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MechWarrior Online release date announced, open beta infographic will terrify engineers

46,941,487. That's how many mechs have been destroyed during the open beta of MechWarrior Online. Never mind the strain that must put on the pilots, what about the guys who have to put them all back together? Let's hope they get overtime. And it'll only get worse, because the full 1.0 release of the game has now been set for September 17th. To celebrate, developer Piranha Games have released an infographic showing the havoc being caused by the respective owners of the game's 1.1 million registered accounts.

Until its September release, Piranha continue to update the beta with new content. To complement their 20th round of tweaks and changes, there's a new mech in the Lab: the Dragon Slayer Hero Mech. You can see the full patch list for the update here . Or just watch this video of the Dragon Slayer jetting around, increasing that giant tally of destroyed metal monsters.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.