MONTREAL – February 19, 2013 – Infinite Game Publishing and Piranha Games’ latest update to MechWarrior Online drops a metric ton of Mech goodness on you today as the colossal Alpine Peaks map is now live and ready for the taking. Sporting miles between bases, Alpine Peaks offers rising majestic ragged mountains and hills to vertical and horizontal firefights and a chance to really put those long-range weapons to use. Cover is sporadic and flanking opportunities are abundant: Secure the higher ground early or face devastation in the completely new battle environment.

Get a good look at the new environment here:

The massive content update also includes five (count them: FIVE) versions of the epic Trebuchet now available in the MechLab, a medium weight BattleMech that offers a potent blend of both long and short-range fire support: Fifty tons, 86 km/h, dual LRM-15’s with three medium lasers in reserve, the Trebuchet will hurl a veritable torrent of devastation before an enemy can even get close.

All variants and specs of the five different Trebuchet Mechs can be found here:

Also making its debut in this update is Phase III of MatchMaking. The Match Maker will form the best balanced match in terms of both skills and Mech classes of all players involved, and new cosmetic items allow you to proudly display your favorite house faction with Faction Holograms for your cockpit. Dominating the battlefield has never looked so good.

Rounding out the incredibly abundant content drop are a host of balance tweaks and performance enhancing fixes. Sign up for MechWarrior Online and jump into the free-to-play action immediately:

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