MechWarrior Online Map Reveal: Caustic Valley
The newest map to the MechWarrior Online beta has been revealed to the public, and looks like a very interesting map to play on. For those who don’t watch the above video, the map has been revealed to take place on an abandoned mining facility. This map is the third to be revealed to the public, with the first two being Frozen City (already revealed on youtube) and and unnamed jungle area that was seen in many of the gameplay videos.
Featuring open areas with good, long viewing fields to make spotting the other mechs easier and an in-game function of increased heat / reduced cooling to the mechs should make this map somewhat of a challenge to play on well. The announcer makes a point to customize your mech to fit the map, but I have seen no information revealed by Piranha Games that players can actually pick the map they are playing on.
Seems to me like being randomly stuck on this map in a mech not designed specifically for it would be more of a pain than it should be, but hopefully I am wrong. Long sight pictures should make a haven for those who like playing sniper-variants though.