The year is 3015. Humanity has colonized thousands of star systems spanning a vast region of space known as the Inner Sphere.
With a golden age of cooperation and advancement now a distant memory, humanity has once again splintered into disparate factions all vying for supremacy.
In the midst of these Succession Wars, it is a dangerous and lucrative time to be a Mercenary.
As the inheritor of a once-glorious Mercenary company, reborn in the flames of its near destruction at the hands of conspiring factions, your quest for glory and revenge will stretch years and light-years as you chase threads of interstellar intrigue in your journey to become an elite MechWarrior and mercenary commander.
With over fifty unique ‘Mech chassis and hundreds of sub-variants, all fully-realized with high-fidelity models, damage states, and equipment, no two ‘Mechs are the same.
Whether acquired from scouring the markets of the Inner Sphere for rare and valuable chassis and equipment or salvaging directly from the wreckage of your annihilated enemies and the spoils of war, the maintenance and operation of your BattleMechs will be vital to your success both as a MechWarrior and a Mercenary outfit commander.
The battlefields of the future are dominated by BattleMechs, hulking machines of war capable of leveling entire cities. As a BattleMech pilot you’ll rain havoc upon enemy ‘Mechs and targets, including tanks, ground vehicles, aircraft, advanced defenses, and reinforced bases.
Few things can withstand the power of a ‘Mech for long, and the worlds of the Inner Sphere are veritable playgrounds of destruction awaiting your shielding defense or crushing devastation.
Containing thousands of star systems and an array of unique biomes, the Inner Sphere is alive with activity, purpose, consequence, and variety. Systems will be captured and reclaimed, major events will unfold, and new technologies will be introduced.
The rigors of war will be seen with each passing week as your relationships with the various factions fluctuate according to the relentless Succession Wars and your choices as the leader of a Mercenary outfit.
Rebuild your Mercenary Corporation from the ashes. Build your reputation with the MRBC to negotiate the best contracts.
Recruit pilots and maintenance crews to keep your Group running in tip top shape. Keep your fellow MechWarriors alive and watch them build experience and skills to help you complete your objectives with minimal losses and maximum profit!
With the vast scope of the Inner Sphere and its complex system of world generation providing huge variety and replayability, the MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries experience need never end. Outside the campaign, a fully-featured Instant Action system will allow you to customize and kick off isolated missions at any time, free from campaign restrictions.
With four-player co-op supported both within the campaign and the Instant Action system you can experience the full breadth of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries universe alongside your friends.