Battleborn’s open beta is coming first to the PlayStation 4

During the PlayStation conference at Paris Games Week, Gearbox Software and 2K Games revealed the competitive modes of its upcoming title, Battleborn.

If you’re not familiar with the name Battleborn, the game is a first-person shooter with 25 playable heroes fighting to save the last star in the universe from total annihilation. There’s co-op, competitive multiplayer modes, a story (which can be completed alone or with a couple of friends), couch co-op, loot and character progression.

In Battleborn, you can play as a space vampire with a laser-sword or a man-mountain that uses a minigun. These heroes can then be used in a 5v5 firefight, as part of three new modes revealed at Paris Games Week.

  • Capture is a capture and control showdown between two teams of heroes.
  • Meltdown is more of a MOBA mode. Your team has to march minions into the ends of the lanes on the map. Of course, there is a twist. Those same minions are marching towards an incinerator. The more minions that go in the furnace and holds the most scrap metal wins.
  • Incursion is wave defense mode, through and through. Teams of heroes defend their bases from waves of AI-controlled minions. At the very same time, you’ll also be asked to work with your own minions to destroy the opponent’s base.

The Open Beta for Battleborn is coming first to the PlayStation 4 in early 2016. However, if you can’t wait to get feedback to Gearbox and 2K Games, there is a Closed Technical Test starting October 29th at 10AM Pacific. Gearbox & 2K are still accepting applications for this test, so get in while you still can.

This Closed Technical Test will allow you to try Meltdown, a story mission titled “The Algorithim” and 15 out of the 25 playable heroes. This test marks the first time you’ll be able to get to really mess around with the loot systems as well as the gear system, which is done via story missions or in-game credits earned during matchmaking sessions.

There’s also a new hero called ISIC, who is described as a “500 year-old murder machine”. To learn more, go to the Battleborn blog now.


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