Category:MWO Hero 'Mechs

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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 individual named 'Mechs, or the (otherwise unnamed) 'Mechs of certain famous MechWarriors, from BattleTech lore, especially the "Notable 'Mechs and MechWarrior" sections from Technical Readouts (and here, the seminal Technical Readout: 3025 in particular). It should be noted, however, that the customized configurations of these 'Mechs and in some cases also their names were created for MWO; in the original source(s) there was usually no indication that the 'Mech in question was anything other but a regular model. Some new Hero 'Mechs were also created for MWO that had not previously been mentioned in BattleTech lore at all.

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.