The open beta for MechWarrior Online begins next week, according to Piranha Games — who should know, really, as it is their game. Over at their site they’ve gone into some of the new items and features the beta will bring.
First is the Camo Spec, which will allow the player to customise the base skin of their mech, along with up to three colours. As well as customising the outside, you will be able to personalise the inside of your mech with some sweet decorative items like fuzzy dice or the hula girl. Finally, by December, players will be able to attach their own decals. Pre-made affairs at first, but soon after players will be able to create and attach their own pieces of art for the mech-world to see.
Source: MechWarrior Online