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MechWarrior Online open beta blasts off next week

By Michael Jamias
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Gear up for a laser-shooting good time as MechWarrior Online enters into open beta on October 16.

The explosive mmo fps from Infinite Game Publishing (IGP) and Piranha Games will spend until Sunday, October 14, in closed beta, giving Founder’s Program supporters a few more days to hog the game for themselves.

Founder’s Program members have so far enjoyed exlusive guaranteed access, which will extend into the open beta. They will also receive a coveted head start perk when the game officially releases later this year (More info on the Founder’s Program here:

For those curious about what it feels like to ride and crush enemies with a Mecha, the open beta provides the best chance for a free sneak peek. Open beta keys are now filtering their way to the various game sites, so be sure to check out’s own MechWarrior Online beta key giveaway page for your own pass (while supplies last.)

With the impending end of the closed beta, Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games extended his thanks to fps mmo fans that helped improve the game throughout this initial testing period.

“The amazing fans and the high quality feedback given to our team have helped us craft MechWarrior Online into a true MechWarrior gameplay experience. We’re more than excited to open up the game and look forward to continuing to expand the InnerSphere with our loyal fans,” Bullock said.

MechWarrior Online is one of the most anticipated titles of 2012, and is being hyped as the definitive Mech combat MMO. The action shooter title is set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, and puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech.

There will be various BattleMech models to choose from on release, with vast customization systems from weapon systems to armor upgrades to suit your chosen battlefield role.

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