MechAssault Wiki

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Release Date:
November, 2002
Microsoft Game Studios
Day 1 Studios
Third Person Shooter
Xbox VideoGame Console
Related Series:
MechWarrior, BattleTech
Local 1-2, System Link 2-8, Xbox LIVE 2-16
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf


MechAssault is a third-person shooter based off of a pen-and-paper game in the BattleTech universe, and the MechWarrior series was created by FASA studios. The game itself was developed by Day 1 Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox video game console. MechAssault was released in November 2002 as part of the Xbox LIVE launch line-up (A series of games that supported the Xbox LIVE Multiplayer service) The original release of MechAssault has included a demo of Quantum Redshift. MechAssault was then later released as an Xbox Platinum Hit game. This version did not include the Quantum Redshift demo. The sequel, MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, was released in December 2004.


MechAssault starts with the MechWarrior looking out a window in the common lounge of the dropship Icarus. Major Natalia talks to the MechWarrior, who then follows her in to the loading bay. While doing so, the Major tells the MechWarrior their orders. They are to covertly land on the planet Helios, and prepare the planet for invasion. Their primary objective is to destroy a set of orbital guns. When the MechWarrior and the Major enter the Mech bay, there are several battle Mechs seen that are ready for action.

While the Icarus is landing, it is scanned and fired upon, forcing it to perform a hard-landing. While doing so, two lances of Mechs 'Hot-Drop' out of the Icarus, landing somewhere else on the planet. However, the MechWarrior does not make it out of the drop-ship before the other lances do.

The MechWarrior then proceeds to carry out a variety of objectives in three different biomes of the planet: grasslands, tundra, and volcanic. The list of objectives per-zone and in order is below.

Objectives: Grasslands[]

  • Mission 1 "Going Down Hard": Recon area, assess local forces.
  • Mission 2 "Suffer in Silence": Destroy enemy COM's tower.
  • Mission 3 "Friends Indeed": Save the Resistance.
  • Mission 4 "Dry Me Out": Destroy enemy Air Field, Tank Depot, and Helicopter landing pads.
  • Mission 5 "Sailing Away": Sink ships that are carrying parts for the Orbital guns, and their escorts.
  • Mission 6 "Catnap": Hijack enemy Madcat Heavy Mech and destroy the base in the area.
  • Mission 7 "Catnap II": Secure the Landing Zone.
  • Mission 8 "Bright Lights, Dark City": Gain access to the WoB fusion power plant.
  • Mission 9 "Bright Lights, Dark City II": Destroy the WoB fusion power plant.

Objectives: Tundra[]

  • Mission 10 "Not Again!": Rendezvous with the downed Icarus, secure the crash site.
  • Mission 11 "Thor on the Rocks": Eliminate the WoB sensor net.
  • Mission 12 "Wolf in Sheep's...": Use the salvaged Thor to gain access to the WoB COM's network and steal data related to the orbital guns.
  • Mission 13 "Under the Guns": Destroy the Orbital Guns, and save the incoming Wolf's Dragoons from being shot out of the sky.

Objectives: Volcanic Wastelands[]

  • Mission 14 "Size Matters": Infiltrate the WoB Mech compound in elemental power armor and steal a Mech.
  • Mission 15 "Size Matters II": Use the stolen Atlas to destroy the Mansion, kill the WoB brass.
  • Mission 16 "Not on My Watch": Secure the WoB POW camp and liberate prisoners.
  • Mission 17 "Payback": Eliminate the WoB second-in-command and his convoy before they escape.
  • Mission 18 "Worst Day since...": Mount a frontal assault on the WoB spaceport, prevent WoB leader Adept Strader from escaping.
  • Mission 19 "Ready to Rok!": Fight up to the WoB dooms-day drill approach.
  • Mission 20 "Ready to Rok! II": Destroy local forces and the dooms-day drill.

Cut Scenes:[]

  • Start of campaign: Shows the Icarus entering orbit over Helios, MechWarrior gets orders from the Major.
  • Before Mission 1: Icarus it fired upon by Orbital Guns, forced to send both Mech teams out, takes a hard landing.
  • After Mission 1: Bravo Lance reports in, destroyed by an unknown Mech.
  • After Mission 5: Alpha Lance reports in, destroyed by an unknown Mech.
  • After Mission 9: The Icarus is assaulted by aerospace assets, MechWarrior is hot dropped.
  • After Mission 20: Ragnarök self-destructs, dooms-day drill is destroyed.
  • End of campaign: Lt. Foster is examining the pilot seat, the MechWarrior wakes up, Major congratulates the MechWarrior.