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 has a deep roster of 25 playable heroes and no two are the same. Every hero has their own personality and comes equipped with their own unique weapons and powers.
Battleborn's Story Mode is a narrative experience that can be played entirely singleplayer, and is even better when it's played cooperatively with friends both splitscreen and online.
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.
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.
Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win.
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.
Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 15 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to unlock additional augments in their helix skill tree, as well as additional skins for each character.
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.
Tips & Strategy to Recruit All Heroes
1. It doesn’t matter who you recruit first
The order in which you recruit your heroes doesn’t seem to have an effect on their base DPS and HP numbers: every new one will have a lot more on both and the only thing that is different is what abilities each one has. But, again, that doesn’t influence the game too much, at least in the early stages, so it doesn’t really matter who you select first: just go with those you like more. Or, even better, when recruiting your heroes, go for those that you already have Gear for as they perform better overall.
2. Complete the achievements
Check out the achievements and do your best to complete them: you get a lot of Premium Currency coins for that and it’s really worth it. Even if you don’t really pay attention to the achievements, you will unlock them through regular play, but it’s best to know what you’re doing and plan ahead a little bit.
3. Get all the free rewards that you can
You have the option to watch videos for premium currency or other goodies when you see the Drone flying by, and you should take advantage of that option every time it pops up: the rewards are worth the time spent watching the videos and, who knows, maybe you find out about a game that you’ll actually enjoy playing!
4. How to properly level up your Heroes
They can get extremely useful once you level them up, but in order to even get that option, you have to max their level upgrades. Try to keep things balanced and upgrade all your heroes first a few times, then focus on leveling them up one at a time: start with the first Hero you have, then work your way down to the better / more expensive ones. The game is pretty much balanced, so you will most likely get the maximum level upgrade for one hero and the cost of leveling up will be too high: when that happens, just work on the better heroes and so on. Finally, don’t forget about their health! Even though it doesn’t matter as much as damage, high health means that they survive for longer in battle and you don’t have to spend that much time waiting for them to revive. So upgrade their health as well and try to keep it at a decent level as well.
5. Mythstones and Artifacts
After passing a specific stage, you have the chance of collecting Mythstones when defeating a boss, and Mythstones are used to craft and level up Artifacts. These offer amazing bonuses and you get to keep them even after you prestige in Battleborn Tap, so they’re extremely useful. Of course, they are also pretty expensive, so dealing with them should be made after you consider a few things: always upgrade an Artifact if it costs less than purchasing a new one, but only IF you are satisfied with the bonuses it offers. If not, there’s no point in trying to upgrade them – just wait to get enough stones to purchase a new one and hope you’ll have better luck then.
6. How to Prestige properly
Whenever you reach stage 30, you can Prestige: this means that you reset your current progress and start over, but you get to keep all the Artifacts and Mythstones that you have, as well as the gear that you have equipped your Heroes with. Also, when you prestige you get extra Mythstones and other boosts, so it’s always a good idea to prestige as late as possible in the game, ideally when you get way better bonuses than what you got from the previous Prestige. Find the right balance here and right way to prestige and you’ll soon get a ton of Artifacts and you’ll quickly and easily progress through the new stages.