legend of the Kestrel Lancers and the previously released Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC allow free sharing when joining a co-op match hosted by a player who owns the expansion.
MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Free “MELEE” Update
The expansion comes on top of one of the largest free updates to date, out now for all owners of the MechWarrior: Mercenaries base game and Heroes of the Inner Sphere expansion, regardless of platform. The free MELEE update makes one of the MechWarrior community’s most requested gameplay updates a reality with the introduction of Melee Combat. For the first time, players can now damage enemy ‘Mechs with their ‘Mech fists, directing punches to target the enemy right…in…the…face! The addition of close-quarters combat is an especially effective attack option when a ‘Mech is running hot.
In addition, the update will include Mech Switching, allowing players to take on direct and full control of any AI-controlled Lance ‘Mechs. This new feature expands options for frontline tactics, allowing players to switch to a faster ‘Mech to scout ahead, hop into a LRM boat to provide cover fire, or swap to a brawler for some up-close action, all with the push of a button.