UPDATE, AUGUST 28: The stable build of Battletech 1.2.0 is now available via Steam!
With the developers of Battletech preparing to release the much-touted Update 1.2.0 for the game, you might be wondering if there was a way for you to give the upcoming content update a whirl before it's officially out and about. If that is the case, you're in luck!
Update 1.2.0 will mark a significant improvement in not only core functionality of Battletech, far as bugs and such technical issues are concerned, but the developers have also made sure to focus on quality-of-life tweaks and additions, so as to make the game more user-friendly.
For example, the game's Combat Morale system has now been retrofitted into 'Resolve', which is a more consistent and simpler mechanic to get a grasp of, and does not make the game easier than it used to be. Moreover, one of the most important changes is the much-improved save game management system, which is sure to be a boon for many players.
Worth noting is that Update 1.2.0 is currently only available via Steam's Beta functionality and that you'll have to opt into the 'public_beta' branch if you want to give it a whirl before the official release.
Battletech 1.2.0 Title Update Highlights
The entirety of Update 1.2.0's changelog can be found on Battletech's Paradox subforum, but a number of highlights ought to be mentioned all the same:
-players using the Custom Campaign options introduced in 1.1 can now take advantage of a new 'Prologue Skip' setting
-combat 'Morale' system in the campaign has received a significant overhaul
-Memorial Wall added to Argo
-save game management system improvement
-brand new events to discover during playthroughs
Battletech is currently at a 17% discount on Voidu, which comes out at €33.19 when all is said and done. If you're interested in playing this rather phenomenal turn-based mech strategy, you might want to make use of the deal.