Battleborn Season Pass Revealed, Microtransactions Confirmed
Gearbox’s MOBA/FPS has gone gold.
Gearbox Software has shared new details on its upcoming MOBA/shooter hybrid Battleborn, which has gone gold, and discussed plans for future content, microtransactions and what players can expect from the Season Pass.
Microtransactions will be used to purchase cosmetic items. The game itself features a large number of skins and taunts at launch and there will be even more in the future. As the developed noted though, “This kind of optional cosmetic content has absolutely no effect on the gameplay, and helps us keep all the additional heroes, modes, maps, and other features that extend the core gameplay experience, free for everyone.”
Though it hasn’t revealed what new modes and maps can be expected, it seems that there will be five new heroes to play as after launch. The first, Alani the healer/warrior, was introduced and will be available instantly to PS4 owners who take part in the upcoming beta. More information on her availability will be shared in the future.
Finally, there will be a $20 Season Pass which delivers five add-ons with new skins, taunts and PvE content. Each add-on will cost $5 each and you can also pick the Digital Deluxe edition for $75 which contains the base game and Season Pass along with other cosmetic options.
Battleborn is out this May for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.