One of the things you can spend your shards (currency) on in Battleborn is turrets. This feature was shown for like 5 seconds in the gameplay demonstration but this didn’t stop me to dive into the subject.
For the Long story with some speculation yo can check my Battleborn tower defense blog , but for here ill keep it short:
Around three quarters of the gameplay demonstration you could see Oscar Mike building a turret on a construction pad. When first seeing this with my Borderlands set of mind i found this turret building a useless feature to spend your money on. But some time has passed since that moment and after rethinking about this event i think it’s something that can grow big. With Borderlands 2 you placed your turret as Axton and after 30 seconds you would be in the next area, not really a something you would spend money on. But you also didn’t need the Moxxitales in The Pre-sequel unless you weren’t a skilled player. Maybe this is the case for the co-op campaign, just that little boost to help you on your way.
But thinking about the 5 vs 5 multiplayer mode i think these turrets can make all the difference during a gameplay session. If the moba like mode that game informer got to play has some sort of control points (choke points) that can be “captured” by building turrets i think these turrets can really shine and add some strategy to the game.
I took a screenshot from the gameplay demonstration and added some visuals. Currently i know of 3 different turrets that you can build.
- Standard turret (cost: 800 shards)
- Healing station
- Minion Spawn point
in a interview i heard that more turrets will be available in the game but are still unveiled yet. What do you think about these turrets and what would you like to see ?