Hawken is an action-packed, fast-paced, free-to-play, mech-based, multiplayer first-person shooter, set in a visually-rich future setting destroyed by corporate greed.
Developed using Unreal Engine 3, Hawken looks fantastic, putting players in the cockpits of lethal mechs, each with their own weapons, loadouts, and perks. Through kills and match victories, players will rank up and unlock new items for their mechs, opening up new tactical opportunities and new play styles. Being a free-to-play title, players also have the option of speeding progress along through the use of real money transactions, though these do not grant additional power or a competitive edge over players who progress through exclusively through the use of experience.
The Invasion Update introduces a brand new game mode, Co-Op Bot Destruction. Team up with your friends to fight hordes of rogue A.I. and defend the battered human population of Illal!
The new Predator mech also makes its debut in this update. With its ability to stalk its prey and set dangerous traps, the Predator will be a daunting new foe and a powerful ally on the battlefield.
This support mech roams the battlefield, repairing friendly mechs in the heat of battle with its Helix Repair Torch. It can also provide offensive team support by making enemy mechs more vulnerable to damage with the Redox-O2.
Adhesive Games' Cameron Kirby introduces you to the Raider, designed to close gaps quickly and unleash a devastating barrage of firepower at close range. Its signature Blitz special ability increases movement speed and allows both weapons to be fired while boosting forward.
Hawken Map Overview: Front Line (HD) 98.71MB - 141 downloads - 18 May, 2013
Front Line is a large city based map that is mostly symmetrical, it offers plenty of diverse areas and unique encounters for every mech class and play style. The map is split evenly down the middle by two competing themes; one identified as Sentium and the other is Prosk.
Reconfigured team bases provide several new entrances and exits, allowing for more flexibility in a team's strategy in objective based gamemodes while turrets provide protection within and without.
Several different routes ensure the Missile Silos and EU Trees will be hotly contested areas for control and domination. The numerous low level walls provide excellent coverage for ground units but can give risky players an element of surprise by air.
The highway section showcases a large presence of verticality while sheltering the lower levels.
While the highway has some excellent sniper positions that target the AA, its exposed nature and the many routes that lead to it pose many dangers that should give would-be snipers pause.
One of those paths to and from the highway are the covered jumppads. Concealed within buildings, they give attacking players an element of surprise against their enemy snipers.
The AA is more accessible than ever on both levels. The lower level is more vulnerable while the upper level, with its many ramps and pathways, makes it a sure point of contention.
The lower level is an attractive yet dangerous location but players may still find themselves themselves fleeing through the concealed tunnel.
Long walkways connect the AA to the sniper battlements on each side, these paths bring long-range and short range players in to guaranteed conflict.
And connecting it all together are winding streets filled with derelict vehicles and destruction, making excellent areas for sneaking up on players from behind or encountering each other in head-on-head fights.
Hawken destruction demo level using GPU Rigid Bodies (GRB's) with networking support for the best multiplayer game experience. The level provides totally new game play - you can open new pathways or destroy the ground underneath the mechs...
The focus of Hawken is an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic. The game offers two unique team game modes, as well as Team Deathmatch and Free-For-All Deathmatch.
Emerging victorious in HAWKEN means mastering the fundamentals of mech combat. This tutorial will teach you about mobility, engaging targets, evading attacks, monitoring heat levels, and keeping your mech in the fight. You'll learn to utilize each mech's special ability, make battlefield repairs, and get the most out of your secondary weapon's weapon utility, such as locking on to targets, or zooming in to snipe enemies.
Hawken Basic Training I: The Garage Trailer (HD) 59.18MB - 46 downloads - 27 October, 2012
This tutorial will familiarize you with HAWKEN's garage, where you can pick your mech, customize it to match your unique style of play, and give it the look you desire. You'll learn about HAWKEN's currency systems, add-on items, internal upgrades, and how to optimize your mech's performance. Once you've got your mech set up, you're ready to move on to combat training.
HAWKEN's objective-based siege mode sends you and your squadmates out to collect enough energy to launch battleships against the enemy base - and keep them from doing the same. Collecting energy, and safely delivering it, plays a key role in the battle. Intercept enemy mechs to prevent launches or secure the anti-aircraft battery to blast the battleships to scrap.
HAWKEN's objective-based missile assault mode pits squads against each other in a race to control three missile silos. Once under your control, the silos will launch missiles against the enemy base - but first you have to capture the silos. Sharp tactics and teamwork will trump a fast trigger finger in this fight as the team whose base gets slagged first loses.
Series begins 2013
Directed by Jeremiah O'Flaherty
Produced by DJ2 Entertainment
Starring: Edi Gathegi, Gonzalo Menendez, Dameon Clark, and Hannah Hall
Look forward to the new series by Warner Premiere (a division of Warner Brothers), produced by Copper Media (a division of Silver Pictures), DJ2 Entertainment, and Meteor Entertainment. The series is set for release in 2013.
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Hawken is a multiplayer FPS mech combat game currently under development using the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. The focus is on creating an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.
Mech pilots will fight for survival and the right to resources on a planet devastated by industrialization, scouring the ruins of civilization.