Harebrained Schemes recently released Battletech a new take on translating the legendary tabletop game to PC. A critical and commercial success, Battletech's sizeable fan community immediately set to work taking advantage of how conducive to modding the game is, and already a good number of essential, convenient and useful mods have been whipped up. Here are the best of them.
Battletech Mods - Battletech Enhanced - More Gear More Options
Created by: Mharius
A huge collection of additional gear to be used for BattleMech customization, this mod is a collection of many other, smaller individual mods. Bringing entirely new gear and upgrades, alongside revamped and overclocked version of existing gear in the game, this mod vastly expands your options when it comes to 'mech customization.
Battletech Mods - Battletech Enhanced - Real Hit Chance
Created by: casualmods
A relatively simple mod, but hugely useful nonetheless. Battletech's coding has this quirk where hit chance percentages that the game displays to players is calculated without factoring in to-hit rolls, thus the actual hit chance differs from what is displayed by the game. This discrepancy usually results in easy hits being marked as harder and hard hits marked as easier than they actually are. This mod does not affect hit chances, it simply uses the correct calculation to display percentages.
Battletech Mods - Star League Equipment in relevant Shops
Created by: UndefinedT
This mod adds a low chance for Star League (Lostech) weapons to appear in stores that are in systems with a former Star League presence. These weapons are very expensive, but fittingly powerful. Associated ammo types will always be available when the weapons themselves are available,
Battletech Mods - Lore-Friendly Quickstart
Created by: enneract
If you're coming back for multiple playthroughs of Battletech, chances are the tutorial missions might feel like a drag considering you're now intimately acquainted with the game's mechanics. This mod removes both Coronation Day missions and the Majesty Metals mission from the game, but the intro cutscenes and the conversation aboard the Leopard remain.
Battletech Mods - Civil War Tech - Weapons
Created by: Norinvaux
This mod adds near a dozen civil war (not the American) era weapons to the game, in various tiers. The mod is coded so that the new weapons are also used by the enemy 'mechs, and will appear on late-game enemies. The weapons included in the mod are heavy/light gauss, light/heavy/snub-nose PPC, light machine gun, MRM10/20/30/40, Streak SRM2/4/6 among others.
A game as popular as Battletech, you can bet that the community will produce greater and greater mods over time, and we'll upgrade this list accordingly.