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MechWarrior Online Open Beta Starting Monday

Very few things on this Earth can stop a fully operational giant robot. One of those things is another giant robot impacting the first with equal and opposite force. This is known as Cyber-Newton's 23rd law, and he personally destroys all who dare oppose it. All the other things that can stop a giant robot, meanwhile, are crushing realities of game development. Case in point: the recent delay of MechWarrior Online's open beta. Stability apparently wasn't up to snuff, so Piranha decided to tinker away a while longer. Now, though, it's in acceptable shape, so the robots will begin rocking, socking, and vaporizing each other early next week.

The open beta kicks off on Monday, October 29th. Notably, it'll begin with one final data wipe, so if you've been participating in closed beta, say goodbye to all of your goodies. However, Founder's Program bonuses and in-game currency will be reimbursed, so this isn't highway robbery or anything.

Meanwhile, if you've opted to stick to the sidelines up to this point, there's not much to stop you from giving MechWarrior a go now. Just register on the official site and - starting Monday - you're in. It's definitely worth at least a quick look, too, by RPS' estimation - which is largely handled by our official Estimate-O-Tron, because manual estimation is for peasants. Anyway, by compiling Jim's impressions and some random numbers it made up, the Estimate-O-Tron declares MechWarrior Online "promisin6392%%%&." That's good, I think? Truth be told, I don't interpret these things. That job belongs to the Interpret-O-Tron.

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Nathan Grayson

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Nathan wrote news for RPS between 2012-2014, and continues to be the only American that's been a full-time member of staff. He's also written for a wide variety of places, including IGN, PC Gamer, VG247 and Kotaku, and now runs his own independent journalism site Aftermath.

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