Since there has been some confusion about the game in the Overwatch Megathread I thought it might be helpful to create the Battleborn Megathread!
Battleborn launches next Tuesday, May 3 for PC, PS4 and XB1. It is developed by Gearbox, the creators of the Borderlands franchise. The quick story of the game is that there is one remaining star in the universe and a band of badasses must fight to protect it from being destroyed.
What more do you need for a shooter?
The game will launch with 25 playable heroes.
There will be a Story Mode which will consist of 10 levels/maps, I believe. Each of these can be played solo or co-op with up to 5 total party members. There are two difficulty levels and also a “hardcore” mode which doesn’t allow respawning.
PvP has 3 modes, all 5v5: 1) Capture-and-hold, 2) a MOBA-style where you defend your base from minions while leading your own minions to the enemy, and 3) escorting your minions on a lemming run to the center of the map to score points, team with most points wins
The game has a progression system, both on a global scale and an individual mission scale. During each match (both story mode and PvP) you will level your character from 1 to 10, choosing talents at each new level. Your character resets for each new match. However, the XP you collect also gains that character levels on a global scale, earning skins and such. In addition, your account has a level associated with it as well in order to earn titles, badges, etc. So there are a lot of carrots dangling.
And now it’s time for the videos:
So that’s the quick and dirty on Battleborn. Any questions or comments put them in this thread and I’ll respond with what I know.