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BATTLETECH Heavy Metal Next Month

A new Heavy Metal expansion is coming to BATTLETECH on November 21st, announces Paradox, who say this will add eight new mechs to the Windows, macOS, and Linux turn-based strategy game. Word is this will be sold separately, but it is part of the Season Pass for those who already own one. Here's a Don Felder-free Announcement Trailer, and here's word:
Heavy Metal adds a massive amount of new gameplay options to the world of BATTLETECH, including seven classic ‘Mech designs from the original BATTLETECH board game and an additional ‘Mech designed exclusively for this expansion. Players can also look forward to eight new weapons systems to destroy their foes in unique ways, along with a brand new Flashpoint mini-campaign.

Key Features:

  • One Original and Seven Classic BattleMechs: Seven classic ‘Mechs from BATTLETECH’s 35-year legacy make their triumphant return along with the first completely new ‘Mech designed exclusively for this expansion. Each classic ‘Mech comes with unique equipment that reflects the flavor and lore of the original board game.
  • Eight Game-changing New Weapon Systems: Eight all-new weapon systems can be utilized to destroy even the most formidable opponents in a wide variety of unique ways. The ‘Mech Mortar is the first AOE weapon in BATTLETECH and can destroy multiple units at once, while the new COIL Beam generates more energy the further the attacker travels before firing, a perfect fit for light ‘Mechs.
  • New Flashpoint Mini-Campaign: Come face-to-face with two legendary characters from BATTLETECH lore - the Bounty Hunter and the Black Widow of Wolf’s Dragoons. A derelict cargo ship has drifted into the Periphery from deep space; what secrets does it contain, and who will ultimately control its mysterious payload?

“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,” said Mitch Gitelman, BATTLETECH Game Director and co-founder of Harebrained Schemes. “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.”

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4. Re: BATTLETECH Heavy Metal Next Month Oct 20, 2019, 11:25 GothicWizard
 
edaciousx wrote on Oct 20, 2019, 03:26:
seems like the game has gone off cannon with the addition of clan weapons... what a bummer.

If you want to be a no fun purist that's fine, just don't buy it. The rest of us can't wait!
 
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3. Re: BATTLETECH Heavy Metal Next Month Oct 20, 2019, 07:36 Bumpy
 
This game was fun for ~30 hours then everything gets too repetitive and predictable.

I really disliked the cartoon story theme too. It just doesn't seem right in a 'sim'.
 
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2. Re: BATTLETECH Heavy Metal Next Month Oct 20, 2019, 03:26 edaciousx
 
seems like the game has gone off cannon with the addition of clan weapons... what a bummer.  
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1. Re: BATTLETECH Heavy Metal Next Month Oct 19, 2019, 19:25 Dirwulf
 

What about Sammy Hagar?
 
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