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A "Battleborn Game Features Explained" blog post is now live on Battleborn.com containing everything you need to know about the game's story mode, multiplayer modes, characters, and more. With the open beta just around the corner, make sure to head over and brush up on all the basics!

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Battleborn's Open Beta officially kicks off on April 8 on PlayStation 4 and April 13, with pre-load begining on all platforms on April 6!

During the Open Beta, you'll be able to experience the natural progression of Battleborn; including two Story Mode episodes, two Competitive Multiplayer Modes (Incursion and Meltdown), and 25 playable heroes that you will unlock as you progress! Get the full scoop on the upcoming Open Beta over on Battleborn.com.

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If you've been on the edge of picking up your Handsome Jack or Lilith collectible bust, now's the time to act! Both busts have been recently reduced to $49.99 -- visit shopgearbox.com to pick yours up today.

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The fight to save the last star in the universe is about to begin as Battleborn, its epic story, and its 25 playable heroes barrel toward launch day on May 3, 2016! In the game's Story Mode, you're the commander of the Battleborn, an uneasy alliance of intergalatic heroes from five different factions who have banded together to stop a dark and mysterious enemy from destroying the universe. Under your command, the Battleborn must live together or die alone. 

Check out the latest trailer for Battleborn above and learn more about our upcoming Open Beta event that kicks off on April 8 on PlayStation 4 and April 13 on PC and Xbox One by visiting Battleborn.com.

Battleborn releases on May 3 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Pre-order now and unlock the 'Firstborn Pack,' exclusive gold skin customizations for Thorn, Reyna, Montana, Marquis, and Rath!

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The Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Soban Fleet Pack DLC is available now on Steam!

They're a highly respected force within the Northern Coalition, and starting today, you can experience battle through the eyes of Kiith Soban with the Soban Fleet Pack. Although their tactical prowess is renowned, it is their ability to leverage advanced military technologies to deliver devastating long-range attacks, disrupt enemy movements, and manipulate the battlefield that has made them one of the most effective fleets to enter the battlefield in years.

This fleet pack adds the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The Soban Fleet includes an all new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER, and BATTLECRUISER, as well as unique Soban textures for all units and new Soban Carrier Captain voiceover and processing. 

To celebrate the launch of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak's first add-on pack, we're holding a franchise-wide sale on Homeworld titles and DLC! From now through March 25, save 50% on Homeworld Remastered Collection and its soundtracks and 25% off Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and the Deserts of Kharak Expedition Guide and soundtrack add-ons!

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An update is rolling out for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak on Monday, March 21. The update inlcudes support for the upcoming Soban Fleet DLC, balance changs, bug fixes, and more!

The Soban Fleet DLC pack releases on March 22 and adds the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes and includes new Carrier, Railgun, Baserunner, and Battlecruiser vehicles.

The full update notes can be found at the link below:

For support with Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak or SHiFT, visit http://support.gearboxsoftware.com.

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As Penarch is nearly veiled, Rendain relishes in his success and looks ahead to the inevitable destruction of Solus, the universe's last star. While unbeknownst to him, his closest advisor has other plans.

Enjoy the first chapter in Battleborn's prequel motion comic! Keep an eye out for Chapter 2 and 3, coming soon.

Command 25 unique heroes and save the universe from the brink of extinction when Battleborn launches on May 3, 2016!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

03.17.16 - Joe King

 

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Vault Hunters! If you've been hoping to get your hands on some special St. Patrick's Day skins for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, then you're in LUCK. Redeem the SHiFT codes below for a special set of skins that will make your friends GREEN with envy! 

Actually, you should share the code with your friends too so they can get in on the festivities! Enjoy!

  • Xbox- CWWBT-JF5C9-KCRJR-WXTTB-S5SFF
  • PSN- CWWBT-JF5H5-SFJKJ-ZTWTB-S5S3B
  • Steam- CWCJB-FWFHB-TJTBT-3B3J3-X3WCJ

 

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Battleborn Has Gone Gold! What's Next?

03.16.16 - Gearbox Staff

As some of you may have heard, Battleborn has just gone gold today! That’s dev-speak for, “the game is done!” When we first started creating Battleborn, we knew we wanted to make a game with a large roster of characters. We also wanted each character to have enough substance and personality to where they could be the lead hero of their own game. Initially, we felt that was very ambitious and started off with the goal of making about a dozen characters. As it turns out we actually LOVE making characters and have gotten better and better at it and so we pushed ourselves to go above and beyond, expanding the Battleborn roster to 25 fully playable and unique heroes you’ll get to command in the retail game!

Our objective was to create an original, fun and engaging video game with Battleborn.  As we look around at options for our gaming time, we wanted to make sure that the full-priced retail game is a complete and full-featured game with inventive multiplayer modes and a robust single or cooperative playable campaign that ultimately offers more value and lasting fun than other competitive-only games in its class.   We also intended that our commitment to the value and fun of Battleborn as a game for solo, cooperative and competitive players will continue well past the launch of the game.

Now that the bigger and better retail game is complete, we are ready for more!

Since we began wrapping the game and going through the certification process, members of the development team have been turning more and more of their attention to what’s next.  We’ve already got a pretty good plan about a whole set of post-launch efforts that will lead to new content and updates for Battleborn players. A lot of this content is going to be absolutely free! There are also going to be some premium things we really want to do that will require some business to support them, so expect some paid offerings to appear as well as we work with our publishing partner in this respect.

Let’s get right into some of the details:

One of the things we’re most excited about is the ability to add more characters to the game.  We loved adding new characters to Borderlands and, arguably, Battleborn is an even better game for adding new characters.

You can expect five more heroes to be added to Battleborn in the weeks and months after launch, bringing the total roster to 30.  Here’s the most exciting part – these additional characters will be completely FREE for all platforms.  We’ve just finished development of the retail game and are just getting started on these new heroes, but we already have some concept art for one of the first additional heroes we’ll be adding to the game.  Her name is Alani and you can check out her concept art here!

 

As we lock down her design and game play, we’ll be sure to offer more details about who she is and what she can do. Remember that Alani will be completely free to customers of the retail Battleborn game and is just the first of five additional characters that will be added to the game.

New characters are just the beginning of many free updates we’re planning.  We are putting together an entire season of new, free content for Battleborn which will include new maps, new game modes, new features, continual balance updates and more.  We’ll get into a cadence of sharing details with the community as the game launches.

In addition to the free content, we also want to tell new stories about our Battleborn through added campaign content.  To that end, you can expect five new premium add-on packs that will allow you to command your heroes in all-new Story Operations. These will be rich, character-driven experiences that will provide a deeper story behind the game’s new heroes.  Our publishing partner, 2k Games, will be working with retail partners and digital stores to make sure that customers can find this content either individually or at a discount packaged together. We’ll link those details as they become available.

Ultimately, we have big plans for Battleborn.  The launch of the game is just the beginning!  Battleborn has already become a regular gaming hobby for us at both Gearbox and 2K. It’s our ambition that Battleborn will become a favorite game for you, too! We know that Battleborn’s value over time really depends on our commitment and investment in the Battleborn community as it grows and evolves. As the Battleborn gaming hobby becomes our focus post-launch, we have a couple of core principles that will guide us as we reach that objective:

1.Battleborn is a full-featured, AAA video game. As such,  solo players, cooperative players (including couch co-op) and competitive players are all each very important to the Battleborn community and shall all be supported by developers who are themselves passionate about each of these styles of play

2.Post-launch support will be robust and will allow for regular balance adjustments and regular, free new content to be added that is designed to enhance and enrich the game and the community. Gearbox Software will adapt with the Battleborn community over time in support of the game, sometimes leading and sometimes being led by the community of players.

Once the game is live, we’ll be able to collect feedback from you, the players, on how to make the game better. We’ll learn what you like playing and what you want more of. We’ll discover how you play the game and be able to deliver more of what makes the game fun and challenging. And we will remain focused on keeping the game balanced for all players, because for us balancing isn’t an event, it’s a discipline.

This process will start before Battleborn even launches as we deploy an open beta soon.  The open beta will be helpful for stressing our still in-beta backend services while also generating more player minutes than we could ever possibly hope to have with internal testing that will help to improve the quality, balance and polish of the game in updates that are ready on-time for the game’s official retail launch.

Our player community means everything to us, and we’re dedicated to providing the best possible experience with Battleborn. We’re less than two months away from launch, and we’re excited to embark on this journey with you all to save the last star when Battleborn ships on May 3 for Windows PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4!

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak's first downloadable content pack, SOBAN FLEET PACK is coming to Steam on March 22nd!

Kiith Soban are a highly respected force within the Northern Coalition. Although their tactical prowess is renowned, it is their ability to leverage advanced military technologies to deliver devastating long-range attacks, disrupt enemy movements, and manipulate the battlefield that has made them one of the most effective fleets to enter the battlefield in years.

This fleet pack will add the new playable fleet, Kiith Soban, to multiplayer and skirmish modes in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.  The Soban Fleet includes an all new CARRIER, RAILGUN, BASERUNNER and BATTLECRUISER, as well as unique Soban textures for all units and new Soban Carrier Captain voiceover and processing for just $6.99. 

This classified dossier is part of an official inquiry into the Kriil Engagement involving a Soban carrier group going up against a Gaalsien fleet out near the Tarsis Line. It contains an interview with a Soban First Officer that dramatically sheds light on the incident, the Soban’s unique abilities, and the prospective strategies one will either battle against or employ in future multiplayer matches. The fiction itself mirrors real-life matches and techniques. 

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Today, all the talk is about Battleborn's newly detailed Incursion Mode! Choose one of our 25 playable characters and rush into battle. Incursion will test your teamwork and tactics as you try to complete your objective -- destroying the other team's Sentry Drones! See a full write-up on Incursion Mode and even get some tips and tricks to help ensure victory over at battleborn.com

 

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Last week, Game Informer helped us round out the roster of Battleborn by announcing our final two heroes: Kleese and El Dragón! The revealing of these refined, yet ruthless gentlemen means that our full roster of 25 unique heroes has been announced! For more info on Kleese and El Dragón check out battleborn.com

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