Battleborn is a first-person shooter video game with multiplayer online battle arena elements, in which players engage in combat through a first-person perspective. A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands.Read full description
A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined -- from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes. Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.
Battleborn’s team-based competitive multiplayer action can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches, and includes three distinct multiplayer modes.
Incursion: Teams of heroes must defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together alongside their own minions to destroy their opponent’s base.
Devastation: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win.
Meltdown: Teams of heroes must guide their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for every minion who throws themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.
Persistent Progression System:
All experience points, whether earned through playing Battleborn’s Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer modes, contribute to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank.
Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 10 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to swap out augments in their helix skill tree, as well as unlock skins.
Command Rank: Players can rank up their own player profile, unlocking badges and titles to impress friends, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.
The last star, Solus, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving factions.
The Peacekeepers are sworn protectors of Solus
The Eldrid are preservers of the natural order of the universe
The Rogues are mercenaries only concerned with their own survival
The Last Light Consortium (LLC) are war profiteers, exploiting others for their own gain
The Jennerit Empire rule others by force, valuing power above all else
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Battleborn is an FPS that has a campaign, supports co-op, and has a multiplayer MOBA style mode, all the modes share a progression system for the game's 25 characters. The single player starts out with a lengthy, somewhat Aeon Flux inspired, cinematic that seems to be loved or hated based on most responses I've seen. The campaign will last about eight hours, doesn't have much of a story, and will have you and your friends fighting through similar enemies in repetitive stages, sometimes with a boss that may make things a bit more interesting. You can earn loot that can be used in the single player and multiplayer modes, giving you some stat bonuses, but none of it is going to make as big of an impact as leveling up. One of the better aspects of the game is the 25 different characters, they very different looks and playstyles, they start at level one during the course of a game and as they reach their max level, ten, you are able to choose different abilities for them to learn. The multiplayer has three different modes with the main, and best, one being Incursion which is a MOBA style mode where AI units are attempting to fight through the lane to reach your opponents base. The other mode is Meltdown which is Incursion without the base and Capture which is a quick match where your team attempts to take over different points on the map. Single player or co-op the campaign really doesn't give you much of a reason to buy the game, the price is high, and the multiplayer feels a bit light on modes and maps but if the different characters look interesting to you and you have some friends to play with it might be worth its current release price. A new mode is also going to be added soon.
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