I’m not saying you have to be thankful for MechWarrior Online updates, but Piranha Games is certainly making it hard not to be. Especially today, as we’re getting a new mech, a new (sort of) battleground, new modules, and new equipment. It’s like Christmas come early. Just don’t put out the holiday decorations yet. At least wait until after Thursday, if you could.
When the update drops a bit later today, you’ll be able to take the “Frankenmech” Cataphract into the newly released Frozen City at Night map. Both of them will seem a bit familiar, as the Cataphract is created from the remains of other mechs, and we’ve already seen the Frozen City during the day. The big difference now is that there’s no fog of war. Have fun with that.
The new modules are a 360 degree targeting mod, which keeps mechs on your radar even if they’ve moved behind you, and one that increases your sensor range by 15%. The Beagle Active Probe equipment increases your sensor range, gets info to you more quickly, and can spot mechs that have shut down in the immediate vicinity. Of course, everything needs to be bought with either in-game GXP or cold, hard cash.