May 072010
MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries released for free!

Studio MekTek recently released Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries for free to the internet. From their own press release:

Finally, the long awaited moment has arrived!

Studio MekTek, in association with Smith and Tinker, INC., Virtual World Entertainment, LLC, Catalyst Game Labs, and Microsoft Games, is happy to announce the release of Mechwarrior4 Free.

Getting started is easy. Just download and install MTX, MekTek’s free content delivery and updating system. Once installed, simply click the Games Available tab, select Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries and click install. The game will download and install, all within MTX, and as updates become available, MTX will help you keep your game up to date.

Once again, a big thanks to Microsoft Games and all of our partners for making this free release possible, and a special thanks to all of you in the community. Without our community, MekTek wouldn’t be what it is today. Your continued support and financial contributions have made all of this possible.

However, due to the excessive amount of downloading, MTX has been failing. In a move of wisdom, MekTek decided to release the game through torrents. In other words, get a mech game free from extraneous content delivery systems!

Thanks to DarkFury and NiX for the heads-up.

  • Lord Leperman

    Once you get your copy go find and install Mektek's Mekpak 3.1. It adds 3 times the number of mechs available and includes the Macross mechs like the Destroid Defender (Archer), Destroid Tomahawk (Warhammer) and the Zentradi Officer's Battlepod (Marauder) and a lot of other mechs from BattleTech canon.