2K has revealed new features for Battleborn including new Competitive Multiplayer mode maps, the next character Pendles’s release date, and exciting new Broadcaster Tools.
2K and Gearbox Software announced this morning that Alani, the first of five new free playable characters for Battleborn will release on May 31st on all platforms and May 24th for both Season Pass holders and PlayStation 4 Open Beta participants. Additionally, this weekend Gearbox and 2K are hosting a Battleborn Double XP event, running from Friday, May 20th at 8am PDT to Wednesday, May 25th at 8am PDT, for players to earn twice the experience points from all Story Mode episodes and Competitive Multiplayer matches.
Battleborn is amalgamation of games that has elements of MOBAs, role-playing games, and first-person shooters that does a lot, but all of it well enough to enjoy and be able to sink enormous amounts of time into. Gearbox Software knows how to make a character-driven game, and it is no different with Battleborn. In fact, the game is an extravaganza of a showcase, as the game is overrun with characters with unique personalities and individual traits. This, coupled with a fun campaign missions and unique multiplayer makes this one of the more positive multiplayer experiences I’ve had.
I was invited to see Gearbox Software’s Battleborn, which is a new IP for them. I was given a 15-minute video presentation, followed by a hands-on demo. Not really knowing much of the game beforehand, I didn’t know what to make of the game. Coming out of it, I was very happy with what Gearbox is doing with this.