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Battleborn

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: May 3, 2016

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'Battleborn' (ALL) Rolls Out Final Update

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2017 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT

Battleborn combines frenetic first-person shooting with co-operative combat, and an expansive collection of diverse heroes to create an experience unlike anything you’ve played before.

Battleborn is a first-person-shooter with a deep roster of 25 playable heroes. Every hero has their own personality and comes equipped with their own unique weapons and powers. Through Battleborn’s accelerated character growth system, players will fully experience each hero’s leveling progression in a single story mission or multiplayer match.

Battleborn is set in a distant future, where nearly every star in the universe has gone dark at the hands of a mysterious enemy. Solus, the last star, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving population. The fading of stars has led to a great war among those desperate for the last remaining resources. Heroes, called Battleborn, fight for the dominance of their unique factions as all life in the universe teeters on the brink of extinction. Now, the mysterious enemy is threatening to finish what they’ve started, and only an unlikely alliance between the universe’s most powerful heroes can stop them.

Back in September, Battleborn Creative Director Randy Varnell revealed that the Fall update would be the last content update for the game.

An update contains changes that are permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once. You can download the latest update by launching Battleborn while connected to the PlayStation Network. You will be prompted to install the update if you do not already have the latest version.

A hot fix is automatically applied at the title screen when Battleborn is connected to the internet. In general, hot fixes are used to temporarily address issues between major updates.

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October 18, 2017

Fall Update

Skins

Borderlands Skins:

  • Alani
    • Maya - Impending Storm
  • Caldarius
    • Maliwan - J-HTX-M1 "Katagawa"
  • El Dragón 
    • Psycho Bandit - Bicicleta de Carne
  • ISIC
    • CL4P-TRP - I'm Actually Quite Depressed! \o/
  • Orendi
    • Tiny Tina - PLAY WITH THE ASHES
  • Rath
    • Zer0 - Art of Deception

Color Skins:

  • Added two new sets of 30 colorization skins

Taunts

  • Ambra - Eccentric Orbits
  • Attikus - Lights Out
  • Beatrix - Parts and Crafts
  • Galilea - Keep on Giving
  • Kelvin - Glacial Movement
  • Kid Ultra - * Actual Drop Rate May Vary
  • Oscar Mike - Psychological Warfare
  • Shayne & Aurox - Rock Opera
  • Thorn - Green Energy
  • Toby - Overload

Titles

  • Updated existing titles
    • Admiral - Play as a Peacekeeper Battleborn 250 times
    • Angel - Assist in killing 500 Battleborn
    • Angel of Death - Kill 10,000 Battleborn
    • Archon - Play as an Eldrid Battleborn 250 times
    • Battleborn - You are a true Battleborn
    • Deep Diver - Deeper into the depths you go!
    • Destroyer - Win 50 Versus Matches
    • Fours Sensitive - Get 25 Quad Kills in Versus
    • High Commander - Win as a Peacekeeper Battleborn 100 times
    • I Believe... - The legend of Deep Dive lives on!
    • Legend - Win as a Rogue Battleborn 100 times
    • Master of Minions - Kill 1,000 Blade Bots, Gun Bots, or Boom Bots
    • Nut Buster - Kill 5,000 Minion Robotics enemies
    • Obliterator - Win 250 Versus matches
    • Observer - Win as an Eldrid Battleborn 100 times
    • Old Man Cranky - Win a Capture match by 1,000 points
    • Pentastrike - Get a Pentakill in Versus
    • Sustained - Win as a Jennerit Battleborn 100 times
    • Technocrat - Play as an LLC Battleborn 250 times
    • Three Sum - Get 25 Triple Kills in Versus
    • Tradelord - Win as an LLC Battleborn 100 times
    • Valkyrie - Play as a Rogue Battleborn 250 times
    • Worthy of Song - In a single match, kill 25 Battleborn
  • Updated colors of the Lost Hero title

Finishers

  • Added four new Finishers
    • Sugar Rush Finisher
      • Show your sweeter side by raining candy on KO'd enemy players!
    • Garbage Dump Finisher
      • Take out the trash and drop garbage on KO'd enemy players!
    • Gray Skies Finisher
      • Ruin the day with a cloud of sadness when you KO enemy players!
    • Darkening Finisher
      • Turn out the lights with a Varelsi portal when you KO enemy players!

Characters

  • Updated Skill Damage growth formulas to be percentage based.

Prior to these changes, low damage skills became relatively more powerful as players leveled up when compared to high damage skills and attacks. These changes are intended to normalize those relationships so that as players level up, strength relationships are preserved. This should eliminate some esoteric power dynamics as players level and allow augments and mutations to be the source of power spikes as well as early/mid/late-game differences in character strength. This effort also resulted in a number of bug fixes for skills that scaled incorrectly.

 

Outcast Thrall

  • Outcast Thrall in Incursion have a new, updated look
  • Outcast Thrall Brutes
    • General
      • Gun damage increased by 50%
      • Increased experience granted to the team for killing Middle Thrall from 52 to 98 
      • Middle Thralls now take 150% damage when critically hit rather than 300%
      • Made targeting priority adjustments
    • Grenade
      • Grenade now deals 150-200 damage to players
      • Increased grenade damage radius by 50%
      • Increased grenade projectile speed
      • Outcast Thrall Brutes are less effective against Sentries.

Bug Fixes

Characters:

  • Beatrix: The duration of Patient Zero will reset if it is reapplied while active 
  • Boldur: Fixed an issue that caused the DoT component of Rune Power: Boldurdash to grow more than intended with player level
  • Caldarius: Fixed an issue that caused lights spawned by Caldarius' skills to persist in the world
  • Ernest: Level 10 Right Helix Augment Watch Your Step no longer gives an additional permanent damage increase after selecting the augment
  • Ernest: Increased the duration of the damage buff from Level 10 Right Helix Augment Watch Your Step to last the entire duration of Mine Grid
  • Galilea: Fixed an issue that caused Abyssal Form's damage reduction to last indefinitely 
  • Marquis: Fixed an issue that caused zoomed shots from Bindlebane to grow more than intended with player level
  • Shayne & Aurox: Fixed a collision issue with Fetch
  • Thorn: Fixed an issue that caused Kreshek damage to grow more than intended with player level

Gear:

  • Bola's Target Finder: Added appropriate CC effects when Damage Amp is applied to a player

FX:

General

  • Third Person Helix effects are now removed from the world if a player leaves while their Helix is open

Characters

  • Galilea: FIxed an issue that caused Galilea's Corruption effects to persist after all Corruption stacks were removed
  • Pendles: Fixed an issue with the command ring decal for Miasma
  • Rath: Level 9 Left Helix Augment Softened Target effects now appear correctly

Gear Flair

  • Removed visible texture seams on Speaker Ear Flair
  • Removed extraneous FX from the Nurse Hat gear flair
  • Gear Flair no longer turns black when teleporting back to base
  • Flair is not visible if activated while stealthed
  • Gear Flair is visible on Deande's Holotwin
  • Fixed a number of character specific issues with ear gear Flair

Finishers

  • Lowered the Dance Off Finisher effects
  • Added a white outline to the I Heart Finisher to help with visibility
  • Adjusted the color of the Something Fishy Finisher to stand out more

Maps

  • Incursion Tutorial: The Sentry firing FX now match those of the normal Incursion mode

Writing:

  • Attikus: The damage value listed in the description of Hedronic Arc is now consistent with the damage dealt
  • El Dragón: Updated the description of Level 1 Mutation Untouchable to no longer use a negative verb to describe a beneficial effect
  • Galilea: Updated the description of Wraith's Greatsword to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Galilea: Updated the description of Level 5 Left Helix Augment Last Light to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Marquis: The description of Predatory Strike no longer incorrectly indicates the Reveal CC
  • Kid Ultra: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Bola Snare
  • Pendles: Updated the description of Level 7 Mutation Poison Blood to specify melee damage reduction
  • Phoebe: Updated the description of Level 8 Right Helix Augment Phase Stability to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Phoebe: Fixed a grammatical error in Level 7 Left Helix Augment Core Overload
  • Rath: Updated the stat line description of Level 2 Right Helix Augment Shield Syphon to more accurately reflect the functionality
  • Rath: Updated the description of Crossblades to include the target penetration functionality
  • Rath: Updated the description of Dreadwind to more accurately reflect the functionality
  • Rath: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Level 7 Left Helix Augment Evasive Maneuvers
  • Rath: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Level 7 Right Helix Augment To The Point
  • Reyna: The description of Priority Target no longer incorrectly indicates the Reveal CC

Miscellaneous:

  • Fixed an issue where Broadcasters would not see players on the Versus Clash screen
  • Time remaining on active boosters are aligned when scrolling through multiple active boosters
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from scrolling through all boosters in the Marketplace
  • Fixed an issue where buying loot packs in the Command Menu would reset the player's cursor/current selection
  • Fixed an issue with taunt selection that caused players to load in with a different taunt than the one selected
  • Fixed an issue where EC was no longer awarded for obtaining duplicate skins or taunts in packs
  • Fixed an issue where the scroll bars would overlap when viewing Owned and Available Boosts in the Marketplace in non-16:9 aspect ratios

Bots:

  • Boldur Bot will engage in combat

Modes:

  • Capture: Varelsi Notification message now only states that Varelsi will be spawning soon 

UI:

  • Made improvements to the Command Menu

Maps:

  • Tank Yankers: Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on collision below the intended playable space
  • Horizon (Supercharge): Fixed an exploit where players could safely sit in their base and damage enemy players

Key Features:

  • Playable Heroes: Battleborn has a deep roster of 25 playable heroes and no two heroes are the same. For example, Rath is a samurai sword-wielding melee specialist. Oscar Mike fires an assault rifle and plays like a familiar space marine. Thorn is a dangerous archer who can also deal damage through magical attacks. There are many, many more battleborn heroes, and each has unique weapons, powers, and personalities that, through the accelerated character growth system, can be fully experienced in a cooperative campaign mission, or over the course of a single competitive multiplayer match.
  • Cooperative Campaign: Battleborn’s team-based cooperative campaign is a narrative experience playable with up to four other friends online, and through splitscreen, much like Borderlands. Player profile experience is earned during cooperative campaign play, will cross over to competitive multiplayer matches and vice versa.
  • Competitive Multiplayer Modes: 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 defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together, alongside their own minions, to destroy their opponents’ 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 protect their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for minions who throw 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.

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