VANCOUVER – June 25, 2013 – Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing unveiled details today for PROJECT PHOENIX, a special pre-order program for MechWarrior Online, currently in open beta and set to officially launch in late summer. PROJECT PHOENIX, available for pre-order now at, further bolsters the exceptional range of in-game content by offering fans the chance to nab rare, beloved and perk-wielding `Mechs from the BattleTech universe.

Starting today, fans can pre-order up to four different Project Phoenix BattleMech packages with prices ranging from $20 USD up to $80 USD for the top-of-the-line ‘Overlord’ package that includes a whopping 12 `Mechs!

Each of these unique Project Phoenix packages will be delivered on October 15th and come fully equipped with:

  • Unique Project Phoenix BattleMech(s)* featuring:
    • 30% C-Bill Boost
    • 10% Loyalty Point Boost
    • Exclusive Custom-Designed Exterior
  • Two Bonus Standard Variant `Mechs
  • Up to Four Faction Cockpit Medallions
  • Custom In-Game Title and Forum Badge
  • Matching Mech Bay slots
  • Plus more! Full details and FAQ can be found at

*Dependent on package.

The limited edition PROJECT PHOENIX BattleMechs:

  • Locust – The Locust, a speedy reconnaissance `Mech, infamous for its quick speed and extremely quick manoeuvrability, was first introduced by Bergen Industries in 2499. Weighing in at just 20 tons, the Locust has been a fan favorite for decades.
  • Shadow Hawk – The Shadow Hawk is a versatile and quick medium `Mech at 55 tons, arguably most famous for its use by Grayson Death Carlyle of the Gray Death Legion. It was first built by Lang Industries in 2457 during the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of BattleMech creation.
  • Thunderbolt – The Thunderbolt is an eclectically armed heavy `Mech weighing in at a whopping 65 tons and was originally designed as a heavier `Mech by Earthwerks Incorporated in 2491.
  • Battlemaster – The Battlemaster is an Assault `Mech with a storied history and has been used in countless historic battles throughout the Inner Sphere. With an adaptable weapons platform this `Mech has been used in virtually every role and on hundreds of battlefields, including the Battle of Coventry by Wayne Waco, commander of the Waco Rangers and according to some, a pilot prodigy.

Fans who pre-order any of the PROJECT PHOENIX packages in the first 30 days of availability (June 25th to July 24th) will receive an Early Bird Bonus of 30 days Premium time! As a special reward for the loyal Founders of MechWarrior Online, Founders who partake in this special pre-order program will additionally receive their exclusive Founders Icon as a cosmetic Hanging Item to decorate their `Mech cockpit.

Upon completion of the sale offer, these Project Phoenix `Mechs with custom exteriors and camo specs will never be available again!

MechWarrior Online is set to launch late this summer as Piranha Games works around the clock to deliver the most compelling in-game content at launch and fans should expect several major new game features between now and launch.

For  complete specs, FAQ and loadouts for the PROJECT PHOENIX BattleMechs please visit and make sure to check in each day this week as each `Mech is revealed.

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