Hawken brings in new mech and map in Technician update

Technician class specializes in support and on-the-fly repairs; Front Line map is a new version of game's alpha build test maps.


Meteor Entertainment and Adhesive Games have announced a new update for Hawken that features a new mech and a new map for players.

"Anyone called for a mech doctor?"

The mech is called the Technician and it specializes in supporting units in the battlefield, just like the Medic in Team Fortress 2. It comes equipped with a Redox O2 gun that deals minimal damage but coats enemies with damage-over-time debuffs, and a Helix repair torch that both heals friendly units and deconstructs enemy units. Its special ability is a skill called amplification, which increases the repair rate of the Helix repair torch for a short amount of time.

The new map introduced is called Front Line, which is a reskinned version of a Hawken alpha map called Valkyrie. The bright cityscape-tailored map is large and open, but it also has a few alleys and tunnels for players wishing to lay low during skirmishes.

The update is available now. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's recent coverage on the title.

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