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MechWarrior Online: New 8v8 Matchmaking & Hero Mech Introduced

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,625MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Piranha Games has released a new patch that updates MechWarrior Online with some key PvP features including 8v8 Matchmaking and Electronic Counter Measure Suite warfare. In addition, the latest hero mech, Ilya Muromets, has been introduced into MWO and the new "Santa" bobblehead. Check out the latest trailer!

Phase two of Match Making marks the early stages of Community Warfare in the InnerSphere, allowing players to form 8-player groups and take them into battle. Prior to this content patch, players could form groups with a maximum of 4 players; matches will continue to support 8v8 player combat and will not be weight class restricted to enable quick match launches. Additional Match Making functionality will be added in Phase three, taking into the consideration the Merc Corp, competitive league players and additional requests made to date. 

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