Hawken will deliver its largest update to date to players tomorrow with Ascension. The Ascension update makes includes several system revamps and feature changes that will make adjustments to progression and increase the speed in which players can get their hands on new mechs. Mechs have undergone an extensive amount of rebalancing as well as receiving a few new mech additions.
The update also makes drastic improvements to mech customization, improves modifications, adds the new Last Eco map, introduces a new party system, and much more. You can read the lengthy list of patch notes and the Account Migration FAQ for all the details on the Ascension update.
You can sign up to play the game for free on the Hawken website.
Source: Ascension Update Announcement