Shrapnel (magazine)

This article is about the digital BattleTech magazine. For the 1988 BattleTech print anthology, see Shrapnel (anthology).
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The Official BattleTech Magazine
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Type Magazine
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Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 15 June 2020


Shrapnel (subtitle: The Official BattleTech Magazine) is an electronic and Print-on-demand magazine dedicated to the BattleTech franchise, intended as a spiritual successor to both the older BattleTechnology print magazine and the shuttered subscription-based BattleCorps fiction website, among others. It was first announced as a nonexclusive stretch goal during the 2019 Clan Invasion crowdfunding campaign, and the stretch goal was achieved; CGL thereby committed to producing at least four issues of the magazine.

The first issue was released to backers of the crowdfunding campaign on 28 May 2020 through a download link; it was made available to the general public in the following month including a Print-on-demand (PoD) option.


Shrapnel was explicitly stated to be fully canonical for the BattleTech universe. This is a notable exception from the current definition of canon for BattleTech, which states that previous magazines are not counted among the canon sources by default.