Last week we talked about doing an expanded look at the Battleborn community. We still plan to do that in the near future, but we thought this week might be better served by discussing an important change to the Battleplan.
There hasn’t been a lot of Battleborn news lately. Things have been pretty quiet and, truthfully, will be for a little while longer. We’re not quite ready to talk about what the team has been up to, but rest assured, there are some exciting things coming down the pipeline. As soon as we’re ready to share what those are, you will be the first to know!
Taking all of that into account, we’ve decided to change up the cadence of the Battleplan. Here’s the plan: Instead of doing the Battleplan every week, we’re going to scale back to a biweekly schedule. We’ll bring you our usual fare of community creativity, lore and, as soon as we’re able, details of what’s coming next. We’ll see how that goes and then revisit cadence when/if necessary.
We still want to entertain you (and will!), but we also want to do right by the community’s expectations when it comes to the Battleplan. We know we can’t please everyone, and that will never change, but this feels like a time where the planets are aligning for us to make a somewhat bigger change with you all at our side.
Our goal for the Battleplan has always been to provide Battleborn news, information, and entertainment, while facilitating a conversation between the Battleborn team and the community. We always strive to be as transparent as possible with the things we can talk about, and we feel like this is one of those times where being transparent is more important than being entertaining.
Since we’re shaking up the Battleplan a little, we thought we’d implement a change to the Lore this week. We know you love the Battleborn Lore, and because of that, we’ve decided to give it a dedicated space here in the forums!
Usually, we post Lore in its entirety in the Battleplan, but we came to the conclusion that doing so wasn’t necessarily conducive to discussion among Lore lovers. So from now on, we’re going to post a preview of the week’s Lore here, and then link to the full-length entry in the Lore subforum. That way, those who are interested in the Lore can have a designated space to discuss it with each other, and with our Loremasters!
So without further ado, here's a little taste of this week's Lore:
Darkspace Operations, Part 4
"Maven piloted the plodding mining rig towards a high ridge overlooking the grand concourse of the hotel, doing her best to tune out Orendi’s clambering about the shoulders of the frame. Every few minutes, Orendi and her enormous hat would hang in front of the cockpit upside down, her collection of pointed teeth flashing as she pulled a face or offered some chaotic koan. [...]"
To read the rest, check out the entry in our new Lore subforum!
Changes aside, we do have a nugget of information to you. As we’ve alluded, we have an update in the works. We can’t give you a time frame yet, but we’ll be looking to share more details in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we do have a list of characters scheduled to receive some love. Please note, this is subject to change:
- El Dragón
- Kid Ultra
Again, this isn’t set in stone, but we hope it gives you a good idea of what direction the team is headed.
As per the new schedule, there will not be a Battleplan next week, so check back in with us in two weeks (that’s April 27th). Oh, and hey. Last week we promised you a lil’ something. How about Galilea’s gold “Destruction” skin? Use the SHiFT code below to unlock it!
Go to the SHiFT menu under “Extras” and redeem the code. If you have any issues redeeming the code, don’t worry -- our Support team will be happy to assist you via http://support.gearboxsoftware.com