MechWarrior Online Patch Notes - December 15th

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Patch Tuesday, December 15th @ 10AM – 1PM PST
Patch Number: 1.4.47
Patch Size: 460 MB

Greetings MechWarriors

As we approach the end of 2015 and look toward the start of a new era in MechWarrior Online, we would like to thank all the pilots who have been with us since 2011 and beyond, along with all the new pilots who have now taken to the battlefields of the Inner Sphere in the wake of our recent Steam release. A lot has changed since we left beta in 2013, and we look ahead to the new year with the planned release of Faction Play Phase 3, the release of the Decal customization system, and our first official Tournament. Along with our work on 'Mech AI currently underway, so much more is yet to come.

Our final patch of 2015 features four dangerous additions to the Clan arsenal of 'Mechs: the Clan Origins IIC 'Mechs are now available to eligible Origins IIC owners. These Origins IIC 'Mechs combine the customization functionality of Inner Sphere 'Mechs with the sheer power of Clan technology.

Mastery Bundles for the Wolverine and Thunderbolt 'Mechs have been added to the in-game Store and the Gift Store, featuring everything you'll need to start you on the path toward mastering these two excellent Inner Sphere chassis.

Our expansion of the MechWarrior Academy and Tutorial system continues, with the addition of a new BattleZone in the western region of the Academy map. Straying into this BattleZone will expose you to potentially lethal engagements with up to eight randomly spawned enemy 'Mechs, and will allow you to test the array of skills necessary for navigating and conquering a live engagement.

Rounding out the patch we have an array of additional fixes and changes to the MechWarrior Academy, the addition of a settings toggle for color blind friendly reticle behavior, the addition of an audio cue when transitioning from the voting screen to the loading screen, along with many more fixes and changes.

The MechWarrior Team

Patch notes:
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

We will be rolling out a hot-fix today, Tuesday December 15th, scheduled for 2:00 PM PST [10:00 PM UTC], with the following fixes:

• Fixing an issue where in-game chat was not functioning.
• Fixing an issue where players could experience a saving error when changing armor from STD>Ferro>STD on IIC 'Mechs.

The maximum estimated downtime required for this hot-fix will be approximately 30 minutes.
When services are restored you will be required to apply a small patch.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueSteamAchievements, TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she can usually be found sharpening her very, VERY, pointy grammar stick in anticipation of its imminent use. Outside of TSA, TA and TT, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. At home, with a variety of PCs and consoles on hand from which to choose, starting with a ZX Spectrum, games are never far away there either. However, as you're not supposed to have an unhealthy obsession with just a single subject, she also likes to read and dream about owning her own tribe of minions. She'll occasionally go outside.