MechWarrior Online Legendary Founder's Package Costs $120

A few days ago Piranha Games launched the Founder's Program for MechWarrior Online, a means for gamers to purchase feature bundles prior to the game's launch on the PC later this summer. The Founder's Program consists of three tiers which will each grant consumers early access on August 7th, ranging in price from $30 to a meaty $120.

$120 Legendary Founder's Package:
• All 4 exclusive Founder's BattleMechs featuring a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Game credits -- The player’s name included as one of the "Legendary" in the MechWarrior Online game credits.
• Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th.

$60 Elite Founder's Package:
• One exclusive custom Founder's BattleMech which includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.
• $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• Two-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th.

$30 Veteran Founder's Package:
• $40 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases.
• One-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster.
• Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums.
• Early access to the game along with Founder’s assets availability starts August 7th.

"For in-game currency, Founders’ accounts will be credited beginning August 7th with a non-refundable amount of in-game currency equivalent to the retail cost set out in each package, and those credits may be used for in-game purchases of virtual items only," the company announced. "The closed beta and Operation Inception assets will enjoy support only in North America."

Just days ago, Piranha Games released the system specs for MechWarrior Online, reporting that the robotic shooter will require at least an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 or an AMD Athlon II X2 245e CPU, and at least a Nvidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 5600/5700, depending on your favorite team. Gamers will also need at least 4 GB of RAM and 4 GB of HDD space.

"Right now, a duo Core system is our minimum spec machine, but it is also our main focus of concern," said Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games. "It is playable on those specifications and I have tested it myself, but it is currently very much a minimum spec type of experience running on low-detail settings. It’s obvious that a Quad Core system is the key as even the earliest Core 2 Quad systems run the game very well and it is our goal (since there are still so many out there), to optimize the Core 2 Duo systems to run much faster."

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  • Anonymous
    Perfect example of a pay-to-win system.
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  • SmileyTPB1
    For $120 you should get a lifetime premium membership.
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  • bawchicawawa
    Can't wait for this game to release, those min specs are high, this game will look amazing.
    5
  • aoneone
    Haha ppl are going to PAY to play? Even worse a 120 bs package for that c bill buff? HAhahahaah please stop, dont make me laugh ..
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  • webbwbb
    $120 Legendary Founder's Package:
    • All 4 exclusive Founder's BattleMechs featuring a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster. - You get some special skins!
    • $80 value of in-game currency for in-game item purchases. - You get to spend $120 on a game that is supported by microtransactions!
    • Three-month premium account to MechWarrior Online at launch: Earn XP & C-Bills faster. - It also has the nice feature of charging a subscription fee!
    • Founder's Tag -- sets your status apart from the crowd & get noticed in-game and on the forums. - Show just how good you are at wasting your money!
    • Game credits -- The player’s name included as one of the "Legendary" in the MechWarrior Online game credits. - Just in case you were afraid people would only recommend your screenname's wastefulness, we decided to include your real name too!
    • Early access to the game along with Founder's assets availability starts August 7th. For just $120 you can be a beta tester!
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