2K and Gearbox Software Unveil First Look at Competitive Multiplayer in Hero-Shooter Battleborn™
Experience the Battleborn Open Beta first on PlayStation 4 in 2016
Sydney, Australia – October 28, 2015 – 2K and Gearbox Software revealed the first look at Battleborn’s three competitive multiplayer modes – Capture, Meltdown, and Incursion – through an all-new trailer during PlayStation’s Paris Games Week press conference today in Paris, France. Additionally, the companies announced that the Battleborn Open Beta is coming in 2016 on all available platforms and can be experienced first on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system through exclusive early access. The Open Beta will also be available on PC and Xbox One, and more details will be released soon.
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.
- Capture: 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.
- 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. Tutorial videos for all three modes can be found on the official Battleborn blog.
Additionally, a smaller, closed technical test for the game begins this Friday, October 30th at 4AM AEDT on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will give players the chance to try out Battleborn’s Meltdown competitive multiplayer mode, as well as experience a new Story Mission called “The Algorithm” with 15 of the game’s 25 playable heroes. Players can register to help test the game at http://rsvp.battleborn.com, and full details about the content that’s available in the closed technical test can be found on the official Battleborn blog.
On the heels of this news, 2K and Gearbox also revealed ISIC, the powerful spirit-mech, as a new playable character that is one the game’s 25 playable heroes. Once the lead manufacturing Magnus of Minion Robotics, ISIC abandoned his post to crash reality itself through the application of unthinkably complex code. Though debugged by Kleese, this Magnus is still regarded as among the most nihilistic and terrifying of the Battleborn. Complete details about ISIC are available on the official Battleborn blog.
Battleborn is not yet rated in Australia and New Zealand and will be available on February 9, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC. For more information on Battleborn, follow the game on Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram, become a fan on Facebook, subscribe on YouTube and visit http://www.battleborn.com.
Battleborn is the next big new IP from the award-winning creators of the popular Borderlands franchise, which has sold-in 25 million units worldwide to date. Set in a distant future, Battleborn is a first-person-shooter featuring a group of heroes who form an unlikely alliance to save the last star in the universe from a mysterious enemy hell-bent on its destruction. Every hero has their own distinct personality and comes equipped with their own unique weapons and powers. Through Battleborn’s Helix System, players will fully experience each hero’s leveling progression in a single story mission or competitive multiplayer match.
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