Hawken Open Beta Starts Next Week

Free-to-play action game features multiplayer combat.

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Fans of mech combat will be happy to know that the open beta for Hawken will start soon.

Meteor Entertainment announced that the date for the public session will be December 12. Players can sign up for the beta on the official site for the game.

Hawken is an action game where players use mechs to fight each other in team-based missions. For more information, check out GameSpot's hands-on session with the title below.

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alvizzei
alvizzei

Signed & already played for a moments. unreal engine is very suited to this futuristic battle genre. the gameplay is thrilling, i love the siege mode. too bad there aren't any campaign.  the control and the movement is matched perfectly. you will felt the difference between light class mech and heavy class mech the moment you move your mouse.

the best is you can upgrade your unit even without  paying any subscription, with more efforts offcourse :p

The only cons for me is the starter mech unit is too boxy....... literally.

 

tgwolf
tgwolf

Yup, signed up for that one...Oh, wait, what am I getting so excited for, it's just another 'How to animate metal crates and pass it off for a mech' game...I must be getting desperate in the long wait for another good anime mech game...

LucentWolf
LucentWolf

I got to play this for a couple days, have to say it's pretty damn fun from what I've seen. Only complaint is the gathering of in-game currency appears to be rather slow. That could be changed though. Other than that gameplay is fun, Mech customization is pretty uncomplicatedish, graphics are amazing. I can't say how it'd perform on low-mid range PC's but on mine everything on max at 1920x1080 it looks and runs great.

salvucci91
salvucci91

Interface looks awesome; the graphics are obviously great. But this really is CoD at heart.

archiasif
archiasif

Mech Warrior is not really serious, any pro gamer will notice after comparing with Hawken.

illmatic87
illmatic87

Im in the closed Beta, so far so good.

 

As a tip: you may want to turn off the grain and bloom effects if you intend on engaging at long distances

pathosfire
pathosfire

Look forward to playing this game, but will have to be next month, silly internet data caps.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

This game is pretty fun, I just hope the final version isn't P2W

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

To bad mechwarrior online don't look or play that good.

xSagez
xSagez

This game looks really impressive especially for indie devs.

NoodleFighter
NoodleFighter

I'm in the closed beta and it's fun although it runs a bit sluggish when you have physx enabled.

archiasif
archiasif

 @illmatic87 I think grain alone should do it, bloom looks good on modern day graphics

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @Truth_Hurts_U thats really sad, i was really hype about it. Thanks to the crappy F2P model and online only.

 

when are we going to get a true mechwarrior 4: mercenaries experience?

ShimmeringSword
ShimmeringSword

 @y3ivan  

I play MWO every day and I'm loving it. Can't wait to try out hawken so that I can see both sides of the "competition" (because scrubs can't help but pick sides and talk trash).

The lack of campaign does suck for MWO, but I consider the multiplayer great and very deep with heavy emphasis on teamwork. I'm one of the players that doesn't have bug issues though, others have their game crash regularly.

Truth_Hurts_U
Truth_Hurts_U

   @y3ivan

 There is a sticky the past 3 patches and in the command chair they are putting more effort into fixing the crappy frame rate, sound and lag.