Piranha Games have announced the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers DLC expansion is now available, alongside the news their mech combat game is now on PS4 and PS5.
The new MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – Legend of the Kestrel Lancers DLC expansion allows players to experience the 4th Succession War from the perspective of House Davion’s Kestrel Lancers in a 14 mission linear campaign.
The DLC also adds new biomes, massive new city maps that support large scale combined warfare, new procedurally generated missions and content, over 20 new ‘Mech variants, 7 new questlines, and new Garrisons. You can find a launch trailer for the DLC below.
Legend of the Kestrel Lancers is available on all platforms for $19.99.
This expansion launched alongside a free update to the base game which introduces melee combat, the ability to swap control to an AI Lancemate’s ‘Mech, an updated HUD, and more.
You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:
● Join forces with House Davion’s Kestrel Lancers to experience the 4th Succession War
● Progress through a new Linear Campaign to achieve key strategic outcomes
● Fight alongside large combined forces in all out war
● Experience intense urban combat in large all city settings with massive destruction
Experience the 4th Succession War
Fight in battles set during the famous Inner Sphere conflict and experience first-hand the frontlines of the 4th Succession War with 14 new campaign missions
New Linear Campaign
Features a new linear campaign with unique mechanics, authored missions, and custom dialogue and cinematics
All Out War
Experience All-Out-War scenarios with large-scale expansive combat in 7 new questlines that include 10 new “battle” scenarios
Large City Urban Combat
Fight in new cities that are massively larger than any previously experienced, never knowing what’s around the next corner
New ‘Mech Variants
Over 20 new variants of existing ‘Mechs, New Kestrel Lancers ‘Mech skin, and 5 new ‘Mech-specific skins
Discover new Garrisons including Orbital Guns firing on invasion forces, and a new ‘Mech Factory Garrison featuring MW5’s first indoor play space
Battle in new Mega-city, Jungle, and Tourmaline Desert biomes
New Procedural Content
New Procedural Content including new random rewards from Assassination Missions, and surprise Artillery on Raid Missions
FREE Update content
● New ability to switch player control to any AI Lance ‘Mechs
● New melee combat with the ability to damage enemy ‘Mechs with your ‘Mechs’ fists
● Other new quality of life updates including an updated HUD, and more!
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It is also available on Xbox Game Pass. If you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)