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MechWarrior Online Gets Spider Infestation & Double XP Event

Jonathan Lester
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MechWarrior Online Gets Spider Infestation & Double XP Event

Spider-Mech, Spider-Mech, does whatever a spider... wait a minute. Two legs? What a rip-off. Disappointing lack of legs notwithstanding, the newest mech to grace MechWarrior Online packs eight jumpjets and massive agility to run rings around slower opponents.

MWO's The first double XP weekend is also imminent, set for this Friday. We've got more details below.

The Double XP event kicks off on Friday, January 18 at 18:00 GMT (10 am Pacific) and scheduled to end at 18:00 GMT the following Monday. MechWarrior pilots will hunker down at home in order to defend and conquer in the InnerSphere, with veterans able to stack up their XP-boosting techniques such as Founder benefits, Premium Time and Hero Mech XP-boosts to unlock powerful pilot enhancements quickly.

“After a much-needed break over the holidays, we’re raring to go with exciting 2013 content updates,” said Bryan Ekman, creative director, Piranha Games. “The addition of community-focused features such as the Double XP event, new Mechs and performance tweaks let’s us kickoff the New Year in a big way. This is just the beginning of a huge year for MechWarrior fans.”

New modules include a Decay Target pilot upgrade that keeps enemies in sight for longer, and a sensor range increase.

MechWarrior Online is still technically in beta, but has attracted a thriving player base and revenue stream. Since it's free to play, why not try it out for yourself?

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