New VRWarrior mod lastly brings VR help to Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

When Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries was first introduced, builders Piranha Video games hinted that it was designed to help VR. Sadly, upon launch, it turned fairly clear that no such implementation had been made – the gameplay resembled one thing {that a} mech had trodden on. It was as flat as a pancake.

Quick ahead to this week although and all of your mech-based VR desires have lastly come true due to KITT, an extremely proficient modder whose VRWarrior mod ‘permits you to really feel simply how large this multi-ton killing machine actually is as you stomp your strategy to victory’.

The VRWarrior mod is now obtainable to obtain from Nexusmods and it plonks you proper contained in the cockpit of a battle mech to provide the most immersive Mechwarrior expertise but.

You’ll be able to watch me flip from a Mechwarrior noob into a totally fledged Mech-head in at the moment’s VR Nook as I rapidly fall in love with this explosive improve.

The mod itself is suitable with the Steam, Epic Video games Retailer and Home windows/Xbox Retailer variations of the title, however in my expertise it does take a little bit of fiddling to get working accurately on the Oculus Rift S.

It is not a whole VR overhaul both, as solely the precise mech-based missions help VR. Anytime you are exterior the mech, corresponding to whenever you’re within the hangar performing repairs or planning missions, the gameplay reverts to flat mode.

All that fiddling is totally worthwhile although as a result of the sensation of sitting in a battlemech cockpit and going toe to metallic toe with one other mech is simply plain superior. Having the ability to look throughout in your cockpit in full 6DOF offers you an important feeling of immersion and though there are not any movement controls applied, it does not break the extreme pleasure you may really feel as you smash your method by a forest seeking your foes.

If you happen to’ve beforehand performed Mechwarrior 5 with associates, you may be happy to know you too can play by the sport in VR in full co-op, and you may even combine flatscreen with VR gamers in case you so want.

I might by no means actually performed a Mechwarrior sport earlier than, however after diving into the digital cockpit of a battlemech or two, I’ve acquired to say, it is actually good enjoyable and I really feel just like the added immersion might solely elevate the expertise for veteran Mechwarrior followers. So, in case you’ve ever puzzled the way it feels to star in your personal Mech-based anime, give the VRWarrior mod a go as I reckon it will mech your day!

If you happen to loved this episode of Ian’s VR Nook, you’ll be able to meet up with my earlier adventures over on YouTube in our VR playlist, the place I’ve coated Valheim VR’s movement controls mod, Doom 3 VR Version and every little thing we learn about PSVR 2 to this point. You may also learn our record of one of the best VR video games.

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