History VideoGame / Hawken

19th Jan '16 6:34:33 PM nombretomado
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The game entered open beta on December 12, 2012, then launched and transferred to {{Steam}} on February 2014.

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The game entered open beta on December 12, 2012, then launched and transferred to {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} on February 2014.
23rd Nov '15 2:28:50 PM HighCrate
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* MightyGlacier: The "C Class" Heavy mechs, are lumbering and move slowly compared to their lighter counterparts, but have high health and defensive capabilities. They can transform into turrets via metal plates mounted on the chassis.
** Brawler post ascension update takes this to it next logical step. It has an alternate mode which boosts its defenses and gives it self healing, and packs a nasty flak gun which can be swapped out for what is essentially a fully automatic sniper rifle and the aforementioned Point-D vulcan. It also has the slowest base walking and boost speed in the game, and even when tuned is still way slower than any other mech in the game, combined with a crippling long weapon cool down period should it overheat (which is very easy to do).
*** Earlier in the beta, the Turret mode's healing and damage reduction made the thing so durable, that it could be near impossible to dislodge one from a choke point without either flanking, or overwhelming (read: your entire team) firepower.
** Also the battleships in Siege mode. You ''can'' take them out using your mechs, but there's a reason the primary objective is a [=SAM=] launcher silo when they're active.

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* MightyGlacier: The "C Class" Heavy mechs, are lumbering and move slowly compared to their lighter counterparts, but have high health and defensive capabilities. They can transform into turrets via metal plates mounted on the chassis.
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Brawler post ascension update takes this to it next logical step. It has an alternate mode which boosts its defenses and gives it self healing, and packs a nasty flak gun which can be swapped out for what is essentially a fully automatic sniper rifle and the aforementioned Point-D vulcan. It also has the slowest base walking and boost speed in the game, and even when tuned is still way slower than any other mech in the game, combined with a crippling long weapon cool down period should it overheat (which is very easy to do).
*** Earlier in the beta, the Turret mode's healing and damage reduction made the thing so durable, that it could be near impossible to dislodge one from a choke point without either flanking, or overwhelming (read: your entire team) firepower.
** Also the battleships in Siege mode. You ''can'' take them out using your mechs, but there's a reason the primary objective is a [=SAM=] launcher silo when they're active.
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21st Sep '15 4:31:47 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays bounties for killed enemies, purchases salvaged fuel and resources, and showers the most successful pilots with glory in the media. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays bounties for killed enemies, purchases salvaged fuel and resources, and showers the most successful pilots with glory in the media. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks Mecha-{{Privateer}}s who took the corps up on that deal!
21st Sep '15 4:30:27 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays bounties for killed enemies and purchases salvaged fuel and resources, and showers the most successful pilots with glory in the media. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays bounties for killed enemies and enemies, purchases salvaged fuel and resources, and showers the most successful pilots with glory in the media. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!
21st Sep '15 4:30:01 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays the pilots for captured fuel and resources, glorifies the most successful pilots, and lets them keep the salvage. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!
-->'''Rion Lazlo''': ''For us, the wealth. For them, the spoils.''

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training, mechs and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays the pilots bounties for captured killed enemies and purchases salvaged fuel and resources, glorifies and showers the most successful pilots, and lets them keep pilots with glory in the salvage.media. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!
-->'''Rion Lazlo''': ''For us, the wealth. For them, the spoils.''''\\
'''In-Universe slogain''': YOU ARE ''FREE'' TO ''FIGHT''
21st Sep '15 4:25:25 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training and mechs and told them to go tear up the enemy for money and glory. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take valuable materials and fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training and training, mechs and told [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_marque letters of marque]] - the company pays the pilots for captured fuel and resources, glorifies the most successful pilots, and lets them to go tear up keep the enemy for money and glory.salvage. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!
21st Sep '15 3:11:48 PM Kalaong
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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that they take precious materials and metals generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space.

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* WarForFunAndProfit: The two sides are corporations fighting for what's left of a world that used to be dominated by three--the third inadvertently unleashed the Hawken virus that is slowly turning the planet into random metal bits, and got blown up in the process. The comic states that not only do they take precious valuable materials and metals fuels generated by the viral transformation off of the planet and sell them in space.space, they take the trope itself down to the civilian level; instead of a draft, they just ''gave'' citizens basic training and mechs and told them to go tear up the enemy for money and glory. And it obviously worked: the ''[[AnthropicPrinciple player]]'' is supposed to be one of the schmucks who took the corps up on that deal!
-->'''Rion Lazlo''': ''For us, the wealth. For them, the spoils.''
10th Sep '15 1:55:56 PM HighCrate
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* GlassCannon: The Berserker, a Mech that can dish out plenty of damage and is lightning fast, but will die to sustained fire from anything heavier.

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* GlassCannon: GlassCannon:
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The Berserker, a Mech that can dish out plenty of damage and is lightning fast, but will die to sustained fire from anything heavier.



*** Recent patches significantly reduced the health of all mechs as an aim to lower TTK (Time to Kill) which reduced the power of the A-Class mechs the most.



** The Raider is something of a glass cannon by Medium standards, hovering between this and LightningBruiser. It's fast and can do a lot of damage very quickly, but has low health for a B-Class mech.

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** The Raider is something of a glass cannon by Medium standards, hovering between this and LightningBruiser.standards. It's fast and can do a lot of damage very quickly, but has low health for a B-Class mech.
22nd Aug '15 10:01:56 AM msq
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* FriendlyLocalChinatown: One of the maps is in essence Ilial's version of Chinatown, filled with quite a bit of Chinese and other Asian-style influences.
23rd Mar '15 5:23:24 PM ParadoxialStratagem
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[[http://www.playhawken.com/ Hawken]] is a first-person mecha-combat game. Made by Adhesive Games Ltd. with Unreal Engine 3.

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[[http://www.playhawken.com/ Hawken]] is a first-person mecha-combat game. Made by Adhesive Games Ltd. with Unreal Engine 3.
3. While it was originally thought that Hawken was going to unofficially die due to dormancy since January 5th 2015 until being picked up by Reloaded Games on March 23rd, 2015.



* OrphanedSeries: While not having existed long enough to become a series, the developers and publishers behind Hawken disbanded in late 2014. The game is unofficially dead with no updates and its upcoming live series long cancelled.

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* OrphanedSeries: While not having existed long enough Subverted, it seemed like this was to become a series, be the fate of Hawken with the original developers and publishers behind Hawken disbanded in late 2014. The 2014 until Reloaded Games acquired the game is unofficially dead in late March 2015 with no updates and its upcoming live series long cancelled. the full intent of adding new content.
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