MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries cover
Piranha Games
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows December 10, 2019
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on Wikipedia
Subseries of BattleTech
MechWarrior 1989
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat 1995
MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries 1996
MechWarrior 3 1999
MechWarrior 4: Vengeance 2000
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries 2002
MechWarrior: Living Legends (unofficial game) 2009
MechWarrior Online 2012
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries 2019

General information

Official website
Official FAQ
Official Discord server


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (see notes)
Requires Epic Games Launcher to be running for co-op.
Exclusive to the Epic Games Store for one year.[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\MW5Mercs\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\MW5Mercs\Saved\SavedHOTAS\HOTASMappings.Remap[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\MW5Mercs\Saved\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Epic Games Store

Video settings[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.
Display settings.
Display settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Vert- gameplay.[2] See Field of view (FOV).
Vert- gameplay with an FOV slider to compensate.[3] See Field of view (FOV) for more.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
60° to 120° for Mech Cockpit Field of View and Mech Third Person Field of View. See Field of view (FOV) to increase beyond 120°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options to choose are Low, Medium, High and Maximum.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Modify config file to increase Mech FOV beyond in-game settings[4]
  1. Open the GameUserSettings.ini configuration file using a text editor.
  2. Find the following lines within the file:
  3. Change the numbers to any desired FOV value.
  4. Save and close the file.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Vertical and Horizontal axis.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
A gamepad cannot be used to navigate menus, and during out-of-mech FPS sections, only strafing works.[5]
Controller remapping
Face buttons and d-pad can be remapped, but movement and stick functions cannot be changed.[5] For unsupported HOTAS controllers, see HOTASMappings.Remap in Configuration file(s) location on how to add support.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controlled by Invert Y Axis for mouse and keyboard bindings. Inverting mouse look is necessary for look controls to be non-inverted on a gamepad.[5]
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects and Voice.
Surround sound
7.0 surround.[6]
Gameplay and in-engine cutscenes only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Support for Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing technology via DXR, which requires D3D12, will be launched at a later date.[7]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-7100
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon R9 280X
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).


  1. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries FAQ - last accessed on 2019-11-30
    "Which platform will MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries be available for?
    The MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is being developed for PC and will be exclusive to the Epic Games store for 1 year.
    Will MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries be available on any other digital platforms in the future?
    Yes, after the year exclusive MW5 will most likely be available in other digital game stores.
  2. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries official Discord - #general-discussion channel - last accessed on 2019-12-15
  3. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - PC Ultra Quality (3440x1440) - last accessed on 2019-12-10
  4. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-12-20
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-12-14
  6. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2019-12-15
    Tested using Orban Loudness Meter.
  7. WCCFTech - MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Won’t Support NVIDIA RTX and DLSS at Launch - last accessed on 2019-12-11
    "As to RTX, we just found out yesterday that we're not going to have RTX at launch. There is a large committed effort to bring RTX to MechWarrior as soon as possible post-release. I am afraid that is all the details I have on the matter as of this time. Since our game release is so close to the Christmas break I would expect there to be an update very early in the new year."