This new area offers some special advantages and disadvantages. One benefit of the cold is that mechs will take longer to overheat, but ice also causes a loss of traction. The dynamic, unpredictable weather will affect visibility and force players to rely on teammates.
MechWarrior Online also released the results for its most popular commander names survey; Wolf beat out all other names with nearly double the registered names (20.5%) as next closest competitor, Cat. Why is the name so popular? Some theorize that there's a historical connection to the Wolf's Dragoons elite mercenary force, which was introduced in the first edition of the original board game.
Take a look at the Frozen City in the video after the cut and head over to the official forums to check out what other pilot names people are picking.
[Source: MechWarrior Online press release]