LIVE - BATTLETECH 1.2.0 Release Notes, MechWarrior Abilities Re-Spec Beta, and More!
Welcome to BATTLETECH 1.2! This release contains a number of quality-of-life improvements and bug fixes, as well as some cool new features. We have also released an overhaul of MechWarrior... Read more
BATTLETECH Update 1.1.0 is Live!
We’re happy to announce that we've just pushed BATTLETECH Update 1.1.0 on Steam and GOG!
This Update is all about giving you more ways to customize your experience, as well... Read more
Important Harebrained Schemes News!
We just announced some big news today and wanted to share it with you personally.
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... Read more
In May of 2015, I emailed Jordan a sketch I'd been working on - the iconic Atlas, looming over a party of nobles and MechWarriors meeting on a snow-swept plain.... Read more
BATTLETECH Keys Are On Their Way!
We are excited to let you know that we have begun distribution of BATTLETECH game keys into BackerKit accounts!
With over 50,000 Backers, it will take some time for all... Read more
Countdown to Zero Hour!
MechWarriors of Backer Company!
High Command has confirmed deployment and WE ARE GO FOR LAUNCH on April 24, 2018 at 9am PT.
Backer Company will retrieve their keys from BackerKit... Read more
Battle Stations! This is not a drill!
Listen up, MechWarriors!
Over two years ago, our forces launched Operation Alpha Strike, a coordinated effort to bring turn-based tactical ‘Mech combat back to PC gaming and to return BattleTech... Read more
Happy New Year Everyone!
We’re excited to report that the team hit their end-of-the-year goals and are on track for a great launch this year. While we don’t have a... Read more
Official Multiplayer Backer Beta Is LIVE!
After weeks of gathering data from our Double-Secret Multiplayer Beta and more weeks of revising our network architecture to allow the Global BattleTech Community to easily play together, we are... Read more
A First Look at the Campaign and a Production Update!
Hey everyone, Mitch here!
Last week we did a press tour with our friends at Paradox to spread the word about BATTLETECH. Mike and I flew to San Francisco to... Read more
Gen Con, Gamescom, and a trip to Red City
Hey Backers, we just wrapped up two great conventions - Gen Con in Indianapolis and Gamescom in Cologne - so we thought a small update was in order, along with... Read more
Skirmish Beta Update is LIVE! And the Double-Secret Multiplayer Beta Test Is LIVE, Too! And Gen Con 50!!!
Happy Update Day, y’all!
The update to our Single-Player Skirmish Backer Beta is live on Steam right now and your game should automatically update in your Games Library with... Read more
A Skirmish Beta Update is Coming! A Double-Secret Multiplayer Beta Test Is Coming, Too! And a Launch Window Update!
Skirmish Beta Update This Week
Great news! An update to our Single-Player Skirmish Beta is coming later this week (we’ll send out another Kickstarter Update when it’s live).... Read more
Beta & E3 Reactions, Beta HotFix Incoming, and More!
Thanks to all our Backer Beta participants for the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the BATTLETECH single player skirmish mode release! We really appreciate all the great feedback you’ve given in... Read more
Backer Beta Incoming!
With swirling heads, sweaty palms, and soaring hearts, we are pleased to announce that the BATTLETECH Kickstarter Backer Beta is ready, and keys will start arriving later today!
Distributing... Read more
Important Backer Beta Info
Thanks for all the kind words about our last Kickstarter Update and gameplay video - seeing your reactions and excitement means the world to us, especially when we're... Read more
Beta Date! Gameplay Video! New Partnership! Exclamation Points!!!
Hey everyone, Mitch here.
I’m happy to tell you that our Kickstarter Backer Beta is on track for release on June 1st.The game’s looking good, playing well, and... Read more
Fresh Screenshots & Novella #2 Delivered!
Hey y'all, Mitch here!
On behalf of the whole team, thank you for the overwhelming show of support and positive energy we received after our last update. We deeply appreciate... Read more
Backer Beta Delayed
Greetings MechWarriors! Klimecky back again with important news about our Backer Beta. A series of unfortunate events prevents us from hitting our target release date and, as promised in our... Read more
Backer Beta Info! Novella #1 Delivered! Another Livestreamed Q&A! And More Merch!
Klimecky here. We have good news for you - we're targeting March 15th as our Beta launch date. (As you'll recall, Beta access was a Kickstarter Reward for... Read more
Can You Say Melee? How About Merch? Anyone Want a Production Update?
Mitch here, back again with our final update of 2016. It’s a long one, so smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em....
Man, what a whirlwind of activity in our little... Read more
Introducing the Main Characters of our Mercenary Story + Merch, MechCon, & More...
Hey everyone, Mitch here!
Wow, it’s December already! It’s shocking how time flies when you throw yourself into making video games and I think I can speak for the whole... Read more
A Quick Dev Update and a Special Peek Behind the Curtain with Classic BattleTech Artist Duane Loose
Happy Anniversary, MechWarriors!
Can you believe that it was one year ago today that you funded our Kickstarter Alpha Strike in 53 minutes, raising over $1,000,000 in just 24 hours?... Read more
Post-GenCon #SuperPreAlpha Demo Debrief!
Wow, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind of nerves and activity and emotions... but it was all incredibly worth it to see everyone’s excitement about the pre-alpha demo,... Read more
A “Super-Pre-Alpha” First Look at BATTLETECH Combat - And It’s Playable at GenCon! Plus a New Late Backer Opportunity!
BATTLETECH Heraldry Set and Jacket Update
Hey Backers, this is Brian again, Ops Director here at HBS. I have a quick update for Backers at the Noble House pledge level ($125) and up who will be... Read more
Campaign Setting Details!
Hey folks, Mike here again - we’ve got another big ol’ Lore update for you guys today, this time focused on the region of space the game’s single-player campaign will... Read more
BATTLETECH Rewards Update
Hey All! This is Brian, Ops Director here at Harebrained Schemes. I’ve taken on the task of manufacturing the Noble House Heraldry Sets and MechWarrior Flight Jacketsbut, before we... Read more
Prototyping Turn Order
Hey Everyone! Jordan here!
In this update I’d like to talk about our turn order design for the game - how we handle turn-based moving and shooting. We’ve been following... Read more
Customizable DropShip Home Base Details!
Mike here again, with news from the BATTLETECH development front. In this update, we’ll get up close and personal with the DropShip that you’ll get to use and... Read more
Quick & Hairy Announcement! 6 Beards Will Enter, Only 3 Beards Will Leave!
We know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to find out all the details of the last Backer Mission Reward - The BattleTech Beard-Off - and the wait is... Read more
BackerKit Lockdown and Delivery of Add-Ons!
We’ve been back from our holiday break for a couple weeks, welcomed some new team members, and are prototyping like the wind! We’ll have some meaty information about the game... Read more
An End-of-Year BATTLETECH Dev Update! (Plus a BackerKit Reminder!)
Hey, BATTLETECH Backers!
Mike here - now that the dust has settled from the finale of our incredible Kickstarter campaign last month, I want to give everyone a short update... Read more
The BATTLETECH BackerKit Invitations are on their way!
We are excited to announce that we have transferred all Backer pledges to our pledge management tool, BackerKit. We know that we have a lot of Backers who have not... Read more
Final Total $2,865,422! All Hail Our BATTLETECH Backers!
Including PayPal, our final Kickstarter total is a whopping $2,865,422 and you’ve unlocked ALL FOUR FUNDING STAGES. Incredible!
What an amazing month of excitement around BattleTech.We are deeply appreciative... Read more
OBJECTIVE COMPLETE: Stage 4 - PVP Multiplayer Unlocked!
Wow! In just over a month, you have managed to fund ALL of the features and content in our BATTLETECH Kickstarter Campaign.
Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!
So what happens... Read more
Our FINAL 48 HOURS UPDATE Featuring the LAST Bonus Backer Mission! Blood & Sand: The Arenas of Solaris VII! And… a Love Letter from Jordan!
Our LAST Bonus Backer Mission!
Okay, MechWarriors, listen up! We’ve got only hours left to go, and we want you to unlock as many Backer Mission Rewards as possible. With... Read more
New Add-Ons! A Timeline of the Inner Sphere! And Another Backer Mission Reward Unlocked!
Here’s a little surprise for our FINAL WEEKEND- some new Add-Ons!
We’ve added THREE hi-res, poster-sized digital ‘Mech Blueprints for you to download and print for your wall. (Up to... Read more
Legendary ‘Mechs & MechWarriors Funded! Check Out This In-Engine Visual Exploration! And a Peek Behind the Curtain with Artist Maury Weiss
Huzzah! The Global BattleTech Community has achieved our penultimate funding goal of Legendary ‘Mechs and MechWarriors - putting Stage 4 PVP Multiplayer within sight! (We'll have a bit more to... Read more
Happy Halloween Week! Bonus Backer Missions Galore! And Prepare for the Final 48 Hours!
Happy Halloweek, MechWarriors! We’ve been getting in the Halloween spirit here at HBS, complete with BATTLETECH pumpkins!
The Global BattleTech Community has been knocking those Backer Missions out of the... Read more
Alcohol-Fueled Live Stream Unlocked! And a Peek Behind the Curtain at The Sartorial Designer!
The BATTLETECH Kickstarter campaign had a strong weekend. We added over 500 new Backers bringing our total number above thirty thousand! And so far, we have over 500 folks talking... Read more
Customizable Home Base Unlocked! It Might Be Humble - But It's Home! And… Another Backer Mission Reward Unlocked!
Well, that was fast! Thanks to your generous support (and our new INITIATE OF THE ORDER reward level), we’ve unlocked the Customizable Home Base funding goal. HUZZAH!
It Might Be... Read more
Marauders and Warhammers and Reward Levels, OH MY!
We’re ridiculously excited to announce that thanks to our friends at Piranha Games, we’re adding two reimagined classic BattleMechs from the original boardgame to our BATTLETECH game -... Read more
Bonus Backer Mission Goal Hit! Backer Mission Reward This Friday! And a Peek Behind the Curtain at Our Friend From Catalyst!
In case you missed our last update on Saturday, the Global BattleTech Community has unlocked the Stage 3 Expanded Mercenary Campaign! Woo hoo! We’re excited that you’ll be able to... Read more
Another Victory for the Global Battletech Community - Stage 3 Expanded Mercenary Campaign Unlocked!
Once again MechWarriors, Harebrained Schemes High Command salutes you!
Today marks the next stage of our campaign to deliver an authentic turn-based BattleTech experience to the PC - the unlocking... Read more
AMA with Mike Starting NOW!
Mike's AMA on Reddit is starting in just a few minutes - so head on over to hang out with Mike and ask your questions! Since he’s a much newer... Read more
New Digital Add-Ons, Jordan’s Next Bonus Backer Mission, and Another Peek Behind the Curtain
Thanks to our friends at Catalyst Game Labs, we’re adding a big ol’ pile of BattleTech tabletop game supplements as digital add-ons. Even if you don’t play the... Read more
You Have Some Nice Stuff, A Peek Behind the Curtain at our Lead Engineer, and If It Ain’t Broke, You Didn’t Try Hard Enough
This week’s Bonus Backer Mission is to share your BattleTech collections with the hashtags #myBTstuff and #BATTLETECH. We’ve already gotten a bunch of incredible submissions, have unlocked two points,... Read more
Jordan's Next Weekly Bonus Mission!
Wow, the Global Battletech Community really came through in full force for our FIRST WEEKLY BONUS MISSION! The team loved seeing you tweet your favorite #BTmemory stories. Here are a... Read more
Funding Goal Unlocked! A Reward Level Gets a New Option! Flight Jacket Update!
The march towards our next major objective: STAGE 3 - The Extended Mercenary Campaign, continues! Today, our valiant heroes unlocked our next Funding Goal: 3D MechWarrior Portrait Customization!
Thanks... Read more
Another Funding Goal Hit! Two New Backer Mission Rewards Unlocked! Update About Add-Ons! And Some Stage 3: Expanded Mercenary Campaign Talk!
Wow! Our Kickstarter is only 3 days old and you’ve already hit our next Funding Goal. Thanks to your generous support, we’re able to add voice acting to the game! ... Read more
The Kickstarter Invasion Continues... Plus a Little #TBT!
Well THIS was a nice way to start our day. Since our last update, you’ve unlocked two more funding goals for STAGE 2!
We’re really excited about our next funding goal:
- ... Read more
Operation Alpha Strike Mission Results - Decisive Victory!
MechWarriors of the Inner Sphere, Harebrained Schemes High Command salutes you!
That was a truly astounding first day of backing and we are awed that in one 24 hour period... Read more
ALPHA STRIKE SUCCESSFUL!!!
>>>DISPATCH FROM HBS_HIGH COMMAND:
>>>ALPHA STRIKE A SUCCESS. FUNDED IN 53 MINUTES.
>>>MAINTAIN SUPPRESSION FIRE.
>>>CALL IN FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR REINFORCEMENTS.
GO! GO! GO!