Here’s Piranha Games showing us more impressive content that is included in their upcoming game (which is currently in closed Beta) MechWarrior Online. In this case, it’s a new map in the game, but it’s not just a change of scenery, the gameplay is vastly altered from more neutral weather and terrain conditions. In the Frozen City, the ground is slippery, and visibility can be low, so using thermal sensors is often more ideal than just using your eyes.
Not only that, the cold temperatures in this location actually serve to keep your ‘Mech cooled down more efficiently, meaning that energy-based weapons such as lasers would be easier to use in an environment such as this. On the flip side, we could see locations in the future which involve very hot temperatures which would render traditional ballistic weaponry more suitable.