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

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Installing the game through the Epic Games Launcher naturally works, once you got that one working.

What does not

Does not start without any hacks, only gives a black screen. Even with various hacks it won't start for me. 

You don't have too many options to play around with it either, e.g. by using proton, because the game insists to be launched by the Epic Games Launcher.


What was not tested

Everything besides launching the game, since it does not run.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

OS: Ubuntu 19.10
KERNEL: 5.5.9
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
GPU DRIVER: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.0-devel (git-28d36d2 2020-04-13 eoan-oibaf-ppa)
RAM: 32 GB

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 16 20205.6-stagingYes Yes YesBronzeSean McNamara 
CurrentUbuntu 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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mw 5 works!
by Marcel Busse on Monday March 23rd 2020, 8:37
after installing mf- libs the game is a lot slower in linux.
and it crashes a lot during loading times.
best workarround if you play 2 player, connect to host when level is loaded, it loads in then much faster.
RE: mw 5 works!
by Sean McNamara on Tuesday March 24th 2020, 23:15
Multiplayer doesn't work at all for me. I can't join or host any multiplayer game. How did you get it working?
RE: mw 5 works!
by Marcel Busse on Friday April 10th 2020, 8:26
i used lutris.
RE: mw 5 works!
by Mork on Friday June 5th 2020, 18:21
Hm, any chance you could get more specific? I cannot find any pre-configured installation file for this game, which settings do you use to make it work (especially the multiplayer part)? Thanks!
RE: mw 5 works!
by Marcel Busse on Saturday June 6th 2020, 3:49
well it crahes so much at missionstart that im barely able to play it. you have to play some missions before you can multiplayer it. i didnt use any special settings but from what i experienced is that the wine apps run now and after an update they dont. i installed 2x win10 on my pc via kvm.
mw 5 works!
by Marcel Busse on Monday March 16th 2020, 3:48
you have to buy it twice with 2 different accounts if you want it to run on your local network.
runs like a charm on linux. :)