Battleborn is free-to-play starting today

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  1. Ericzander
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    Earlier today, Gearbox Software's FPS game Battleborn became free-to-play on every available platform (PC, Xbox One, and PS4), in the Americas at least. The PS4 version of the game will become free-to-play starting on June 13th in Europe and Japan.

    Claiming to be a free trial, anybody can download the game and play unlimited multiplayer matches.


    This decision was probably made in order to combat the continually declining playerbase. The game itself never quite got the traction that it needed due in part to it being released around same time as other large titles, specifically Overwatch.

    Prospective new players don't need to worry about being completed obliterated by pros online at this time, as Gearbox Software are also introducing a queue specifically for new players.

    In addition, Battleborn recently added several new training modes to help new and old players get accustomed or re-accustomed to the game.

    Already bought Battleborn? While you won't be getting a refund, you will be getting several in game perks as a way of thanking you for for your support. According to Gearbox, players who purchased the game are automatically bumped up to "Founder" status. Founders are given the following perks:

    :arrow: Source: Gearbox Studios News
     
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    another OverClone?
     
  3. Ericzander
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    If we're being technical, Battleborn came out about 20 days before Overwatch.
     
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    hmmmm... so who copy who? xD
     
  5. SilverWah

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    I'll just play TF2 if I want to play a shooter. This looks boring but it's nice for it's community I guess.
     
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    Neither... they are different games.

    Battleborn isnt a Team Fortress kind of game.
     
  7. SilverWah

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    Huh. I didn't know that.
     
  8. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    That's horsepucky. I would much much rather get my fooking $60 back. What a terrible purchase.
     
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  9. chartube12

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    Battleborn actually has a campaign and imo is slightly better then overwatch. Overwatch did better because it was made by blizzard. While battle born was made by gearbox. It is just that simple. Most of my friends infact enjoy battleborn and barely tauched overwatch.

    So ya, blizzard fanboyism won overwatch it's userbase
     
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    I personally feel that this stinks of desperation for the game. I play Overwatch myself and have never touched Paladins, but I felt a little sad for the game that couldn't. Unfortunate timing, more aclaimed developers, large fanbase. Paladins never looked that interesting to me though, not to mention the Paladins creator basically going crazy....
     
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  11. DKB

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    I enjoyed the game, however just the community is dead. Hopefully this changes things.
     
  12. LiveLatios

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    why
    neither copy either, they're two completely different games
     
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    Man I remember when I was actually looking forward to this one when it was announced, it's a shame it had to come out right around Overwatch and get drowned out.

    At least now I have an excuse to actually get it now lol
     
  14. leonmagnus99

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    this is really cool for those that do not have OW.
    i tried paladins before buying OW.

    paladins is really fun too, this game looks alot of fun as well.
    but i am mostly addicted to OW lately.

    screw blizzard XD
     
  15. Foxi4

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    The game already cost less than a McDonald's meal, stores around here sell it for £5 or less, I fail to see how this helps. The game is crap, that's life.

    You bought it for $60? Jesus Christ, it was discounted to $15 within a month or so. It was easily the biggest big name bomb this gen so far.
     
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    Unfortuantely for me, money is no object, but I did have 7 or so friends who were all playing it. I figured i'd grab it so we could all play together. Don't buy digital, kids.

    I actually have one of the rarest trophies from the game : "log into a lobby with a full team of 5"
     
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    I personally like digital when I know it's a multiplayer game since I have two PlayStations and both need a copy of the game, so the digital option often works out cheaper. Discs for everything else though, all day long.
     
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    I know what you mean, and I did it so I would never need to get my disc, just change apps. Turns out I never wanted to change to that app specifically.

    OMG its literally the 5th rarest trophy I have ever gotten ahahahahaah
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    yay i'm a ****** founder.
     
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    time to try out! I did test the beta...and think meh. Let's see how munch it changes!