Battletech Adds Eight New Mechs In Heavy Metal Expansion

New expansion offers new mechs.
New expansion offers new mechs. Harebrained Studios

Battletech announced that its Heavy Metal expansion will be launched on November 21. The new expansion is priced at $19.99 and offers eight new Mechs, eight weapons systems, and a Flashpoint mini-campaign.

Battletech revealed that Heavy Metal adds a large amount of new gameplay options. Specific features coming with this expansion include:

  • BattleMechs
    • Seven classic Mechs from Battletech's 35-year legacy make a triumphant comeback.
      • Each classic mech offers unique equipment which reflects both flavor and lore of the original board game.
    • A new mech is offered that has been designed exclusively for this expansion.
  • New Weapon Systems
    • Eight all-new weapon systems are offered that can be utilized to destroy even the most formidable of enemies in a wide variety of unique ways. These include:
      • The Mech Mortar which is the game's first AOE weapon and can destroy multiple units at once.
      • The new COIL Beam generates more energy the further the attacker travels before firing.
  • New Flashpoint Mini-Campaign
    • Meet two legendary characters from Battletech lore - the Bounty Hunter and the Black Widow of Wolf’s Dragoons.
    • The campaign focuses on a derelict cargo ship that has drifted into the Periphery from deep space.
      • Learn about its secrets and who ultimately controls the mysterious payload.

Battletech Game Director and Harebrained Schemes Co-Founder Mitch Gitelman said in a press statement that the expansion offers a greater level of diversity to the game which changes how players destroy their enemies. He went on to say that the "new mini-campaign weaves its way through your mercenary career to the point when you become an elite MechCommander, capable of facing off with two of the most legendary MechWarriors in Battletech history."

This turn-based tactical Mech combat game is based on the original Battletech created by Jordan Weisman. The game is set in the year 3025 with the galaxy being trapped in a cycle of perpetual war that is fought by the different noble houses using large mechanized combat vehicles known as BattleMechs. Players take command of their own group of mercenaries composed of Mechs and Mechwarriors that pilot them. In Battletech, you need to upgrade your base, obtain mercenary contracts with the feudal lords, and make sure to repair and maintain your aging stable of Mechs. You also need to come up with devastating combat tactics in order to destroy opponents on the battlefield.

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