100 Tons Of Fun
Now we're talking. After revealing the Centurion, Catapult and Jenner for MechWarrior Online, Piranha Games have given one of the fan-favourite mechs the full on trailer treatment. And no, before you ask, it's not the Mad Cat. Sorry.
Fear The Atlas, since it's 100 tons of unstoppable walking death with a leering skull visage. MechWarrior Online is out this year as a free-to-play online shooter - we've got the latest specs below for diehard fans.
The Atlas takes a skilled and veteran pilot to be effective – an intimate knowledge of the weapon systems is required. Heat management, knowledge of weapon grouping and weapon ranges are all necessary to make the most of this fearsome ’Mech. Mastery of these facets will rain destruction on any who face you.
Keep in mind, however, that the Atlas is not the fastest 'Mech, and that being attacked from behind is a very constant and real threat. Scan your battlefield carefully, as even a single Jenner can ruin your day. Carefull positioning is key, as is fire discipline – learn your weapons ranges, as you will be switching between them as you close with the enemy.
Speed: 48 km/h
Weapons and Equipment:
- 1x AC/20 - Right Torso
- 1x LRM 20 - Left Torso
- 1x SRM 6 - Left Torso
- 2x Medium Laser - Centre Torso
- 1x Medium Laser - Right Arm
- 1x Medium Laser - Left Arm
The true brawler, this default configuration of the Atlas boasts an incredible array of firepower. LRM 20’s soften up the enemy armour at range, and then the four medium lasers go to work damaging key areas. Once in close range, the one-two punch of the AC/20 and SRM 6 is often enough to destroy an opponent right there. If that doesn't work, try crashing into them.