Take command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.
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May 2

BATTLETECH: What's Next?

First of all, to our Backers and new players alike - thank you for your incredible outpouring of love and support last week following the launch of BATTLETECH, and for sharing so many of your amazing game experiences with us. As a small developer, these stories mean the world to us. It's why we do this.

From the heartfelt reactions of our Backers, to the kind words from reviewers, to the epic marathons on YouTube, to the hysterical reactions on Twitch, to the goofy memes floating through social media, this week has been a whirlwind and we are thrilled to be on this ride with you.

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We could easily fill this entire post and more just rounding up press and fan reactions to the game - but we'd rather talk about what's next. From the start of this project, we've viewed launch not as the end of the road, but as the birth of a living product. Over the course of development, you might recall that we often answered speculative questions about post-launch features or content with, "in success, all things are possible."

Well - thanks to you, this is the success we hoped for. And many things are now possible! We're working with Paradox on a roadmap for the next year of BATTLETECH development. This will include regular bugfixing, quality-of-life improvements, and free Updates adding new features to the game. Here's a look at the next few months of that roadmap.

****BATTLETECH Post-Launch Roadmap****

1. Compatibility / Performance Investigations
Our launch last week wasn't perfect. A subset of players are experiencing hardware/system compatibility and performance issues that our team is working hard to investigate. Solutions for critical issues are always our top priority, and will be released as soon as they're available and tested. Typically, we will release patches to our public_beta branch on Steam for a few days for testing before we push them to the default branch.

On that note - last Friday we released our first patch to the public_beta branch for testing. Today, that 1.0.1 Patch went live - you can read the full changelog here. We expect to release more patches to public_beta in the coming days and weeks.

2. General Bugfix (Late May)
We expect to release at least one general bugfix/improvements patch later in May.

3. Localization (French, German, Russian) and Linux support
These are both Kickstarter commitments and high priorities for our post-launch roadmap. (Along with a couple other Kickstarter commitments that didn't make it in for launch.) We don't have a more precise ETA yet for these items but will update you as soon as we do.

4. Update #1: Customization & Player Options (June/July)
We're already beginning work on our first larger free Update to BATTLETECH. This Update is all about customization and reacting to common pieces of feedback that we've received from you on the game. Here's a list of items we're currently looking at for Update 1 this summer:
  • Accelerated combat options - We're working on options for players who would like to accelerate the pace of combat missions.

  • MechWarrior customization - We know that many players would like to change the appearance, callsign, name, and voice of all their MechWarriors, not just their Commander. This didn't make it in for launch but we'll be adding it in Update 1.

  • Granular difficulty settings - A set of discrete options for players to customize the challenge level of the game in different areas.

  • MechLab / Store / Salvage quality-of-life improvements - Interface additions to reduce friction when buying and salvaging new items.

  • Tutorial-skip option - Allowing players who have already played the prologue missions to skip those missions when starting a new campaign, and get right to the Leopard.

  • Addressing difficulty spikes - We'll be working on smoothing out some issues with unexpectedly hard (or easy) content. Not to remove all difficulty variance, but to address clear outliers.

  • Live-streaming quality-of-life improvements - Audio persisting when alt-tabbed, for example.
It's important to note that the exact contents of Update 1 may shift during development. Please consider these general directions and priorities. We'll post a more detailed and updated list of what's in the Update closer to its release.

5. More BATTLETECH!
The above is just the beginning! We'll be continuing with more free Updates after Update 1, and we'd also love to release a larger paid content Expansion or two - but right now we're staying focused on bugfixes and immediate reactions to launch feedback. With your support, we could not be more excited to continue making BATTLETECH even bigger and better.

Thank you,
HBS
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April 24

Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal. BATTLETECH is HERE!


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Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal. BATTLETECH is HERE! Take command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, get BATTLETECH right here:
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Reviews

“Harebrained Schemes has transformed the complexity of the pen and paper BattleTech universe into an incredible game that welcomes veteran and rookie pilots alike.”
95/100 – Gaming Trend

“A deep tactical wargame with strong fundamentals supporting a broadly successful campaign system.”
85/100 – PC Gamer

“A compelling fusion of tabletop maneuvering and characterful campaign progression.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

Digital Deluxe Edition



The Digital Deluxe Edition of BATTLETECH provides intrepid MechCommanders with exclusive access to the game's official soundtrack, insight into the design of BATTLETECH, as well as a variety of additional goodies.

CONTENTS

Digital Soundtrack

Immerse yourself in the brutal universe of BATTLETECH with the game's original soundtrack.

Art Book

A digital art book that gives you a detailed look at the design of BATTLETECH.

Deluxe Avatar & Icon for the Paradox Interactive forums.

Wallpapers

Beautiful 4K artwork from the BATTLETECH universe to decorate your computer desktop.

About This Game



From original BATTLETECH/MechWarrior creator Jordan Weisman and the developers of the award-winning Shadowrun Returns series comes the next-generation of turn-based tactical 'Mech combat.

The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your own mercenary outfit of 'Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war. Upgrade your starfaring base of operations, negotiate mercenary contracts with feudal lords, repair and maintain your stable of aging BattleMechs, and execute devastating combat tactics to defeat your enemies on the battlefield.

COMMAND A SQUAD OF 'MECHS IN TURN-BASED COMBAT

Deploy over 30 BattleMechs in a wide variety of combinations. Use terrain, positioning, weapon selection and special abilities to outmaneuver and outplay your opponents.

MANAGE YOUR MERCENARY COMPANY

Recruit, customize, and develop unique MechWarriors. Improve and customize your dropship. As a Mercenary, travel a wide stretch of space, taking missions and managing your reputation with a variety of noble houses and local factions.

TAKE PART IN A DESPERATE CIVIL WAR

Immerse yourself in the story of a violently deposed ruler, waging a brutal war to take back her throne with the support of your ragtag mercenary company.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR 'MECHS

Use your MechLab to maintain and upgrade your units, replacing damaged weapon systems with battlefield salvage taken from fallen foes.

PVP MULTIPLAYER & SKIRMISH MODE

Customize a Lance of 'Mechs and MechWarriors to go head-to-head with your friends, compete against opponents online, or jump into single-player skirmish mode to test your strategies against the AI.


System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 or AMD® Phenom™ II X3 720
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Windows and Mac versions.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4460 or AMD® FX-4300
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 670 or AMD® Radeon™ R9 285 (2 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Windows and Mac versions.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 775M (2 GB VRAM)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Windows and Mac versions.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.3
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-7700K
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD® Radeon™ Pro 580 (8 GB VRAM)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Multiplayer is compatible between Windows and Mac versions.
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