Battleborn First Story Operation Releasing on October 13th
Free Face Off PvP mode also coming.
Gearbox Software is still hard at work on its MOBA/FPS Battleborn despite disappointing sales. The developer offered an update on its upcoming content, noting the first Story Operation – Attikus and the Thrall Rebelling – would be releasing on October 13th along with a new free PvP mode Face Off.
“We’ve been cranking away on Battleborn all summer long and we continue delivering lots of free content to your doorstep with new heroes, maps, modes, and more. BUT, we’ve also been reprioritizing aspects of the game that you – our awesome fans – told us were important. As a result, some things are taking a little more time to complete than originally planned.
“Every Story Operation is playable solo or co-op with up to three buddies. The Operations themselves are side stories that expand on some Battleborn hero’s lore, sending you right into the middle of the action. They are shorter than the main Story Missions and highly replayable. Each playthrough moves you towards unlocking more lore, skins, titles, and taunts. Not to mention, the dialogue, enemies, and objective change depending on your current playthrough.”
The second Operation, Toby’s Friendship Raid, is out this Fall and three more will arrive in the Winter (presumably between December 2016 and February 2017). Each Operation will include new taunts, skins and titles. They can be obtained with the Season Pass or purchased separately for $5.
As for Face Off, the new competitive mode, Gearbox describes it as, “Two teams fight against each other to exterminate the invading Varelsi. Each team must coordinate between defense and offense to kill Varelsi, collect their masks, and deposit them for points. The first team to 500 points wins. Of course killing Varelsi makes them mad–be ready for intense, multi-phase battles! Steal masks from enemy players and be quick to pick up masks your teammates left behind.”
The next PvP mode is out in the Fall along with the next free character Kid Ultra. Stay tuned for more information on Battleborn’s future content.