MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

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This is the latest version available via the Epic Games Launcher, which is the exclusive distributor of MW5 Mercs on PC for 1 year from its release in late 2019.

Application Details:

Version: Epic Games Launcher
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.6-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The single-player campaign, single-player instant action, the options menu, mech designer, online player friends list.

The real challenge in installing MW5 Mercs is getting Epic Games Launcher to work. The workarounds for that are already posted at

What does not

Cutscenes do not work out of the box without the Media Foundation install.

Multiplayer does not connect. It says "Connecting to server" then
times out and returns to the main menu. Others cannot join your
multiplayer games, and you can't join others. This is true for both
Instant Action and the campaign. Multiplayer used to work, but a patch
to MW5 broke multiplayer under Wine.

As of now, I do not have any workarounds for getting multiplayer to work again.


Cutscenes work again by using mf-install from

I play MW5 using DXVK installed via winetricks. DXVK 1.5.4 is what I tested with. The performance is superb.
DXVK does not work well with the DirectX rendering mode of Epic Games
Launcher. Fortunately, you can run EpicGamesLauncher.exe with the
-opengl flag to use a builtin native Windows OpenGL renderer, which
works correctly in my testing.

What was not tested

Joysticks/controllers other than keyboard and mouse.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20205.6-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeSean McNamara 
ShowUbuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20205.6-stagingYes No NoGarbageMork 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 07 20205.0Yes Yes YesBronzeSean McNamara 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
48696 MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries - Multiplayer doesn't connect UNCONFIRMED View

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