Category:MWO Hero 'Mechs
The MechWarrior Online (MWO) game offers players some special kinds of playable BattleMechs that perform different in the game than the standard 'Mech designs they are based on. The so-called "Hero 'Mechs" are one notable group among these special 'Mechs. Within the MWO game, Hero 'Mechs are exclusive variants which can only be purchased with real money in what is otherwise a free-to-play online game. They offer a unique paint scheme, a per-match C-Bill booster (currently 30%), and a custom hardpoint layout.
The Hero 'Mechs were originally based on certain historical or notable 'Mechs and MechWarriors from BattleTech lore, particularly the "Notable 'Mechs and MechWarrior" sections from Technical Readouts (and here, the seminal Technical Readout: 3025 in particular). Some new Hero 'Mechs were also created for MWO that had not previously been mentioned in BattleTech lore.
Notably, the descriptive texts for the Hero 'Mechs have since been declared fully canonical for the BattleTech universe by the Catalyst Game Labs Line Developer, Randall N. Bills, who also provided most if not all of these texts.