Well, having just spent the majority of my weekend playing approximately 40 hours of Battleborn, of which about 85 percent was Warfare Rumble, I have to say…
…it was a long, strange, fun trip!
As I have mentioned in other posts, I was Mister Assist for so long (very close to 30,000 assists right now!) that, now that my Angel of Death is FINALLY almost there (I’m soooooo close), it was a LOT of fun playing SHAYNE & Aurox, Marquis, and, mainly, my main man Ernest, and getting, on average, a LOT more kills than I normally do.
I don’t taunt and really try not to be an a**hole about it, but I have gotten pretty kill hungry lately.
To put things in perspective, I was just under 900 kills away from Angel of Death FRIDAY afternoon, now I only need 218 more.
Just now, I played from 10 am til midnight, 14 hours, only Ernest, only Warfare.
ERNEST is straight up BROKEN in Warfare Rumble.
His grenades and charge packs, at close-to-mid-range, can 1 to 2 shot ANYTHING or ANYONE, minus Sentries, and they only take 3-4 hits for their Shield and 2-4 hits for main health.
Direct Hit damage was commonly 10-13,000.
Yes, OVER 9000!
By the end of it, ie, most of Sunday, the established “broken meta characters” seemed to be ERNEST, Pendles, Deande, S&A, Marquis, Whiskey, OSCAR, and, to a lesser extent, ISIC and TOBY.
Ultimate sniper from high spots Marquis, always-know-just-when-to-strike Pendles / Deande / S&A / OSCAR and 1-2 hit kill grenade wall of death Ernests were in almost every match.
The number of less experienced teams also dropped off pretty steeply as the weekend went on, so there were a LOT of tough, tedious matches.
But I had a LOT of fun and laughs, even if it felt pretty sadomasochistic at times!
As usual, having skilled, kind, cool and funny team mates helped tremendously!
So again, Gearbox, you have yet to disappoint me with your wacky, zany special modes, please keep them coming!