Experience points carrying over into multiplayer and vice versa stated as reason.
Gearbox Software has dated its open beta for Battleborn and it’ll be arriving first on the PS4 before heading to Xbox One and PC. It should be noted however that the game requires an Internet connection to play.
Publisher 2K Games clarified this to Videogamer when it stated that, “Battleborn requires an internet connection to play, whether you’re playing single-player, co-operatively with friends, or competitively against others. One of the reasons for this is that experience points earned in Battleborn’s Story Mode carry over to Multiplayer and vice-versa.
“All XP earned through the game’s persistent progression system contributes to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank. In addition, maintaining data integrity is a major priority for the team, and online gameplay permits player’s data to be accessible, even after experiencing a hardware malfunction or purchasing a new console.”
It was also confirmed that though PlayStation Plus is required for “certain gameplay and functionality” in the final release, a subscription won’t be necessary for the open beta. Thoughts on the Internet connection though? Let us know in the comments below.