Urban Warfare is the new expansion coming to BATTLETECH in Linux, Mac and Windows PC games. Thanks to Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes. Since they are unveiling details for the next big thing. Which is due to hit BATTLETECH this summer. Pre-orders are live now on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and Paradox.
Urban Warfare brings ‘Mech combat to the cityscapes of 3025. With electronic warfare. Also large scale building destruction. Including environment mechanics. There are even new enemy units and more. Since the urban view will become a battlefield, June 4th.
City combat is center stage in this expansion. While introducing new street features. Such as blocked lines of sight. Since this includes indirect damage rules. And all sorts of new ruin. So weigh the hazards and benefits. But do so before going into urban battle. Since explosions, floods and more await.
With new urban challenges with returning lost tech. Such as new ‘Mechs, vehicles. More encounters and flash points. Also Urban Warfare takes the BATTLETECH experience to gritty heights. Check out the trailer below to get taste.
BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare Announcement (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)
“Urban Warfare delivers one of the biggest ‘Mech combat player fantasies there is. Fighting it out on the streets. And rooftops of epic sci-fi cityscapes,” said Mitch Gitelman, Co-founder of Harebrained Schemes and Game Director of BATTLETECH. “The truth is, we’ve wanted to build city combat settings and gameplay for years. So we’re thrilled to be finally bringing this experience to BATTLETECH.”
- Urban Warfare – Street brawls introduce new tactical gameplay. Creating more challenges as ‘Mech combat evolves. Going from wide open natural landscapes. All to the way to huge urban sprawls.
So now every building in the new urban biome is fully destructible. And you’re never far away from a new line of sight. Or the defensive cover of high rise rubble. Empty explosive fuel trucks. Destroyed coolant exchanger buildings. And even broken electrical transformers. These also disrupt targeting. Which really changes the battle as you go.
- Electronic Warfare – The return of the lost tech in Urban Warfare. Which forever changes the 31st century battlefield. ‘Mechs equipped with Electronic Counter measures (ECM). Which also affect nearby friendly units. Providing cover from enemy targeting systems. These also resist indirect fire.
Meanwhile, ‘Mechs equipped with Active Probe. They reveal, locate and target enemy units. Those that would normally be hidden.
BattleMechs and Enemy Vehicles:
- Two New BattleMechs – The experimental Raven 1X sports an advanced electronic warfare package. While combining ECM and Active Probe systems. Doing so in a light weight component. The Javelin blends both speed and firepower. Which also has close range knockout power.
- New Flashpoints – A wide variety of new branching short stories. These all link together in mercenary missions. Including crew conversations. Plus special events and critical choices. And also rare bonus rewards.
- Three New Enemy Vehicles – The Tank sports a variety of weapons. So you can fight at all ranges with speed and agility. The Packrat is a battlefield support vehicle in Urban Warfare. This is equipped with the testing version of ECM. Also the Rotunda is a survey vehicle. It’s impressive, due to its prototype version of Active Probe.
- New Encounter – Attack and Defend is a challenging new mission type. Where your warriors must destroy an enemy’s base. Working to stop a steady stream of attackers. Doing so before they can beat your forces. And also knock out your employer’s base.
BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare expansion is available for pre-order now. Priced at $19.99 USD. Pre-order on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and Paradox. And it’s also part of the BATTLETECH Season pass. The games available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.