UPDATE 3: Due to all the recent confusion and shenanigans we're going to extend the Vanguard Initiative offer an additional 12 hours. You have until 11:59 PM PST (GMT -8) to get in on the deals.
UPDATE 2: All Vanguard Initiative items (camos, thrusters, drone) will become account-bound (meaning they'll be available on any mech you own) when our system is ready to support that functionality. Until that time, they will be bound to the Cupcake mech.
UPDATE 1: In thanks for all of your patience, will be sending out *two* codes for each XP and HAWKEN credits boost you get with your purchase. These codes will be redeemable at your leisure. We will be sending the codes to the email you supplied us when you made your purchase. No bonus will activate automatically at the start of Open Beta.
Above is the Cupcake Mech that Ensigns, Lieutenants, and Commanders in The Vanguard Initiative will find in their garage at Open Beta December 12.
The Vanguard Initiative bundles will be going away on December 6 at noon PST (-8 GMT)! If you were debating picking it up, now is the time to decide!
To help with your decision we've put together a bit more information about the packages. If you have additional questions you can check out our Vanguard Initiative Support FAQ or ask here in the forums
The Cupcake is a Heavy class mech, she's fully loaded and ready for battle. Cupcake arrives with the following gear and exclusive chassis:
Special Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Ability: Artillery Turret
Primary Weapon 1: Rev-GL
Alternate Primary Weapon 2: Heat Cannon
Max Level Unlockable Weapon: Point-D Vulcan
Offense Item: HE Grenade
Support Item: Hologram
Offensive Internal: Explosive Munitions
Defensive Internal: Heat Resistant Armor
Functional Internal: Fuel Canisters
Commanders will also find the exclusive PY-R0 H0G Repair Drone waiting for action. Look at that little monster! It's so adorable and helpful!
Your camo will be bound to the Cupcake mech. If you have purchased a Lieutenant or Commander package, you will also have the option of the lower rank camos as well.
In the future, we plan to make the camo account-bound, rather than mech-bound. What this means is you'll be able to put these camos on a different mech in your garage!
(from left to right: Ensign, Lieutenant, Commander)
Emblems will not be available at the start of Open Beta, but they are coming soon! They are intended to be displayed on your in-game and HAWKEN forum profiles.
Finally, as a thank you for your understanding and support, we're granting everyone that purchases the Vanguard Initiative a special PY-R0 BURN thruster for the Cupcake Mech!
Remember, if you are part of our Closed Alpha or Beta events none of your current inventory, rank, or HAWKEN Credits or Meteor Credits will carry over into Open Beta.
You will be getting codes for double the bonus associated with your bundle via the email associated with your purchase.
Time is limited, pilots. You only have until December 6 at 11:59 PM PST (GMT -8) to join The Vanguard Initiative and enjoy all these benefits that come with rank!
Team HAWKEN is excited to welcome everyone to our Open Beta on December 12. We're especially grateful to everyone that has supported us. You are why we do it and we're so thankful to you for helping us make HAWKEN a game we all love!