Did you have a good time soaring through the sky and shooting rockets at each other? We certainly hope so - that sounds like an excellent way to spend a weekend!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Battleborn Rocket Brawl Weekend Event. Your enthusiasm for plucking each other’s proverbial feathers is second only to our enthusiasm for bird-related puns.
We’d also like to thank you for your patience during the scheduled SHiFT maintenance yesterday. These downtimes really help us improve your experience, and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support. Everything is back to normal and working smoothly, but if you experience any issues, reach out to support.gearboxsoftware.com!
Recently, our own FX Artist Seung Kim has been turning his Twitter feed into a gallery of sorts for some of his favorite Battleborn character art, special effects, and 2D designs! If you haven’t had a chance, go check them out on his Twitter channel at @songmasterk!
Here are some of our favorites:
There are no Hot Fixes planned for this week, though we do have the Weekly Character Rotation for our Free Trial users! This week, play as Miko, Phoebe, Whiskey Foxtrot, Thorn, Attikus, and Oscar Mike!
This week, we shine our Community Spotlight on @beya , one of Battleborn’s most prominent - and artistic - fans! While we’ve featured examples of Beya’s artwork in the Battleplan before, we thought we’d share some of our personal favorites.
This black-and-white piece perfectly captures Alani’s elegance and features a fantastic overall composition.
This field-guide style artwork depicts several Miko “subspecies”. We absolutely adore the design work and creativity of this piece.
Beya demonstrates her skill with linework and color in this beautiful piece of her personal favorite character, ISIC!
We reached out to Beya to ask about her creative inspirations and what Battleborn means to her:
“Battleborn is a game that helped me strive for better and improve myself, much of that came from reflecting on ISIC’s character, who is still my main muse. The incredibly varied and well-written characters with their unique quirks in a colorful universe make for a nearly bottomless reservoir of inspiration, and as I began very timidly upload my first pieces of art I was surprised to see how well received they were. I started making art just from the simple joy of creating and being able to share it. I was so happy to have back the creative momentum and thanks to it I’ve been able to discover new things about my art style and preferred methods of working, further helping me come into terms with myself. Battleborn has given me so much and I want to be able to give back – to the team and the community – and sharing my love and gratitude for it through art is how I know to do it best.”
Beya is truly a talented contributor to the Battleborn community with her delightful artwork, and we hope she continues to create amazing pieces!
To see more of Beya’s work, check out her Battleborn Fanart Corner in the forums!
As thanks for supporting us during our downtime yesterday, please enjoy this SHiFT code for Kelvin’s “Phase Transition” Skin.
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