What you need to know

  • BATTLETECH is a strategy game, placing players in charge of powerful war machines called BattleMechs.
  • An expansion called Battletech: Heavy Metal has been announced.
  • This expansion brings eight new heavy mechs, as well as a new mini-campaign.
  • You can grab BATTLETECH on Steam.

Developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Paradox Interactive, BATTLETECH is a turn-based strategy game that has you take control of a mercenary unit, outfitted with war machines called BattleMechs. Paradox has announced that BATTLETECH has a new expansion coming.

Titled BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal, this expansion is bringing eight new mechs, seven of which longtime fans will recognize as designs from the original, classic board game. There's also eight new weapon systems, one of which, the Mech Mortar, is the first weapon capable of destroying multiple units at a time. Finally, this expansion is bringing a new mini-campaign. This campaign will force players to face two different legendary characters: the Bounty Hunter and the Black Widow of Wolf's Dragoons. You can check out the trailer for this expansion below:

Mitch Gitelman, BATTLETECH Game Director and co-founder of Harebrained Schemes, stated that "Heavy Metal brings a greater level of diversity to BATTLETECH by including eight new 'Mechs and a variety of devastating weapon systems that will change the way players destroy their opponents." On the campaign, Mitch said "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."

The BATTLETECH: Heavy Metal expansion will be available for $20 USD and it is currently set to release on November 21, 2019. This expansion is included in the season pass, so if you've already bought that, you're good to go.