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BattleTech: Heavy Metal PC

Third big expansion to the tactical turn-based strategy BattleTech. Add-on called Heavy Metal introduces a new minicampaign, as well as eight previously unavailable weapon systems and the same number of additional mechs.

This is BattleTech expansion pack.

Strategy | science fiction | Economic | turn-based | tactical | Mechs and robots | multiplayer

PC / Windows
BattleTech: Heavy Metal cover

developer: Harebrained Schemes

publisher: Paradox Interactive

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


Heavy Metal is the title of the third big expansion for BattleTech, a tactical turn-based strategy game from 2018. Like the base version of the game and previous add-ons, the expansion was developed by Harebrained Schemes and published by Paradox Interactive.


BattleTech: Heavy Metal introduces a new mini-campaign, in which the players face two famous characters from the universe: Wolf's Dragoons mercenaries, known as Bounty Hunter and Black Widow. In addition, the expansion enables us to investigate the secrets of a certain transporter wreck that reached the Periphery.


Except for the new missions, BattleTech: Heavy Metal brings eight previously unavailable mechs and weapon systems. The list of the former consists of seven machines known from the BattleTech board game, as well as a completely new construction, designed excelusively for the add-on. Among the latter we can find the first weapon dealing area damage, i.e. a mortar, as well as inferno missiles that increase target's internal heat, disabling them.

Game modes

BattleTech: Heavy Metal can be played alone or in multiplayer mode over the Internet.

Technical aspects

Heavy Metal does not bring any changes in the audiovisuals. As it is non-standlone expansion, it requires the base version of the game to work.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670 / Radeon R9 285 or better, 35 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2105 3.1 GHz / AMD Phenom II X3 720 GHz 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti / Radeon HD 5870 or better, 35 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Flood of Announcements and Trailers from PDXCON 2019
Flood of Announcements and Trailers from PDXCON 2019

news 19 October 2019 17:56

During the PDXCON 2019 event Paradox Interactive went all out. The publisher showed the first trailer of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, and announced a bunch of expansions, such as Hearts of Iron IV: La Resistance, Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations, Stellaris: Federations, Prison Architect - Psych Ward: Warden's Edition and BattleTech: Heavy Metal.

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