I am one of the players that decided to jump ship to Overwatch when it was released.
Having around 130 hours in Battleborn and 60 hours in Overwatch, I feel that I am in a fairly good position to judge both games fairly.
I had a blast with Battleborn and I believe Battleborn is overall the better game. It has deeper content, better lore that is actually embedded in the game (Overwatch has good lore but you will have to search outside the game for it), a pve system that I didn’t get bored of, unlockables which I enjoyed and overall better character dialogues and humour in the game.
But despite all of this, I am playing Overwatch and not Battleborn and the primary reason is because of the player base.
Looking at the numbers right now, there’s only 658 player the game. Yes, it’s morning here in Europe and in the night in America, but what is the daily peak now? 2k players? I can’t even see Battleborn in the top played games in the Steam list last 48 hours.
So how’s the game now? Does everyone still enjoy the game? Is Alani a good hero? Is it worth coming back too despite a low player base? I had a blast using the unofficial Battleborn Discord server to find games and at peak, you had multiple groups going on doing both pve and pvp. The days before Overwatch, the amount of players on that server gradually decreased and I fear that the server is empty nowadays. And Battleborn is not a game which I would enjoy just solo queueing.