MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries launching on Xbox Series X|S with first DLC, 'Heroes of the Inner Sphere'

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Mechwarrior 5 Mercenaries 10 05 2020 18 58 (Image credit: Windows Central | MechWarrior 5)

What you need to know

  • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is the return of a long-dormant mech battle franchise on PC.
  • After a stint as an Epic Games Store exclusive and an extended delay, MechWarriors 5 is finally expanding.
  • Players will be able to get into a BattleMech on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, GOG, and Steam on May 27.
  • MechWarrior is also launching its first DLC, 'Heroes of the Inner Sphere' simultaneously on those platforms.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries marks the revival of a dormant franchise enjoying an extended hiatus. Initially launched on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive, MechWarrior 5 recently came to the Microsoft Store as part of Xbox Game Pass for PC. Now, after MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries delayed its launch on other platforms, the mech-battling shooter has announced a date to arrive on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One as an Xbox console exclusive! It's also arriving on GOG and Steam PC stores, giving players more ways to find the game.

As promised, Pirahna Games is delivering the first DLC expansion for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries at the same time it launches on new platforms. Heroes of the Inner Sphere arrives with MechWarrior 5 on May 27, 2021. Not a ton is known about the DLC at this time, but Pirahna Games will share more information as we get closer to launch. There's also no pricing information or news on whether or not MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will launch into Xbox Game Pass on consoles. We'll have to wait a little bit longer to learn more!

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Zachary Boddy
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