Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries places players in the pilot seat of a massive piece of tech with a range of firepower capable of leveling buildings and similarly large vehicles of destruction. The year is 3015, and the galaxy is in the middle of a war of various factions.
You don’t have to rush into the midst of this galactic war by yourself, though. Mechwarrior 5 features a multiplayer aspect for players to play with their friends to make missions significantly more manageable.
You can team up with three other friends to tackle harder missions and work together to improve your quality of life in the rough galaxy. There’s plenty of money to be made by all parties, so don’t be shy about reaching out to a partner to ask for help or to offer a cooperative hand.
Mechwarrior 5 does not feature local co-op, though. You and a friend will have to purchase a game in a standard by yourself, so make sure everyone who wants to play the game pre-orders the title when it releases Dec. 10. You will need the internet to host and play in cooperative games.
However, if you’re looking for a player-versus-player experience, you may need to venture over to MechWarrior Online for that gameplay. Mechwarrior 5 will not feature or have any form of player-versus-player gameplay. It’s you and your friends against the game.