The Epic Games Store has launched the beta of mod support, starting with Piranha Games’ MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
As detailed in a blog post on the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries official website, the system is currently only available for that game. Installing mods can be done through the Epic Games Launcher and submitted via the game’s modding toolkit.
The mods already available include several from the developers themselves. These allow players to convert the game into an RTS, re-working the core gameplay, quality-of-life improvements, enhancing the AI, expanding the ‘Mechs and MechLab, new weapons, and a mod compatibility pack to make it all work together.
Judging from all evidence available, it appears the mods are free.
You can find the full rundown on the game (via the Epic Games Store) below.
The year is 3015. Humanity has colonized thousands of systems across a vast region of space splintered by centuries of conflict. The battlefields of the future are dominated by MechWarriors, elite pilots of hulking machines of war known as BattleMechs. It is a lucrative time to be a mercenary.
A World of Destruction – Level entire cities and decimate armies of enemy forces while piloting hundreds of unique BattleMech variants.
Seek The Truth – Follow a path of interstellar intrigue in a quest for glory and revenge as the leader of a mercenary company reborn in the flames of near destruction.
The Merc Life – Manage the intricacies of running an expanding mercenary company, from the maintenance and acquisition of BattleMechs to the hiring of fellow MechWarriors.
Fight Together – Fight alongside your friends with four-player PvE co-op support.
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