"It is the 31st century. The invading Clans drive towards Terra as the feudal houses of the Inner Sphere collapse into civil war. Amidst the ensuing chaos, will you be a forgotten casualty...or a living legend?"

MechWarrior: Living Legends is 14v14 total war in the BattleTech universe. Stride the battlefield in a titanic BattleMech - or swarm enemy 'Mechs as armored infantry. Rule the streets as a tank commander, or pound the enemy with field guns and cruise missiles. Dominate the skies in fusion-powered aerospace fighters and nimble VTOL attackers.

Built on the Crysis engine, and featuring Battlefield's open maps and domination style gameplay. Matches escalate from skirmishes to ferocious armor battles and airstrikes. But you'll always start on even ground: there are no persistent unlocks or levels.

Total warfare in the legendary BattleTech universe. Standalone. Actively, passionately developed. Totally free.

Major Features:

  • Massive, highly detailed outdoor environments. Conquer battlefields ranging from scorching deserts to quiet farmlands to all sorts of alien worlds - even asteroids!
  • Epic multiplayer missions that thrust players into an ever-changing environment, forcing them to adapt their tactics and approach to conquer countless diverse battlefields.
  • Take control of numerous unique BattleMechs, tanks, hovercraft, aircraft (including VTOLs), each with at least six configurations! Both Clan and Inner Sphere also have their own Battle Armor.
  • Bring handheld weaponry to bear against your armored opponents - be it laser rifles or handheld Particle Projector Cannons.
  • Team-based strategic gameplay accented by combined-arms combat.
  • Countless faction-specific weapons - from Inner Sphere Long Tom Artillery to Clan Hyper Assault Gauss Rifles, and everything in between.
  • Various types of electronic warfare equipment, including ECM, Active Radar Probes, and radar data-sharing.
  • Unique strategic assets such as hangar-integrated repair bays, as well as different kinds of defensive systems.
  • Outdoor dynamic lighting allows for every battle to be fought during day or night, with accurate simulation of shadows, atmosphere, vegetation, and weather.
  • Powered by CryEngine 2™, with full DX10 support and scalable options to deliver solid performance on older machines. Bringing immense battlefields to life: complete with realistic physics, destructible vegetation, and dynamic lighting.
  • Online multiplayer action with up to 28 players on the PC.
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Hello everyone!

We at MWLL are pleased to announce that this awesome mod has made it into this year's Mod of the Year Top 100!! We can't thank you enough for making this possible, but nonetheless: on behalf of the entire MWLL Community Development Team - and the community itself - thank you ever so much!

Now, there's yet another round of voting to determine who in the top 100 comes out on top, and since MWLL won MotY back in 2009, we're shooting for an Honorable Mention - hoping to make it our second such win! So if you want to see MWLL back on that list of amazing mods, come cast your votes here!

Additionally, we'd like to share a brief preview of what's to come in the next update, 0.10.2:

  • The usual round of bugfixes and mech variant tweaks
  • Adjustments to various weapons, and fixes where necessary
    • BA weapons (SPL, GL, and RR, namely)
    • BA SRM fix!
  • Build rules tweaks to certain assets
  • Audio improvements
  • B-Pods!

Update 0.10.2 will be mostly a fine-tuning pass to bring gameplay to a state where it should meld much more nicely with the huge BA-related changes from the previous major update. Of course, there's more to it than listed above, but these are some of the biggest improvements you'll see!

That's all for now! We look forward to seeing you on the battlefield, and thank you again for placing MWLL in the top 100 in this year's Mod of the Year competition!

MechWarrior: Living Legends Updates 0.10.0 and 0.10.1 Released

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MWLL Developer Livestream and AMA!

MWLL Developer Livestream and AMA!


Join us this Friday, 2300 UTC, as a few of our devs showcase some of the biggest changes in the upcoming update!

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Gotta say, rather curious to see how far this game has come! I last played the game with update...0.6 or 0.7? I forget, but it was a long-*** time ago, and to add to it, the game itself was poorly optimized at the time. I'd LOVE to see how far it's come! As it stands, my PC now vs my PC back then is LEAGUES better than my PC of old!

Just one question: How populated are the servers?

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MWEL Creator

Welcome back to MWLL!

Outside of weekends, we usually see about a full server throughout every day, though that tends to fluctuate. However, right now seems to be kind of a downtime. Weekends see the Chaos March event running, filling up another server. Biggest population spike tends to be around 2100-2300 UTC. You can always check out the population data here: Stats.spikx.net, and we also have a discord server (at discord.me/mwll) with a channel that shows which servers are populated.

Get ready for quite a different game than what you played before, btw. There have been a *lot* of changes since the days of 0.6 and 0.7 :D


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Hi All,

Just found this website, and was giddy with joy....

But one thing hit me - development costs cashola....

I don't want to cause any issues or trouble, but
is there a way to support this development?

Argent_Dalmer from Brampton

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The MWLL community dev team cannot accept money in any way, due to legal reasons. We work on this project on our own free time, out of our own interest and passion for the BattleTech franchise and MechWarrior series of games.


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Eeeeeh, it's alive!!

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This brings back memories!

I've always juggled between MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries and Living Legends WELL before MechWarrior Online was even a thing.

Really wished Piranha Games didn't go full retard on Omni Tech.

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you and everyone else. its less mwo and more cod than anything. here! sprinkle some cooldowns on your cooldowns. how bout a side of ghost heat with your golden 500 dollar mech skin? actual range as according to battletech? naaa that would require larger levels. want actual progression and realistic pilot leveling? here, have a poorly done campaign mode that no one plays instead. arrg. mwo, you could have been so great.

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Piranha Games shut down the free MW4: Mercenaries download/community too.

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Is there a single player mode?

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MWLL is multiplayer-only (that was the previous devs' main goal, and remains our main area of focus as well). Singleplayer's not something currently within our scope, however nice it would be to have. If there were more folks looking to make it a reality (and that means to actually work on it), we could start thinking about implementing it. Maybe someday it could be done, but we can't go about making promises right now.

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MechWarrior: Living Legends is simply the greatest multiplayer mod ever created. From the fantastic level design, art direction, particle, graphics and sound effects, to the intricacies and balance of the weapons, equipment, mechs, vehicles, infantry, the relative faithfulness and respect for the franchise, this mod has it all. The sheer amount and quality of work done on this mod surely exceeds most commercial AAA offerings, but the MWLL team does it for free and we're not even out of beta yet…

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