Hawken Doesn’t Fear the Reaper (Mech)

Give me a nasty-looking robot, plenty of guns, and an environment to stomp around, and I’m a happy camper. Hawken knows my weakness, and released a new mech – the “Reaper” – in today’s patch. It is a mid-range sniper mech, with an emphasis on finding a safe spot and blasting away with its anti-materiel rifle. While it can certainly hold its own in a close-quarters fight, you’ll find that taking cover and assisting your teammates with long-range support fire will be far more helpful in the long run. The Reaper also comes with a unique ability – Precision Overdrive, which increases accuracy for a short while – and a dumbfire missile that can be remotely detonated on anyone who wanders into the blast radius.

Naturally, some of the items introduced on the Reaper are also going up in the store to customize your other mechs. The notable new additions are the aforementioned anti-materiel rifle, a mid-range sniper that gains increased damage during zoom, a rapid-fire shotgun (only available only the Reaper), and another sniper rifle (also only available on the Reaper). You can check out the full patch notes on the Hawken site.

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