Welcome to the MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Modding Resources page. Here you will find information, links, instruction, and downloads for making Mods in MW5Mercs. We will continue to expand this page's content as our modding community and capabilities grow.
Download the Editor
The MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Mod Editor is now available for download through your Epic Launcher! To access the MW5 Mod Editor your Epic account must already own MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
We strongly recommend installing the MW5 Mod Editor onto an SSD drive!
Please note that additional work is in progress to expose more variables to modders to create with.
In addition, support for packaging your Mods and integrating them into the game will be coming in a future update.
Use of the MW5 Mod Editor is subject to your agreement to the Mod Editor End User License Agreement.
To help get you started in your modding journey we've written up a basic guide for the v2.2 Mod Editor, which you can download here: Mod Editor Guide.
In addition to the above guide, there's a wealth of information and a huge community of UE4 developers out there to explore. Here are just some of the great resources available to get you started:
- Unreal Engine 4 Documentation: https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/index.html
- Unreal Engine 4 Online Learning: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/onlinelearning
- Official 'Getting Started with UE4' Playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UnrealDevelopmentKit/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=17
- Official 'Live Training' Playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZlv_N0_O1ga0aV9jVqJgog0VWz1cLL5f
Mission Creation Resources
Introduction to Mission Creation in MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries with Thad Jantzi
- Mission Scripting Reference - Download
- Mission Campaign Integration Guide - Download
- Mission Creation Guide - Download
- Finished Tutorial Save File - a saved version of the completed Mission Creation Tutorial - Download
Videos - You can watch all the videos on youtube
- MW5 Mission Building Part 1 Level Setup - https://youtu.be/ScwhbGx7LZ0
- MW5 Mission Building Part 2 Markup Levels and Locators - https://youtu.be/BJyKxCISrV0
- MW5 Mission Building Part 3 Area Specification Setup - https://youtu.be/ROQJShWCDFw
- MW5 Mission Building Part 4 Mission Flow Nodes - https://youtu.be/VpBMu9vSbpo
- MW5 Mission Building Part 5 Finishing the Mission and Deploying the Mod - https://youtu.be/x5X2QcBZ1No
MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Modding Community
You can join our Discord and discuss modding ideas and methods here.
We will update with MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries community modding resource links as we have them.
Find and Download Mods
Our goal is to streamline the creating, sharing and installing mods to be within one ecosystem. We still have some work to do regarding the packaging and distribution of mods and we aim to have that work completed before the end of February. Additionally, we look forward to Epic Games creating the functionally that allows our users to share and distribute mods through the Epic Games Launcher.
Until then Nexus Mods is a great place to find and share MechWarrior 5 Mods.
Take a look at the MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Nexus Mods Page
- Piranha Games is not responsible for issues caused to your game performance, save files, config files or your computer hardware with the install of mods.
- Piranha Games will not be able to offer Customer support to get mods working on your PC.
- Piranha Games can, however, guide you in the process of restoring your installation to the default installation state.
- Be smart and Back up savegames and other config files before you install mods.