Battleborn removed from digital storefronts as 2K announces plan to shut the game's servers down

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    Gearbox's Battleborn never had a chance, back when the game launched back in 2016, directly opposing the much-hyped titan that was Blizzard's Overwatch. As the release of both games drew near, many began comparing the two, as they were both seen as online hero-shooters, and despite clear differences between both Battleborn and Overwatch, the former never managed to escape the shadow of the latter. A little over a year after Battleborn came out, publisher 2K Games made the decision to make the game free to play, resulting in the game getting a slight boost in popularity, though it was short-lived. Three years after its launch, Battleborn is getting taken out to pasture, as 2K has pulled the game from all available digital storefronts. It was also announced that those who still own the game will no longer be able to purchase premium currency after February 24, 2020, and after January 2021, the servers will be shut down, and Battleborn will no longer be playable in any way, shape, or form.

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  1. DinohScene

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    Ohyeah, that game existed...
     
  2. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

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    why
    bruh, at least release a patch that leaves the campaign unaffected for those of us that paid for it
     
  3. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    Never even heard of this game..
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ The Adorable Enby

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    Sucks to be all 10 people who were playing this game
     
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    Worst 60 dollars I ever spent. My friends were so hyped for this trash...
     
  6. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

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    I bought ps4 version of this game years ago with overwatch, guess the is still useful as fresbee :)
     
  7. Memerz1

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    Remember getting this game at launch, and playing it for 10 minutes while roasting it with my friends. Good times.
     
  8. Jayro

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    It came out when Overhyped Overpriced Overwatch did.
     
  9. FAST6191

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    Of all the games that "stood a chance" is this one of the shortest before being goodnighted? Give or take a few MMOs back in the day.

    Anyway tell me again why being able to run my own servers, or at least have LAN play, is a bad thing?
     
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  10. WiiU

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    I bought this game for $1 in a clearance bin. Haven’t even installed it. I guess I can use the case as a drink coaster
     
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  11. SatoXR

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    Sad both games couldn’t stay afloat competing with each other.
     
  12. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot ...The Nintendo DSi, am I right?

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    I’ve heard about this game in Joey Pockett’s “Top 10 Fastest Games”, this is all I gathered:

    NUMBER 6, BATTLEBORN!
    IT JUST DIED IN 2 MONTHS!
     
  13. Edgarska

    Edgarska Conjurer of cheap tricks

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    Not surprised in the slightest, except that the game might have been allowed to suffer longer than I thought, should have been humanely put down some time ago.
     
  14. Captain_N

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    Well, can i get the server code then....
     
  15. Meepers55

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    This game wasn't so bad. It definitely came out at the wrong time.

    It's really a shame that you won't even get to play the campaign offline. I suppose I should stop purchasing games that rely on servers to play them.
     
  16. MythicalData

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    I payed for this game :/ and my friends copy ;(!!!!!
    Sucks to lose games like this
     
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