Last week I introduced you to the Jenner class in MechWarrior Online, a light, agile class that still packs a punch. This week I'm featuring the Atlas class, which, as an armour and weapon heavy class, serves as the complete opposite of the Jenner.
The Atlas weighs 100 tons vs the 35 ton Jenner, and sports twice as many weapons. To put it in perspective, it "boasts a small mech's weight in armour, and two small mechs worth of weaponry".
- The Left Torso contains your LRM 20, perfect for indirect fire, as well as an SRM 6 for added close-in punch
- The Left and Right Arms each contain a Medium Laser
- The Centre Torso contains an additional two Medium Lasers
- The Right Torso contains your go-to weapon, the AC/20
To be effective with the Atlas, you'll need formidable command and knowledge of heat management, weapon grouping, and weapon ranges. Even at your best, though, you're still vulnerable to the much more swift Jenner.