If you’re new to Battleborn or haven’t been keeping up with it, there’s been a lot of changes since the game launched back in May. In fact, today marks one of the biggest content drops since launch. What’s out today, you ask?
In addition to a whole update stuffed with character balancing, adjustments, changes, bug fixes, all-new Spooky hero skins, and more, this pass also includes the first DLC Story Operation, the new Competitive Multiplayer mode Face-Off!
The October Update begins rolling out today at 2:00 PM Pacific. Be sure to tune into the Gearbox Software livestream to check out the new content and changes starting at 3:00 PM Pacific today at twitch.tv/gearboxsoftware.
Keep reading to find out more about these updates, plus all of the changes and content additions to Battleborn over the last several months!
DLC Story Operation
Join the Battleborn hero Attikus as he relives the third Thrall uprising that sparked a revolution within the Jennerit Empire. Play solo as any Battleborn hero or co-op with up to two buddies as you fight your way through the streets and rooftops of the Tempest slums in “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion.”
All five of the upcoming Story Operations are included in the Season Pass and Digital Deluxe editions of Battleborn. If you’re not already on-board for the DLC, each Story Op can be purchased individually for 700 Platinum at the in-game Marketplace.
Check out this post for an in-depth look into the first Story Operation.
Open Beta Players: If you played on PS4 during the Battleborn Open Beta back in April, then you get the first DLC Story Operation “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion” upon release, and a hero key when you purchase the retail version of Battleborn!
New Competitive Multiplayer Mode
The brand new free Competitive Multiplayer Mode, Face-Off, also arrives today in Battleborn! Fight against the enemy team and the invading Varelsi forces in this intense, multi-phase mode.
Hack, slash, blast, and crush your way through Varelsi and pick up the masks they drop. Deposit the masks for points. The first team to 500 wins. Of course killing Varelsi makes them mad. Prepare for the Varelsi to get tougher and boss battles as they attempt to throw a wrench in your plans.
Face-Off is free for everyone who owns Battleborn. Learn more about this new Competitive Multiplayer Mode in this post.
Patch Notes: There have been a number of changes, adjustments, and additions to Battleborn, including removing collision between allied players, character balancing, bug fixes, and adjustments to Story missions just to name a few. Check out the full patch notes here.
Have a scarily fun time with these new Battleborn Spooky Skins! Available later today in the Battleborn in-game Marketplace, these skins for Alani, Deande, Pendles, and Reyna will be the highlight of your monster mash.
What Else is New?
Since Battleborn launched back in May, we’ve been cranking away at new content. So far we’ve released new heroes, more PVP maps, in-game events, and all sorts of hot fixes and adjustments. Below is a quick recap of what’s already been released:
- Three free new heroes — Alani, Pendles, and Ernest — with two more on the way! That brings the total to 30 playable heroes for everyone who bought Battleborn.
- Special experiences like Hardcore Spotlight and Chaos Rumble.
- Broadcaster tools.
- 3 new PVP maps, one for each mode: Monuments (Incursion), Outskirts (Meltdown), and Snowblind (Capture).
- Lore Challenge updates.
- Hero balancing.
- Weekly hot fixes.
- Ongoing matchmaking adjustments.
- Battleborn Marketplace with tons of new skins and taunts.
- Double XP, Double Credits, and Play with the Devs events.
- Shift Codes for skins and loot packs.
Here’s a look at what’s coming up next:
-Two more heroes, bringing the total to 30
-Another new PVP mode
-Early Access to Kid Ultra & Battleborn #30 Early Access, each with a hero key
-DLC 2 Story Operation “Toby’s Friendship Raid”
-DLC 3 — 5 Story Operations
-Each DLC Story Operation release includes new, unlockable skins, taunts, and titles
-More skins and taunts
-Consumable XP Boosters
Take a Deep Dive
If you already own Battleborn, snag the Season Pass to get access to the “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion” today and the next four Story Operations upon release.
New to Battleborn? Dive in with the Battleborn Digital Deluxe edition to get access to “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion,” the next four Story Operations, hero keys to unlock Battleborn 26 — 30, and of course the base game and all of the free content available to everyone who owns Battleborn.
Pick up Battleborn for PS4 in the PlayStation Store.