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Targeting Computers and Command Console

Im here to tell you about an upcoming good news/bad news situation. Lets start by getting the bad news out of the way, shall we?

The arrival of the Clan 'Mechs introduces a new piece of Clan only equipment, the Targeting Computer. Unfortunately, the Targeting Computers functionality wont be in place when the Clan 'Mechs arrive on June 17th. All Clan 'Mechs that come with a Targeting Computer will still receive them, the computer just wont do anything.

Now for the good news! The Targeting Computers functionality will be in place in the patch following the Clan launch. Not only that, but the same patch will see the long awaited functionality of the Inner Sphere Command Console. So, at this point you probably want to know how the Targeting Computer and Command Console will work in the game. Lets start by taking a look at the Targeting Computer.

Targeting Computers

In the tabletop game, the Targeting Computer is a piece of Clan equipment that improves the accuracy of the direct fire ballistic and energy weapons equipped on the 'Mech. The tonnage and space occupied by the Targeting Computer is variable and is based on a percentage of the total tonnage of the affected weapons currently equipped on the 'Mech. Instead of having variable weight and slots, in MWO we will have multiple different sizes of Targeting Computers ranging from 1 ton/1slot (the Mk I) to 7 tons/7 slots (the Mk VII). If a canon Clan 'Mech has a Targeting Computer as part of its default loadout, in MWO it will receive the version that matches the weight/slots of the Targeting Computer in the tabletop record sheet.

Each version of the Targeting Computer will affect the same aspects of the 'Mech, but the larger the Targeting Computer, the more pronounce the effect. Lets take a look at the different Targeting Computers, bearing in mind that only 1 can be equipped on a 'Mech at a time.

NOTE: All values are placeholders for example purposes only. Beam weapons include all lasers; projectile weapons include all Gauss Rifles, PPCs, and non-LBX Autocannons.


Targeting Computer Mk I

Weight: 1 ton.
Slots: 1 slot.
Zoom distance: [+2.25]%
Sensor range: [+2.25]%
Time to gather target info: [-22.5]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+4.5]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+4.5]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+4.5]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+14.5]%


Targeting Computer Mk II


Weight: 2 tons.
Slots: 2 slots.
Zoom distance: [+3.25]%
Sensor range: [+3.25]%
Time to gather target info: [-32.5]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+6.5]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+6.5]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+6.5]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+16.5]%


Targeting Computer Mk III

Weight: 3 tons.
Slots: 3 slots.
Zoom distance: [+4.25]%
Sensor range: [+4.25]%
Time to gather target info: [-42.5]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+8.5]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+8.5]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+8.5]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+18.5]%


Targeting Computer Mk IV

Weight: 4 tons.
Slots: 4 slots.
Zoom distance: [+5.25]%
Sensor range: [+5.25]%
Time to gather target info: [-52.5]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: +[10.5]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+10.5]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+10.5]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+20.5]%


Targeting Computer Mk V

Weight: 5 tons.
Slots: 5 slots.
Zoom distance: [+6.0]%
Sensor range: [+6.0]%
Time to gather target info: [-60.0]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+12.0]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+12.0]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+12.0]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+22]%


Targeting Computer Mk VI

Weight: 6 tons.
Slots: 6 slots.
Zoom distance: [+6.75]%
Sensor range: [ +6.75]%
Time to gather target info: [-67.5]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+13.5]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+13.5]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+13.5]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+23.5]%


Targeting Computer Mk VII


Weight: 7 tons.
Slots: 7 slots.
Zoom distance: [+7.5]%
Sensor range: [+7.5]%
Time to gather target info: [-75]%
Projectile weapon projectile speed: [+15.0]%
Beam weapon long ranges: [+15.0]%
Beam weapon max ranges: [+15.0]%
Increased crit chance for projectile and beam weapons: [+25]%



Command Console


Now lets take a look at the Inner Sphere Command Console, which will be sharing functionality similar to the Targeting Computers.
NOTE: Once again, all values are placeholders.

Command Console

Weight: 3 tons.
Slots: 1 slot.
Zoom distance: [+5.25]%
Sensor range: [+6.0]%
Time to gather target info: [-20.5]%


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