Hey everyone! Did you have a lovely July 4th? A good Canada Day?
This week, we celebrated the various holidays with the Tank Yankers Weekend Event! We hope you had an awesome time knocking your enemies (and some of your friends, we heard) into a boiling pit of lava, hopefully decked out in some discounted Summer-themed skins! Thanks to everyone who participated!
If you’re looking forward to more awesome weekend events, then you’ll be pleased to know that Rocket Brawl is coming!
Rocket Brawl is a special event in which players are locked into are graciously allowed to play as that glorious rocket hawk, Benedict! Experience the majesty of two teams of Benedicts fighting for control of a series of capture points, all while dealing with extreme Rocket Damage and faster cooldowns!
Despite the holiday, we’ve got a couple juicy Hot Fixes for you! As always, these will begin rolling out at 12pm PT/3pm ET, so be on the look out:
• Reduced the damage of L4 Hatchet Man from 240 to 120 damage over 4 seconds.
As we've noted in the past, we're happy for Boldur to be recognized as a capable mobile defender; however, his current ability to deal large amounts of damage is making him stronger than we'd like to see. Our hope is that by reducing the damage of this augment, he becomes a bit more reliant on directly connecting with his skills and primary attacks.
• Reduced the duration of Sublimate from 3 seconds to 2 seconds.
While Kelvin does a great job of filling his role as an initiator/disruptor and tank, his control abilities have proven to be problematic. Particularly, his ability to get in, stun enemies, and get out - all while Sublimated- provides him with a unique ability to control the battlefield with limited risk and counterplay. Our intent behind this change is to allow Kelvin players to make a decision on whether to use Sublimate as an initiation skill or as an escape, rather than allowing him to do both at once. This should also make situations that allow him to stun entire enemy teams more rare as well.
As always, we'll continue to monitor feedback and data, and will give particular attention to these characters and specifically the effect of these changes.
Please note that, due to technical limitations, Kelvin’s Sublimate ability will not be changed in its description. If you have any issues with these Hot Fixes, don’t hesitate to contact http://support.gearboxsoftware.com!
This week, we shine our Community Spotlight on the Battleborn
PS4 League! Led by Ed Chiba, this 11-week invitational tournament is currently on its fifth week of matches, the next of which is set to take place on Sunday, July 9th.
The participating teams are:
· DPS Mikos
· Za and the Ripperonis
· Handsome Thralls
· Phist Phorce
· Taunters Anonymous
· Learn to Play
· Target Banned
For more information on when and where to watch the matches, check out the schedule, and the Battleborn PS4 League Twitch channel. And if you have a tournament you’d like for us to support, check out our submission page and submit an application. We’ll review your entry and determine if we can provide support!
Rocket Brawl is coming, so be sure to check out the next Battleplan for the time and date of this upcoming Battleborn
in-game event. In the meantime, brush up on your rocket-launching skills. You’re gonna need ‘em.
This past Monday, we gave out a couple of SHiFT codes for free skins! If you missed out, you can find them below!
Caldarius’ “Cosmos” Skin: SKCBJ-XKTZR-KWW3S-FCRTJ-RHT9F
El Dragon’s “Plancha” Skin: SW5BB-H53S6-KWKTZ-XCRJT-H9TWC
These codes expire on July 18th, so redeem them soon! 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
Now go fight for Solus!