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MechWarrior Online gets New Mechs, Environments, Modules, and Equipment for Mechsgiving

November 21, 2012
According to Stephanie Schopp of Tinsley PR, you read the headline correct. It is not Thanksgiving, but rather Mechsgiving! No thanks, just Mechs.

UPDATES:

  • Get your new Cataphract Mech today! – The Cataphract was one of the first original designs created since the start of the Succession wars. Originally a Capellan Mech, the Cataphract can be seen in all areas of the Inner Sphere. Created from spare parts of other Mechs that were handy, the Cataphract has been dubbed the ‘FrankenMech’ due to its appearance. Designed to stand toe-to-toe with an Assault Mech, the Cataphract is built to have a lot of armor, jump-jets for maneuverability, and a large punch from its arsenal.  If you like to wade into the fight and duke it out at close range, this is definitely your Mech. It has great armor protection, jump jets, and a heavy punch.
  • Play against Piranha Games on Twitch, 11/21 at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern – Login at www.twitch.tv/IGP to play live against the developer, Piranha Games.
  • New Environment setting
    • Frozen City at Night – Tangle with your opponents as you dodge through the huge shadows, with very large shooting lanes as the fog has disappeared entirely.
  • New Modules
    • The 360 degree Target module, which will keep your current target on your radar, even if they move behind you – 15,000 GXP/6,000,000 C-Bills
    • Sensor Range module, which will add 15% to your sensors range. – 5,000 GXP/2,000,000 C-Bills
  • New Equipment
    • Beagle Active Probe – Increases sensor range, speeds of acquisition of targeting data, and can detect shut down Mechs at close range – 400,000 C-Bills.

 

CATAPHRACT VARIANTS:

Cataphract CTF-1X

  • Tonnage: 70
  • Top Speed: 64.8 kph
  • Armor: 11 tons
  • Weapons: 4 Medium Lasers, 1 PPC, 1 AC/10
  • Hardpoints: 5 Energy, 1 Ballistic, 1 AMS

Cataphract CTF-2X

  • Tonnage: 70
  • Top Speed: 64.8 kph
  • Armor: 13 tons
  • Weapons: 2 Medium Lasers, 1 SRM 4, 1 Large Laser, 1 AC/10
  • Hardpoints: 3 Energy, 1 Ballistic, 2 Missile, 1 AMS

Cataphract CTF-3D

  • Tonnage: 70
  • Top Speed: 64.8 kph
  • Armor: 11 tons
  • Weapons: 4 Medium Lasers, 1 LB 10-X AC, 1 Ultra AC/5
  • Hardpoints: 4 Energy, 2 Ballistic, 1 AMS

Cataphract CTF-4X

  • Tonnage: 70
  • Top Speed: 48.6 kph
  • Armor: 13.6 tons
  • Weapons: 1 Large Laser, 2 AC/5s, 1 LRM 5
  • Hardpoints: 2 Energy, 4 Ballistic, 1 Missile, 1 AMS
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