BattleTech Update #50 - Backer Keys Are on Their Way

A quick Kickstarter update for Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech informs us that the backer keys have been sent out ahead of the game's April 24, 2018 release and should be arriving to their respective backers shortly. This will allow them to begin pre-loading the game on Monday, April 23rd should they decide to get it through Steam. The update also provides a helpful key-related FAQ and links to the recently released intro cinematic. An excerpt:

We are excited to let you know that we have begun distribution of BATTLETECH game keys into BackerKit accounts!

With over 50,000 Backers, it will take some time for all the keys to be distributed. You will get an email from BackerKit when your key has been delivered into your account so you don’t need to keep checking it. If you go to your account and see a “Pending” message, please be patient.

The game will be available for pre-load on Steam on Monday, April 23rd at 9am PDT but the game WILL NOT unlock until April 24th at 9am PDT. Neither GOG nor Humble will have pre-load available so you’ll need to wait to download the game until April 24th at 9am PDT if you are on those platforms.

All other digital Backer rewards - the Official Soundtrack, Art of BATTLETECH pdf, and codes for in-game rewards - will be delivered to BackerKit accounts in time for launch. You will receive a BackerKit email when that happens and must return to your BackerKit account to retrieve those rewards.

How to Get Your BATTLETECH Key: If you answered your BackerKit survey, your account has been "locked down," and you will find your key in your BackerKit account. The key, codes and digital rewards will remain there in case you ever need to find them again.

Go to
  • Enter the email address you used to back the game into the "Kickstarter Email" box and click on "Get My Survey"
  • When you get the email from BackerKit, follow the link inside to your account Click on "Get Your Digital Rewards"
  • Copy and paste your key into your gaming library of the platform
BETA players: please note that you must retrieve your *new* game key. The Beta *will not* update to the final release version of the game.

If you have trouble with your BackerKit account, please see the FAQ below.

We’re almost there!

Thank you for all your support over the last 2.5 years!