An Update to Battleborn is Rolling Out Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Figures that maps that weren’t being played got fixes. Hilarity continues, then.

Oh well.

Guess only thing for me to see is how each individual character’s damage scaling changed their overall damage potential.

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I guess i should mention the update brought on some problems for me. i can no longer play in ‘borderless windowed’ as the game stutters incessantly.
fullscreen works though.

Hey Natsu! Would you mind submitting a ticket at That probably shouldn’t be happening ;P!

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Well, this is a patch for a game that isn’t being played


Well, if you put it that way…

I finally finished the first episodeI am getting a knack for pulling off little combos with Melka… they’re pretty fun.

Which thread should I revive for questions about her, or should I start a new one? It’s more about how loot works in this game, the little treasure boxes all over, crystals, and all that. I got my first set of gear (I think), and I don’t know what do do with it, and I just picked up a bunch of things… I don’t even know where to find or use them. :confused:

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Might have to try this. Had this problem with micro stutters for a while now and always blamed my garbage internet for it …

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In the lobby screen go to the Command menu and the Gear tab, there you’ll find all the loot you gather on your PvE adventures. Drag and drop them into one of the three slots on the left side of the screen to make a gear loadout which you can carry into both PvP and PvE. These items are activated with the shards you collect. Pay attention to the properties of the items, as some have negative effects (in red) that can either help or hinder your character.


Ok, I found the gear, and after pawing at it for a few minutes, figured out how that there are different gear types (not how to rotate it out yet). I went through the same thing with the Destiny Beta… didn’t even know I had a skill tree for like half an hour, but it took another 30 min to figure out how to navigate it. I swear I’m not an idiot. :laughing:

How many gear types are there, and what are their, eh, classifications? I’m gonna paw at this some more until I figure out how to move stuff around.

edit - wait, can you buy more loadout spots? I was going to wait a while to ask about the credit system, but maybe now’s a good time.

This site is your best friend! :blush:


You can find a ton of info here:

Note the maps tab - extremely useful for the Story Ops if you have those and want all the loots.

Edit: Ninja’d by @beya because I was too busy typing extra information. Must. Be. Concise!


I think it’s easier to create a new thread in Battleborn General Discussion. This game has tons of details you can discuss like forever. But while you’re in PVE you don’t need to worry much about learning them as fast as possible. Shoot stuff, have fun.

I’m not sure how keen a group would be on holding my hand for an hour while I fiddle around with the UI trying to figure out what the gear descriptions mean and other stuff. What’s CC stand for? (Seriously - noob level here is over 9000).

That site is a little overwhelming at the moment, though I did figure out (I think) that the color scheme for rarity matches BL2 (though I’m not yet sure that rarity means the gear is better).


@Adabiviak , you’re on the CaH discord right? Just pop in whenever and ask questions or see whoever’s around for a match. Finding groups is hard enough these days as it is.

That seems weird. Some of the gear has stats about CC duration?

I do believe I’ll be playing PvE exclusively.

About currency: there seems to be a few different kinds? Am I missing any here?

  • Blue (cyan?) coins in the UI (are these from the large blue coins that sometimes drop from bosses or lurk in chests?)
  • Gray coins in the UI (are these from the, eh, credit balls in some of the game chests?)
  • Yellow coins in the UI (are these from enemy deaths that decay quickly?)
  • Shards in the game (for building things only?)

This won’t be an issue since you’re going to play PVE. You don’t need a team for PVE, any number of players will do.

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Also buying loadouts, bank space and loot crates.


Thanks for the help!
The normal credits: are these only good for unlocking characters, or can they be used for other things? In this shot, it looks like the characters cost both currency types. Is it both?

What do the yellow numbers mean here (the yellow 60 next to Battleborn, and the lower numbers next to each character)?

What’s a Magnus Pack?

edit - also, some of the gear says, “while shields are depleted”. Does that mean when you don’t have a shield equipped, or you have one equipped but it’s worn completely down? Specifically: does Melka (when she hasn’t picked up a shield) get that bonus constantly?

Better start a new thread “I’m new, million questions!” than keep being off topic here

PS: This is a friendly advice, not a grumpy comment. Welcome to Battleborn! I would have been more than happy to show you around if you were on XBox… :slight_smile:


Comment above you.
DLC characters can be bought with either currency - blue Credits or the yellow Platinum. Both can be earned for free by playing the game, but Platinum can also be bought through microtransactions.

Skins, taunts or helixes you have unlocked for the particular character.

A Platinum-only lootpack that will always drop gear items with a “Flair”. Flairs were recently added to the game and while wearing a gear piece with a flair your character can be seen to wear a hat or horns etc. It’s just cosmetic. Magnus packs also drop premium (marketplace) taunts and skins, as well as three type of skins (120 skins in total, 3 different for each character) that can only be obtained from a Magnus Pack.

A “shield” in this case means the light blue bar above your character’s HP bar on the HUD. Eldrids like Mellka do not have a shield and will not benefit from items that have a secondary effect activated after the shield depletes.

By average, a Battleborn has a 300 point shield. After you take 300 points of damage, your shield is gone and the secondary effect of your item will activate. Shield will start recharging after a while without taking damage.

Not to be confused with an actual shield that some of the tank characters have that you activate by pressing MB2.