MechWarrior Online

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MechWarrior Online
MechWarrior Online cover
Developers
Piranha Games
Publishers
2011-2014 Infinite Game Publishing
2014 Piranha Games
Engines
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows September 17, 2013
MechWarrior Online on Wikipedia

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.
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Key points

Free-to-play online multiplayer game.
Several trial mechs are freely available to new players.
Limited amount of game modes.

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
Unofficial MechWarrior Online Wiki
Mech builds forums
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
All versions require an MWO Account and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\user.cfg[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/342200/pfx/[Note 2]
Make sure to not violate the Terms of Use when modifying the user.cfg file. More details available here.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Set FOV in user.cfg[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Edit user.cfg.
  3. Add or edit the line cl_fov = 60 (replace with the FOV you want).
  4. Save your changes.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Slider available in the Options menu.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Check box available in the Options menu.
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Check box available in the Options menu.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Effects, Music, Dialog.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
24 Players can form groups from 2 to 12 mechs (11 is not permitted). Groups of 2, 3, 4 mechs will be matched with solo players and other 2-4 groups.
Groups of 5 to 12 will be matched with other 5-12 groups only.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Relies on an Elo rating system. The ELO score is not displayed.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
North American, European and Oceanic servers.
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 245e
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
AMD Radeon HD 5600
DirectX 9 compatible

Notes

  1. When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  2. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/342200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (342200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References