MechWarrior Online Closed Beta Starting This Week, Early Access Detailed

on May 22, 2012 2:26 PM

Piranha Games announced today that the closed beta of MechWarrior Online will begin this week. Registration is already open in the profile area of the official website, and invitations will be sent out starting tomorrow.

The developer also shared details on the Founder’s Program that will go on sale on June the 19th and will, between other things, grant early access to the game on July the 17th.

The Founder’s Program will have two different tiers, priced at $30 and $90, and will grant the following perks:

$60 ELITE Founder’s Package:

  • Exclusive custom “Founder’s BattleMech.” This ‘Mech includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
  • $80 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
  • Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
  • Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
  • Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts July 17th.

$30 VETERAN Founder’s Package:

  • $40 value of in-game currency* for in-game item purchases.
  • One-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
  • Founder’s Tag – sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
  • Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts July 17th.

Looks like this summer will be a hot one for the fans of the MechWarrior franchise, that will finally return to our PCs after quite a few years of absence. It’s about time to pull my House Steiner badge out of the closet.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.