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Flashpoints are a special type of mission in Battletech.

Overview[ | ]

Flashpoints are multi-part missions introduced with the Battletech: Flashpoint DLC. Paradox Games described them as such when the DLC was first announced:

"Flashpoints embroil players in the feuds and machinations of the various Great Houses of the Inner Sphere, and are designed to keep even the most hardened mercenary commanders on their toes. In addition to narrative twists and turns, some Flashpoint stories include consecutive deployments in which players can’t repair or heal between missions, while others feature infiltration contracts that restrict the tonnage of deployable BattleMechs."

Flashpoints are available for both Campaign Mode and Career Mode. In Campaign, all Campaign missions must be complete before they become available. In Career, they are available immediately, although it will take a few days of career time before they appear on the Star Map.

The release of the 2nd DLC, Battletech: Urban Warfare, added new flashpoints to the game.

The 3rd DLC, Battletech: Heavy Metal, added a flashpoint campaign. Flashpoint campaign missions will appear on the map in blue instead of yellow.

List of Flashpoints[ | ]

Released with Battletech: Flashpoint

Released with Battletech: Urban Warfare

Released with Battletech: Heavy Metal

Flashpoint table[ | ]

Name Difficulty Star System Employer OpFor Consecutive Deployments Length Unit Tonnage Requirement Lance Tonnage Maximum Notes
Bourbon & BattleMechs 6 Merlin Davion Masons Marauders No Short None Light
Criminal Minds 6 Yuris Liao Pirates Yes Medium None None SDLF Griffin 4N
Davion Alliance 9 Kern Davion Liao Yes Long Light None
Extracurricular Activities 7 Brockway Steiner Davion Yes Short None None
Headhunting 7 New Vallis Davion Flak Jackals No Short None None
Joint Venture 5 Adrar Steiner Liao Yes Short None None Unlocks Hatchetman
Kurita Alliance 9 Horsham Kurita Davion Yes Long None None
Liao Alliance 9 Desolate Plains Liao Davion Yes Long None None
Marik Alliance 9 Sax Marik Liao Yes Long Light None
Operation: Flattened Earth 7 Cavalor Liao Razorback Mercs Yes Medium None None
Steiner Alliance 9 Claybrooke Steiner Marik Yes Long Light Heavy
The Baying of Hounds 7 Viribium Kell Hounds Mercenaries Yes Medium Mixed Mixed
The Defector 8 Itsbur Kurita Liao No Short None None
The Long Hunt 7 Lindsay Kurita Davion Yes Medium None None
The Opportunist 7 Non Diz Davion Pirates Yes Medium None None
The Steel Beast 6 Herotitus Steiner Steel Beast Yes Medium Light None Unique Big Steel Claw mech
Unwelcome Guests 8 Pilpala Marik Steiner No Short None None
White Lies 6 Bellerophon Marik Mercenaries Yes Short None None
A House Divided 6 Mendham House Nakano Pirates No Short None None
Double Agent 5 Flintoft Liao Davion No Short Light None
Hearts and Minds 4 Shaunavon Davion Emerald Dawn No Short Light None
One Man's Trash 4 Glentworth Unknown Mercenaries No Short Light None
Prototype 3 Fagerholm Marik Liao Yes Long Light None Unlocks Raven
Red Hunt 7 Peratallada Kurita Unknown Yes Long None None Requires > 40 Kurita reputation
Siegebreaker 5 Mitchel Liao Steiner Yes Medium Light None
Succession 5 Primus Kurita Red Hare Regiment No Short Light None
Tournament of Champions 4 Cluff's Stand Tournament of Champions Unknown No Short None None
Yang Virtanen's Big Score 5 Electra Self Employed Yang Unknown No Short None None
Of Unknown Origin 4 Tarragona Kurita Unknown No Medium Heavy None
Hunting Season 5 Independence Self Employed
Hourglass 7
Standoff 10