Meteor and Adhesive Games have now added a platform of locally hosted dedicated servers for Australian participants of the Hawken closed beta test
to get their low-latency mech-combat action on --a gift similarly bestowed upon Asian players with local servers now also available in Japan and Singapore (thanks Gloth).
Closed beta players can access these servers by selecting "Australia" from the region drop down box in the game's multiplayer matchmaking menu.
A limited number of Hawken closed beta keys are still up for grabs here on AusGamers
(while stocks last), ahead of the free-to-play open beta launch on December 12 2012.