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Hey MechWarriors and welcome to the official BATTLETECH FAQ!

We heard your request for a FAQ loud and clear and we hope you'll find all your answers covered here!


GENERAL FAQ

Is the game Single player or Multiplayer?
You’ll be able to play the open-ended Single-player Story Campaign, Single Player Skirmish against the AI and 1:1 Multiplayer PvP against your friends.

Will I be able to play multiplayer across gaming platforms?
BATTLETECH's Multiplayer PvP is platform agnostic - meaning PvP matches can be played between Steam/GoG/Humble and Windows/Mac/Linux (when available). It won't be dependent on platform.

Are there Clan ‘Mechs in the game?
The game is set in 3025 so there are no Clans yet, but in success, we plan to move the BATTLETECH timeline forward in later installments.

Why just a lance of 4 ‘Mechs?
We’ve found that around 4 is really a good “sweet spot” for tactical control in a squad-based combat game. Our goal is to deliver a great *squad* combat game, with an emphasis on detailed individual unit control over battlefield numbers.

Will BATTLETECH support different languages?
Only English on launch. However, we have plans to add German, Russian and French post-launch.

Will I be able to mod the game?
HBS offers no official mod support for the game but it is built to allow modding.

What about Steam workshop?
No, there will not be a Steam workshop.

This game looks nice but I want to know more before I put my money down, where can I find more info?
Trailer

BATTLETECH Basics: Combat

BATTLETECH Basics: Mercenary Life

BATTLETECH BASICS: Story

Story Trailer

Developer Streams

Mars 23 Combat Tactics

April 4 The Mechbay

BATTLETECH Dev Q&A

February 14

April 12

Press:

https://www.pcgamer.com/battletech-...l-combat-game-and-an-absorbing-mercenary-sim/

https://www.polygon.com/features/2017/11/29/16712660/battletech-kickstarter-firefly

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/27/battletech-launching-in-april-2018/#more-520779

Still want more? Check out CohhCarnage Pre-Release Let’s Play (Spoiler Alert!)

PURCHASING FAQ

When will Linux be available?
We anticipate updating the game to include Linux in 2-3 months after launch. (Thanks for your patience!)

Is there a non-Steam version?
Yes, BATTLETECH is available on ParadoxPlaza, GOG, and Humble, too.

What do I get if I pre-order on Steam?
The Shadowhawk Pack includes an alternate skin for the formidable Shadowhawk 'Mech plus an exclusive wallpaper, to be delivered at launch.



-So what does the Deluxe Edition get me?
- Artbook
- Soundtrack
- Forum Avatar for the official Paradox Forum
- Wallpaper (4K)




If I pre-order, when will I get my game key?
Keys will be sent through email on release day, a few hours before the official release.

Will there be a pre-load?
YES! We will have pre-load! Starting Monday, April 23, 9am PDT!

BACKER FAQ :

Will I get the Pre-Order Shadowhawk skin and wallpaper, too?
All Backers at the Recruit level and above will ALSO receive the special edition Shadow Hawk skin and wallpaper upon deployment.

When and how do I get my launch key for the release?
All Backers get their digital rewards including launch keys from their BackerKit account. Keys will need to be copied and pasted into your preferred gaming platform.

Use this link to recover your BackerKit account: https://battletech.backerkit.com/

I'm having trouble with BackerKit - what do I do?
Just email info@hbs-studios.com and HBS will help you out.
 
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Updated with the new information regarding PRE-LOAD! Are you guys happy about it?
 

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Yes. That phrasing sort of sounds like you are not happy about it though. It might just be a local usage to the USA, but "Are you happy about it?" sounds like you are angry or irritated. I hope you are not irritated and are having a great day.

Is the Pre-load going to be available on all distribution platforms(Steam, GOG, PDX, etc.)? Will the various deluxe edition goodies and forum code be available immediately with the Pre-load or do we have to wait until the release date for those extras?
Whaaat, no we're all super excited about it! I guess it has a different kind of sound to it here in Sweden :)

The Pre-load is on Steam!