BattleTech: Flashpoint Now Available
Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes have officially launched Flashpoint, the first expansion to BattleTech. Now available on PC for $19.99/£15.49/€19.99 or as part of the season pass or the BattleTech Mercenary Collection, Flashpoint adds up to thirty hours of new content in the form of Flashpoints. Flashpoints are short, branching quest lines that feature high stakes — such as no healing between deployments and restricted weight for mechs — and unique rewards. Also new to the expansion are three new types of mechs, a new mission type, and a new biome.
Alongside the release of Flashpoint comes the 1.3 patch, which adds new features for all players. Career Mode begins players in a random system and tasks them with surviving as long as they can without the big payout of story missions. The patch also rebalances the reputation system, certain MechWarrior abilities, adds cameos from legendary MechWarriors, and new contracts.