Hey everyone! You may have noticed that a couple things have happened this week! For one thing, Battleborn received a HUGE update, filled with balance changes, hot fixes, and new features (the flair, THE FLAIR!).
We also launched the Battleborn Free Trial, a way for new players to experience the game for free! With the Battleborn Free Trial, players can access the competitive multiplayer modes for free without time limits or level caps!
Free Trial players choose from a weekly rotation of six Battleborn! This week, the choices are Marquis, Rath, Oscar Mike, Orendi, Montana, and Miko! They will remain in rotation until June 15th at 12pm PT/3pm ET!
For those of you who owned and played a copy of Battleborn before today’s launch of the Free Trial, you are now a “Founder” and are entitled to a series of rewards:
FOUNDER’S BONUS ■■■■■■■
Exclusive “Founder” player title
Gold skins for Mellka and Deande
5 Core Loot Packs
1 of each Command Faction Pack (5 total)
1 Exclusive “Founder Loot Pack” that includes…
1 guaranteed piece of legendary gear
1 guaranteed piece of legendary boss gear
2 guaranteed pieces of common (or better) gear
Guaranteed exclusive legendary “Shard of Solus” gear item (a 0 activation cost LLC Shard Generator)
4 guaranteed Flair items including exclusive “Founder’s Crown” Flair item
For more information, check out the Founder’s Bonus ■■■■■■■ official announcement!
If you missed our colossal Update/Free Trial livestream, you can check it out here for detailed information on the changes, plus, a chance to revel in Randy Varnell’s gummy bear-enhanced enthusiasm!
This week’s hot fixes are included in the update patch! Our full Update Notes detail everything from character balance changes to new features, so check them out here! Happy reading!
Since we’ve got an influx of new players starting to make their way into the world of Battleborn, I thought I’d give a shout-out to a thread started by Randy Varnell (aka @jythri)!
A few days ago, Randy started a mysterious thread asking veteran Battleborn players for tips they might hypothetically give to hypothetical new players. Well, the Battleborn community delivered, filling the Veteran Tips thread with valuable wisdom.
If you’re new to Battleborn, the Veteran Tips thread is a wellspring of helpful information on how to get started, and what to look out for as a new player. Useful tips include:
“Test different characters in the Dojo (especially if you didn’t understand the description of some of the skills).” - @wrriddle
“Battleborn is a team game. All of your choices will affect your team in a positive or negative way. Keep this in mind before you choose to dive a kill or make a push.” - @icee
“…just learning about signature things to watch out for from enemy Battleborn would make good tips as well. ex: - If you hear a lock on beep sound then you probably locked-on to with Benedict’s rockets and should get some cover.” - @yannareport
So if you’re jumping into the game for the first time, be sure to check out the Veteran Tips thread to get a head start on _Battleborn’_s learning curve. You’ll be an experienced player in no time!
We thought we’d let new players acclimate to Battleborn over the next couple weekends without special queues to distract them, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any coming up:
Tank Yankers is coming to Battleborn! Playing as Ghalt, Shayne and Aurox, Montana or Boldur, players will fight for a single point over a fiery lava pit! KO your opponents by knocking them off the ledge and take your place as king of the capture point!
Rocket Brawl is a special event capture mode featuring everyone’s favorite egotistical Aviant, Benedict! Two teams of Benedict’s fight to capture and hold three capture points in the map. Fast cooldowns and Extreme Rocket Damage will help you to take out opposing players, but you’ve only got a couple of Helix options, so choose wisely!
Both of these events are coming soon, so keep an eye on our social channels and, of course, future Battleplans for updates!
Are you a fan of Battleborn competitive teams Dunk Squad and Lost Heroes? Now you can show your love with special “Dunkster” and “Hero Found” fan titles! Use the SHiFT codes below to get the titles.
Hero Found - H5KJT-93R56-SKTB9-F5FBJ-TC39Z
Dunkster - SWKTB-356W6-ZC3JS-XK6T3-HJ3CX
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!
Have fun fighting for Solus!