Question. What are y’all going to be up to during Labor Day weekend? Got any interesting plans? Well, we certainly do - we’re heading to Seattle for PAX West!
We’ll be holding our Main Theatre Show on Saturday, September 2nd! It’s sure to be a rad time, so be sure to come if you’re planning on making the trip to Seattle. If you can’t make it in person, we’ll be livestreaming the panel at twitch.tv/gearboxsoftware, so you can tune in from home!
We’ll have more information for you closer to the event, so be sure to check back in.
Are you running low on Platinum? Do you play Battleborn on the PlayStation 4? We’ve got your solution! Humble Bundle is currently running a 2K PlayStation Bundle, and you can get 1,625 Platinum at the $5.22 price point!
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We’ve got some major queue changes for you this week, scheduled to roll out today at 12pm PT/3pm ET:
- Consolidating Bots Battle queues - the “Novice Versus Bots” queue will no longer be available and the Command Rank requirements are being removed from Bots Battle.
- Mini Match (3v3) will no longer be available as a public experience.
- The Command Rank requirement for Quick Match is being reduced from 20 to 10 so that new players who would like to jump in earlier can do so at their discretion.
- Capture and Face-Off will be returning to the Quick Match queue.
- Tank Yankers, Rocket Brawl, Gravity Rumble, and Warfare Rumble are going to be made available as Versus Private experiences.
We’ll continue to monitor data and feedback regarding these changes. If you have any technical issues with these changes, be sure to contact support.gearboxsoftware.com!
If there’s one thing we love here at Gearbox, it’s creative fanart. And if there’s another thing we love here at Gearbox, it’s ice cream. Graphic designer Amanda Mananda has expertly combined the two with her Battleborn Creamery Series!
So far, Amanda has created two gorgeous graphics featuring Oscar Mike and Marquis as a popsicle and ice-cream cone, respectively. Both pieces feature eye-catching design elements that perfectly capture the spirit of the characters, all the while managing to look incredibly tasty!
One particular fan on Amanda’s work is the voice of Oscar Mike (and Whiskey Foxtrot, and ISIC, and MINREC), Jim Foronda! He had this to say about the Oscar Mike piece:
OSCAR MIKE: Ha, that's my head! But…it could be another clone. Eh, whatever!— Jim Foronda (@JimForonda) August 7, 2017
*somehow shoves ice cream into mouth without removing helmet* https://t.co/XpqvAiYXkA
We’re definitely stoked to see more from Amanda. Check out more examples of her excellent artwork at eightmapledesign.tumblr.com!
As we mentioned above, we’re really stoked to be heading to the PAX West Main Theatre this year! We’ll have more details for you in the next Battleplan (which will be posted on the Thursday before the event), so check back then!