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MechWarrior Online System Requirements Released

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MechWarrior Online will require at least an Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 or an AMD Athlon II X2 245e CPU.

Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games, offered a lengthy update for MechWarrior Online on Monday. The news provided details about the Founder's Program while also talking about the beta timeline and eventual system specs. He said Closed Beta 1 status is expected to be achieved within the next week, and Closed Beta 2 -- when the team finally moves over to production hardware -- on July 10th.

"As we continue to ramp up the beta testers (drawn from those early purchasers of the Founder’s Program), the next milestone is the injection of the Founder’s Program assets on Aug. 7th," he said. "Yes, this date has shifted from July 17th to Aug 7th simply due to some key production hardware being delayed in arriving at the data center – proper testing on the new production hardware, ensures confidence the system can handle the demands of the exclusive Founder’s Program, hence the shift."

As for the system requirements, they are as follows:

MechWarrior Online Minimum System Spec
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz -- AMD Athlon II X2 245e
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT -- AMD Radeon HD 5600/5700
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
DirectX: DX9
HDD Space: 4 GB

MechWarrior Online Recommended System Spec:
CPU: Intel Core i3-2500 -- AMD Athlon II X4 650
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 -- AMD Radeon HD 5830
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Windows 7 SP-1 64-Bit
DirectX: DX9
HDD Space: 4 GB

"Right now, a duo Core system is our minimum spec machine, but it is also our main focus of concern," he said. "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."

"I trust this gives you guys all the information you need to be the best beta tester, potential Founder’s Program patron or simply a consumer of MechWarrior Online," he added.

To read the full update, head here.

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    EvilMonk , June 19, 2012 5:35 PM
    mossraymondmy friend's aunt makes $66 every hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $21886 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this web site bit.ly/KUQ8SB

    Oh my god your aunt is so cool :o  what is she doing for a living? online cam whore? :) 
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    EvilMonk , June 19, 2012 5:15 PM
    Core i3-2500???
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    EvilMonk , June 19, 2012 5:15 PM
    Core i3-2500???
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    Kamen_BG , June 19, 2012 5:32 PM
    i think by AMD Athlon II X4 650 they meant AMD Phenom II X4 840
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    blackfire1 , June 19, 2012 5:33 PM
    Founders pack was released today. 30minutes ago.
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    doron , June 19, 2012 5:34 PM
    Wow, the minimum system requirements are really high especially for an online game. Graphics should (hopefully) be amazing.
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    EvilMonk , June 19, 2012 5:35 PM
    mossraymondmy friend's aunt makes $66 every hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $21886 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this web site bit.ly/KUQ8SB

    Oh my god your aunt is so cool :o  what is she doing for a living? online cam whore? :) 
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    blackfire1 , June 19, 2012 5:35 PM
    MechWarrior® Online™ OPERATION INCEPTION Founder’s Program On Sale Today, Includes New LEGENDARY Tier Option
    - High Demand for OPERATION INCEPTION Founder’s Program Sees Legendary Tier Option Added for the Most Complete MechWarrior Online Experience -
    MONTREAL – June 19, 2012 – The exclusive MechWarrior Online™ Founder’s Program goes on sale today, and the new LEGENDARY tier option has been added for the hard-core MechWarrior fan. Dubbed “OPERATION INCEPTION,” the Founder’s Program participants gain early access to the game, starting on August 7th in addition to other valuable benefits: in-game currency, custom BattleMech(s)™ (ELITE and LEGENDARY levels only), a free premium account (1-3 months), a permanent “Founder’s Tag” and more. This limited chance to secure exclusive MechWarrior Online game content is available for purchase via three ranks on http://www.mwomercs.com/founders/



    $120 LEGENDARY Founder's Package Includes:

    • All 4 exclusive “Founder's BattleMechs.” These Mechs include 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 Includes:

    • One exclusive custom “Founder's BattleMech.” This Mech 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 Includes:

    • $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.



    OPERATION INCEPTION assets and early game access will be available for LEGENDARY, ELITE or VETERAN package players starting August 7th.

    Reserve your pilot name at http://www.mwomercs.com.

    *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 above ($40 value for VETERAN Founders, $80 value for LEGENDARY and ELITE Founders), and those credits may be used for in-game purchases of virtual items only. The closed beta and OPERATION INCEPTION assets will enjoy support only in North America.
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    hardcore_gamer , June 19, 2012 5:38 PM
    mossraymondmy friend's aunt makes $66......


    Wow..A spambot with friends.
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    JOSHSKORN , June 19, 2012 5:56 PM
    My CPU is the same Intel chip listed as a minimum system requirements. My old video card wouldn't have been able to handle it but my GTX 460 SE, can. I'm safe, for now.
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    Tanquen , June 19, 2012 6:04 PM
    8GBs of RAM but only 4GB of hard drive space, what are they doing with all that RAM? Is the entire game running decompressed in RAM?
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    anort3 , June 19, 2012 6:34 PM
    I can't wait to play this. Mechwarrior 2 came as a special optimized edition with the 2MB Ati Rage II+ in my first PC and I have been a fan of the series since.
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    ern88 , June 19, 2012 6:40 PM
    8 gigs of ram is pretty steep!!!!
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    unksol , June 19, 2012 6:49 PM
    Quote:
    Wow, the minimum system requirements are really high especially for an online game. Graphics should (hopefully) be amazing.


    I believe you mean really LOW
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    Anonymous , June 19, 2012 7:02 PM
    I think he's got his CPU specs a little mixed up with GPU specs. What I mean is, I'm sure even the earliest core 2 duo would run this game, so long as the user has a decent video card. I haven't seen a game yet, to this day, that "requires" what this guy is suggesting. So long as you have a fast video card, I'm sure the game will be more than playable.
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    Travis Beane , June 19, 2012 7:32 PM
    In game cash? I will gladly py for a new MechWarrior game, but I will not play a 'Pay to Win' game.
    On another note, Chromehounds on the Xbox 360 was an amazing game. Sega decided to shut the servers off without any announced reason quite a while back. I've been waiting for a good new mech game since then.
    A lot of people didn't like Chromehounds because of the slow gameplay, but I thought it was amazing. Near limitless customization, wonderful ballistic physics, team gameplay.

    So, MechWarrior Online; do you deserve my money?
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    alidan , June 19, 2012 7:43 PM
    IJustWantToPost6I think he's got his CPU specs a little mixed up with GPU specs. What I mean is, I'm sure even the earliest core 2 duo would run this game, so long as the user has a decent video card. I haven't seen a game yet, to this day, that "requires" what this guy is suggesting. So long as you have a fast video card, I'm sure the game will be more than playable.


    with direct x 9, i have seen this.

    most games with decent graphics, the cpu is almost irrelevant.
    if the game pushes graphics, like witcher 2, the cpu becomes a very heavy sticking point.
    this is alleviated if the game offers dx11, like blacklight, which preforms worse on dx9 (or 10 i forget what i had it set to) and than when dx11 (no dx11 specific features enabled though) was enabled, the game ran better over all.

    with this being tied to dx9, i can believe those cpu requirements if the gpu requirements are correct.

    and lets also not forget games like armaII that almost require a fast quad core (from what i hear)
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    sirmorluk , June 19, 2012 7:47 PM
    Micro-transactions :(  *weeps*
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    madjimms , June 19, 2012 8:12 PM
    Kamen_BGi think by AMD Athlon II X4 650 they meant AMD Phenom II X4 840

    The average consumer buys an Athlon, not a Phenom.... Phenom is higher end.
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    artk2219 , June 19, 2012 8:25 PM
    Im curious to know whether it actually has to be an athlon 2 or if the older athlon 64 x2's could handle it just fine, well at least the 5000+ and up.
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    artk2219 , June 19, 2012 8:37 PM
    "CPU: Intel Core i3-2500 -- AMD Athlon II X4 650"

    Did you mean I3-2100?
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    hannibal , June 19, 2012 9:14 PM
    Well, well the minimum os is Vista so no XP? Time to upgrade...
    The GPU part is allso guite powerfull, so Doron seems to be righ about demanding graphic!
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