Yesterday 2K Games and Gearbox Software officially announced the dates for Open Beta. Along with this long awaited news was the reveal of the way the Story Mode will work. It will take on a TV-style approach to it's format where players and their friends will become the stars of the 'show'. The developers suggest thinking of the May 3rd launch as the "premere" and continues with one large over-arching story spanning eight episodes - each episode telling a new story in the fight to save the last star, Solus.
Check out the Open Beta dates below and the included Story Mode Cinematic. It's pretty awesome! For more information, we have included a link to the official blog at the bottom. See you all in Battleborn!
From the Official Announcement:
To get yourself ready for the Battleborn Open Beta, wrap your mind around what’s at stake. Set in the distant future, you’re fighting to save the last star in the universe. You have 25 heroes – each with wildly different personalities, powers, and play styles – at your disposal as you dip into the action-packed Story Mode or go 5 v 5 in Competitive Multiplayer matches. Experience the natural progression of the game as you rank up and unlock new heroes, skins, taunts, Helix mutations, and more during the Battleborn Open Beta.
WHEN IS IT? April 8 to April 18!
- April 8th at 10am PST (5pm UTC) – PS4
- April 13th at 10am PST (5pm UTC) – PS4, PC, and Xbox One
- Open Beta ends April 18th at 7am PST (2pm UTC)
PLATFORMS: PS4, PC, and Xbox One
PS4 players, remember: you’ll have Open Beta access to the adorable penguin in a mechsuit, Toby! Toby will not be unlockable on PC or Xbox One during the Open Beta but he will be unlockable on all platforms in the retail version.