This week, we’re celebrating the wide release of Kid Ultra! Over the past week, Season Pass and Digital Deluxe owners have had a chance to play with our favorite support Magnus, and the response has been awesome! If you haven’t had a chance to give Kid Ultra a try, make sure to head to the Marketplace and use your 47,500 credits to unlock him and let us know what you think.
Kid Ultra has been a huge passion project for the entire Battleborn team. The character has evolved a great deal over the course of development, and we couldn’t be happier with the warm reception he’s received from the community. If you missed our Kid Ultra Reveal Stream, be sure to go back and check out our discussion of his progression into the LLC support Magnus that everyone knows and loves today.
Speaking of new content and streams, we’ll be back at it again today on the Gearbox Twitch Channel. Battleborn’s second Story Operation, Toby’s Friendship Raid, is almost here and we’ve got all sorts of new details and info to share with you! New Media Manager Elisa Meléndez will be joined by Creative Director Randy Varnell and Design Director Brian Thomas to tell you everything you need to know about Toby’s Friendship Raid. Grab your spot in the chat 3pm PT (6pm ET) and be ready to discover the true meaning of friendship. While you’re at it, follow our Twitch channel and you’ll be instantly entered to win a highly coveted PAX MEGA Code!
Our last note for this week is that we’re extending Chaos Rumble through the weekend! We want to make sure everyone gets to play Kid Ultra as much as possible over the weekend, so we’re extending it through Monday at 8am PT (11am ET). Not only that, but we’ll flipping the ol’ Double XP switch this weekend as well, so get to work on leveling up! Double XP will run from Friday at 8am PT to Monday at 8am PT.
In addition to this week’s hot fixes, we wanted to briefly touch on something that people have been asking about regarding reporting and bans. As you know, a few months ago, we added reporting functionality to Battleborn. Recently, we made some tweaks and improvements to the system – both in-game and behind the scenes, like adding the option to report for going AFK. We’ve been closely monitoring and reviewing the data that we’ve been getting from players and, as a result, have taken action on many of these reports - up to and including bans. We appreciate your continued support in this area, and we’re continuing to improve Battleborn with your help!
As for our hot fixes, this week sees us making some adjustments to buildables in Face-Off mode. Today’s changes will begin rolling out at 12pm PT (3pm ET) as usual.
All Face-Off buildables now have a 10 second cooldown after being destroyed before they can be purchased again
Increased the cost of Tier 2 Varelsi Spawner from 300 shards to 400 shards
Increased the cost of Tier 3 Varelsi Spawner from 400 shards to 600 shards
If you’re the competitive type, you probably already know that Battleborn has a special appeal to the tournament crowd. We get lots of requests to support tournaments, and while we support as many as possible, we haven’t had the capability to do as much as we’d like to do… until now.
Today, we’re happy to announce a new feature to our website that we hope will allow us to do more for tournaments, and in the near future, other types of events as well. The Tournament Support page will allow tournament organizers to apply for a variety of SHiFT code prizes for their event. We plan to expand this functionality in the near future by also including support for other types of events that we might be able to help support, such as charity events and cosplay meet-ups or contests. The possibilities are pretty endless and we hope this will help us to be able to better support the communities efforts in these areas. If you have an idea for how we can use this functionality in a creative way, let us know below!
Next week is going to be another big one. We’ll be going live with Battleborn’s second Story Op, Toby’s Friendship Raid! We’re very excited for you to get your hands on the new operation and equally excited to hear what you think of it.
Also, this coming week sees the release of some awesome new skins and taunts in the Battleborn Marketplace. The first batch will be arriving today, and the second batch will show up next Thursday alongside Toby’s Friendship Raid. Make sure to check out today’s live stream for sneak peeks of both!