I love the new op, it’s ■■■■■■■ amazing. No more defense points, no more sentry to escort changing objectives and increasing difficulty as you progress, new skins and taunts, five new legendaries (although nobody’s seen them yet) and one unique to the op. I really love the way Aria’s Encore scales with your op points, I love that we can finally get commander packs, I love the new boss fight, I love that as well as different optional objectives you have to actually search the map for ops points instead of just killing and defending and escorting, it’s something new to do and helps with map awareness and learning vantage/choke points.
Overall, I think the first op is the best thing that GBX has done with Battleborn so far and the increasing amount of new and old players in both PvP and PvE queue is testament to the new content (including Face Off of course) working as intended. My interest in the game has been revived and I’m far from the only one. The most important thing we can do as a community to increase the playerbase and keep it healthy is to play the game. Whether you specialise in only PvP or PvE or you play a bit of both, we have a chance to bring this game back from the brink of death. For the first time in a few months I have faith that BB has a chance at survival and I regret leaving when I did, don’t be like me and make the same mistake, this game will survive and it will thrive if we all throw our support behind it and the devs!
Great job Gearbox, you’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of scrutiny and criticism over the last few months but you’ve persevered and now I think you’re prevailing, keep it up and keep those ops coming!