If you’ve been waiting for a chance to join the fight to bash a few mechs in MechWarrior Online, you’re wait is about over. Piranha Games today announced that the mech-based combat game, MechWarrior Online, is headed to closed beta this week in North America. Closed beta registration is now open along with a new Founder’s Program that could net you some exclusive content.

There willl be two Founder’s Packages available starting on June 19th for MechWarrior Online, one for $30 (Veteran package) and another for $60 (Elite Package). Each package comes with its own exclusive items, in-game currency, premium membership and early access to the game starting on July 17th.

Check out the official press release after the break for all the package details. Sign up for the closed beta on the MechWarrior Online website.

Start Ruling the InnerSphere This July

Piranha Games Inc. and Infinite Game Publishing Inc. Launch MechWarrior® Online™: OPERATION INCEPTION in North America

- MechWarrior Online Heads into Closed Beta Starting This Week; Details Unleashed for Gaining Early Access to the Inner Sphere -

MONTREAL - May 22, 2012 - Calling all MechWarrior® fans! An exclusive MechWarrior Online™ Founder’s Program goes on sale June 19th. It will offer die-hard fans of this beloved franchise valuable benefits including: in-game currency, a custom BattleMech™ ("ELITE" level only), up to a two-month free premium account, a permanent "Founder’s Tag" and more. Dubbed "OPERATION INCEPTION," the Founder’s program gives fans a limited one-time chance to secure exclusive MechWarrior Online game content via two ranks:

$60 ELITE Founder's Package Includes:

  •  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 Includes:

  •  $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.

OPERATION INCEPTION assets and early game access will be available for ELITE or VETERAN Founder's Package players starting July 17th.

Reserve your pilot name at http://www.mwomercs.com.

*For in-game currency, Founders’ accounts will be credited beginning July 17th with a non-refundable amount of in-game currency equivalent to the retail cost set out in each package above ($40 value for VETERAN Founders, $80 value for ELITE Founders), and those credits may be used for in-game purchases of virtual items only. The closed beta and OPERATION INCEPTION assets will enjoy support only in North America.


About MechWarrior Online

Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players. Visit http://www.mwomercs.com

About Piranha Games Inc.

Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at http://www.piranha-games.com

About Infinite Game Publishing

IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. Official Web site: http://www.infinitegamepublishing.com

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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