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MWO Patch Notes September 3rd Summary – PPC Nerf, Gauss Rework, and Orion Hero Mech

Mechwarrior Online September 3rd Patch Notes Summary

All you need to know about the MWO patch released on September 3rd. PPCs and ERPPCs got nerfed to the ground. Gauss Rifle has been reworked to be a long range only weapon. This also means that the Gauss Rifle can no longer be used for pop-tarting. The Orion is finally in the game! The Atlas’ little brother is a 75 tons beast. Also, there is now a movement tutorial in the game. New players should definitely check it out. Here is a TLDR for the patch notes:

  • PPC and ERPPC nerfed heavily (more heat, less speed, minimum range 90m).
  • SRM4 and SRM2 buffed slightly.
  • New Hero Mech: Protector (Orion chassis, 75t).
  • New Movement Tutorial.
  • Gauss Rifle reworked (requires you to charge the weapon before you can fire it).
  • Advanced Zoom Module improved.

Gauss Rifle Rework Explained

You now need to charge a Gauss Rifle for 0.75 seconds by holding down its button. After that, the weapon group will light up green, and you have 1.25 seconds to release the button in order to fire. This means, that you can no longer pop-tart as easily. This also means, that dual Gauss Rifle builds are probably having a resurgence. Here is an excellent Dual Guass build for the Ilya Muromets.

Help! I used to Snipe. What do I do now?

If you were running 2x (ER)PPC + Gauss Rifle builds a lot, you are screwed. You won’t be able to use these builds in the same fashion that you are used to. However, there is an OK solution to this problem: Exchange your Gauss Rifle for an AC/10. This way you can still pop-tart and snipe with one click. The build will run a little hotter, but you will also have more close-quarter defensive capabailities.


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Original Patch Notes

UPDATE

Greetings MechWarriors!

Can you believe it’s September already? (ORION) Wow time flies when you are working hard (ORION!) on features! Much love to those who know patience and understanding (ORION). This patch is (ORION!) dedicated to you.

Speaking of patience (ORION), this month the Orion makes its début in the gam...

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MWO August 6th Patch Notes Summary – 12vs12, First Victory of the Day, New Hero Mech

Mechwarrior Online Patch Notes 08/06/2013

Here is a quick summary of all the important things you need to know about the MWO patch, August 6th 2013.

  • 12 vs 12 players game mode is now live!
  • First victory of the day grants double experience for each variant.
  • Weapon Buffs: Large Pulse Laser, Medium Pulse Laser, ER Large Laser.
  • Weapon Nerfs: ERPPC and PPC (more heat).
  • Control points in Assault and Conquest game mode now require more time to be captured.
  • New Hero Mech: Golden Boy (Kintaro, 55t).
  • Scoring critical hits will deal additional damage to the exposed component, as well (more MGs!).


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Official Original Patch Notes

Today is patch day – but not just any patch day. Today brings us 12 versus 12 matches! To celebrate, we present to you this video, created by merc corp Bravo Whisky Charlie.

 Many of you have been in the 12 versus 12 test matches, now it’s live for everyone! So go out there, and enjoy!

We’ll see you on the battlefield, twenty-fo...

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MWO Patch Notes July 16th Summary – Alpha Strikes, Heat Penalties and Victor

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MWO Patch Notes July 16th

Today’s Tuesday is patch day in Mechwarrior Online. Some long awaited changes have finally made it into the game. The patch notes address alpha strikes, sniper builds, victor, ssrm2 targeting and some other smaller stuff. The following list provides a quick summary for those who want the most important facts of the current patch notes straight up.

Patch Notes Summary TL/DR

  • You will now generate a lot more heat if you fire multiple weapons of the same kind at once.
  • The regular Victor variants are now available for c-bills.
  • SSRMs will now randomly target different body parts.
  • Regular SMRs had their damage increased by 33%.
  • You can now select a map when running Testing Grounds.
  • Crosshair Jump Jet shake has been reduced.
  • Atlas RS(C) Champion Mech can now be bought for mc.
  • You will take damage if you overheat (originally only if beyond 120%, now starting at 100%).
  • Various bug, performance and graphical fixes.

Heat Scale for Alpha Strikes

A new game-changing mechanic is in place which increases the heat produced from firing weapons if one fires multiple weapons of the same kind at the same time. This will greatly reduce the effectiveness of sniper builds like Stalker PPC boats, “AC/40″ builds and SRM boats. LRM boats, Large Laser and Medium Laser crazy builds are affected to a small degree as well. However, not all weapons are affected.

If you would like to learn more about this, check out this guide: MWO Heat Penalty System explained without formulas

Weapon SystemMax UseableHeat Penalty
AC/201very high
PPC2high
ER PPC2high
Medium Laser6low
Large Laser2medium
StreakSRM4low
SRM24low
SRM44low
SRM63low
LRM152medium

The first column indicates the weapon in question. The “Max Useable” columns indicates how many of this weapon one can fire at the same time without generating more heat than usual. The third column, “Heat Penalty”, describes how much extra heat per additionally fired weapon beyond the threshold you will generate.

MWO Patch Notes Victor


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Original Official MWO Patch Notes July 18th

Open Beta Update #21

Upcoming Patch – Tuesday July 16th @ 10AM – 1PM PDT

Patch Number: 1.2.231

Change Log

UPDATE

Greetings MechWarriors

Top 10 Awesome things in this patch. #inmyopinion

Number 10. Visual bug Fixes – Bye Bye Flickering terrain! #thatisbetter

Number 9. Performance Improvements! We’ve been hard at work optimizing the code so 12 v 12 won’t hurt your frames as much...

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