The BattleTech universe is a living, vibrant entity that grows each year as more games, sourcebooks, and fiction are published. A dynamic universe, its setting and characters evolve over time within a highly detailed continuity framework, bringing everything to life in a way a static game universe cannot match.
However, the same dynamic energy that makes BattleTech so compelling can also make it confusing, with so many sourcebooks, novels, games, and so on, published over the years. As people encounter BattleTech, get hooked and start to obtain various products, they need to know where a particular item is best used along the BattleTech timeline.
To help quickly and easily convey the timeline of the BattleTech universe—and to allow a player to easily “plug in” a given game, sourcebook, novel, and so on—we’ve divided BattleTech into six major eras.
Clicking on any Era icon will bring up a more detailed page covering the specifics of a given Era, including recommended reading lists.