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System Requirements[edit | edit source]


These are the specifications your PC should meet[1] in order to play MechWarrior Online.

Summary: unless you game for a living, your machine won't make it!


Minimum[edit | edit source]

This build is not likely to achieve more then 30 FPS and if background applications are running, they will most likely be noticed by an increased lag.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 245e
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD 5650
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows XP 32-bit SP3
DirectX: DX9
HDD Space: 4 GB


Recommended[edit | edit source]

This system will play MWO. The graphics may have to be turned down a little to either avoid overheat or allow for a playable frame rate.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2500 or AMD Athlon II X4 650
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 285 or AMD Radeon HD 5830
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit w/Service Pack 1
DirectX: DX9
HDD Space: 4 GB


Proven System[edit | edit source]

The "Proven System" (by MeepSire, leave questions & comments) is an outline of a computer that WILL play MWO well, i.e. an Intel i3 2120 combined with a GTX 560 uses ~70% of CPU power and will give 60+ fps - depending on graphics settings.

CPU: any Intel i3-2100 or higher / AMD Athlon X4 650 or higher
GPU: Nvidia GTX 560+ / GTX 650+ / GTX 750+ / ATI Radeon 6670+ / 7750+ / R9 series
RAM: ~8 GB DDR3 (Dual or Single Channel is ok) (DDR2 can work, but will be slower)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit with Service Pack 1
DirectX: DX 9-11
Rec. HDD: 7200 RPM 4-6 GB free


Recommendations[edit | edit source]

  • MWO is slightly more optimized for Nvidia graphics cards, especially the GTX 600 and GTX 700 series.
  • SLI / Crossfire are not supported - yet.
  • Older graphics cards have been known to overheat from playing the MWO beta.
  • Little or nothing has been said about Windows 8 or any other OS (excluding WinXP). Using them for MWO is not recommended...
  • Integrated (OnBoard) graphics cards currently produce low frame rates, using them is not reccomended.


Installation[edit | edit source]


  1. Register and login at Mech Warrior Online to download the game-launcher. (Note: the name you register will be your ingame identity)
  2. Download, install and run game-launcher (~10 MB)
  3. Click on 'Patch': Launcher downloads and installs game-client and recent updates (1,6 GB) (patience adviced)
  4. Get ready to enter the Home Screen


Performance Tips[edit | edit source]


Performance is measured in Frames Per Second (FPS); shift-F11 toggles display.

  • up to 29 fps (red, bad)
  • 30 - 49 fps (yellow, dont expect to become headshot reknowned)
  • 50+ (green, fluent gameplay)
  • Set your computer's 'Power Managment' to 'Performance'.
  • Update to latest graphics card driver (http://www.geforce.com/drivers).
  • Set game to windowed fullscreen (game options).


Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]


Lag/Latency/Ping Improvement Suggestions[edit | edit source]

http://mwomercs.com/support/kb/article/21327818-laglatencyping-improvement-suggestions

Logs[edit | edit source]

http://mwomercs.com/support/kb/article/21449866-useful-log-files


References[edit | edit source]