[Xbox One/Steam] Battleborn Trial (Now effectively FREE - PS4 coming 13th)
489°Expired

[Xbox One/Steam] Battleborn Trial (Now effectively FREE - PS4 coming 13th)

45
Found 6th Jun 2017Edited by:"BuzzDuraband"
We knew it was coming, and it now looks like it is here. Battleborn now has a free trial on PC and Xbox One (PS4 coming 13th June) which has ultimately made it the F2P we expected and...

"grants unlimited access to all competitive multiplayer gameplay modes and maps without any time limits or level caps.

It offers access to a rotating roster of six free playable heroes, which include the same character and account progression found in the full game."


2710731.jpg
Eurogamer also state:

"You can buy a hero from the in-game marketplace using credits earned while playing matches, or with Platinum premium currency, which you buy with real world money.

If you bought and played Battleborn before the launch of this free trial, you now have Founder Status and loads of in-game items.

The free trial is out now on Steam and Xbox One and is due out on PlayStation 4 starting 13th June.

Gearbox's hero shooter Battleborn flopped upon its May 2016 launch, with low player numbers across the board amid a tough comparison with Blizzard's all-conquering Overwatch.

But publisher 2K promised to stick with the game in a bid to grow its audience, and Gearbox has worked to improve matters with a raft of updates and new heroes and maps."

How can I access the Free Trial?

The Battleborn Free Trial is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox one, and Steam. Search for Battleborn in the PlayStation, Xbox, or Steam stores and head to the store page. Each page will have a “Try Now” button to download the Free Trial.

PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold memberships are required to play the Free Trial.

Community Updates

Groups

Top comments
Yep - Still shrink wrapped on my shelf...
Wilsh8842 s ago

Yep - Still shrink wrapped on my shelf...


Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most cases it's welcomed. But only if you've played it
45 Comments
What if I already own Battleborn? What’s in it for me?

The goal of the Free Trial is to open Battleborn Competitive Multiplayer up for everyone in the world and grow the player base. We hope this endeavor leads to tons of new players for you to play with and against in PVP.

More so, it has been a joy and a privilege to interact with the Battleborn community over the past year, and we want to show you how much you mean to us. We consider you our Founders and we’ve created something special just for you. Everyone who purchased and played the retail version of Battleborn prior to the release of the Free Trial on June 6th, 2017, has been granted a Founder’s Bonus. When you log into Battleborn, the Founder’s Bonus will already be granted to your account. Head to your Command center to open the new loot packs, equip your title, and spend that sweet Platinum.


FOUNDER’S BONUS CONTENT

  • 1,000 Platinum
  • 50,000 Credits
  • Exclusive “Founder” player title
  • Gold skins for Mellka and Deande
  • 5 Core Loot Packs
  • 1 of each Command Faction Pack (5 total)
  • 1 Exclusive “Founder Loot Pack” that includes…
    • 1 guaranteed piece of legendary gear
    • 1 guaranteed piece of legendary boss gear
    • 2 guaranteed pieces of common (or better) gear
    • Guaranteed exclusive legendary “Shard of Solus” gear item (a 0 activation cost LLC Shard Generator)
    • 4 guaranteed Flair items including exclusive “Founder’s Crown” Flair item

[Gearbox FAQ]
Yep - Still shrink wrapped on my shelf...
Wilsh8842 s ago

Yep - Still shrink wrapped on my shelf...


Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most cases it's welcomed. But only if you've played it
BuzzDuraband

Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most … Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most cases it's welcomed. But only if you've played it



Its a review that i would give to alot of games if im being honest.
Wilsh881 m ago

Its a review that i would give to alot of games if im being honest.


It's probably best staying on the shelf to be fair I squeezed about 20 minutes out of it. I still own the disc version, but that's only because it's worth about 20p in Game.

I'm not sure how the eligibility of the Founder's bonus works, but it might be worth throwing the disc in the console just incase?
BuzzDuraband

It's probably best staying on the shelf to be fair I squeezed about 20 … It's probably best staying on the shelf to be fair I squeezed about 20 minutes out of it. I still own the disc version, but that's only because it's worth about 20p in Game. I'm not sure how the eligibility of the Founder's bonus works, but it might be worth throwing the disc in the console just incase?



But... then i gotta install it... Titanfall 2 keeping me occupied atm but ill prob give it a whirl tonight.
I hope this gets the game a bigger audience. Battleborn really suffered from Overwatch comparisons, and Overwatch is indeed a better game. But they're quite different really, and Battleborn is pretty decent overall.
So wait I'm confused is this going to be free for ever? If so I'd sell my copy
For £1 I couldn't care for it
So seen as it aint free for ps4 until later will i get the founders bonus if I load it up today???
Reckon it's too late to get founder on PS4? it's been sat on my shelf for about a year unopened
turbobuddah

Reckon it's too late to get founder on PS4? it's been sat on my shelf for … Reckon it's too late to get founder on PS4? it's been sat on my shelf for about a year unopened



​Same here, got it for a fiver thought thats the lowest it would go haha
BuzzDuraband

Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most … Is that a review, Wilsh? We allow negativity for Battleborn, and in most cases it's welcomed. But only if you've played it



It's ok game but boring if u like overwatch u prob like it
Battleborn? Free? Meh, still too expensive for this game.
Edited by: "Noct" 6th Jun 2017
Maaaaan i so wanted this game to succeed....i played a few days and quickly got bored love gearbox but this just didnt deliver for me
Maaaaan i so wanted this game to succeed....i played a few days and quickly got bored love gearbox but this just didnt deliver for me
willyzippy89

Maaaaan i so wanted this game to succeed....i played a few days and … Maaaaan i so wanted this game to succeed....i played a few days and quickly got bored love gearbox but this just didnt deliver for me



​Well, at least you gave it a fair shot. Most other people have dismissed it out of hand as a crap Overwatch clone without even playing it.
thisisgiftx0x1 h, 2 m ago

So wait I'm confused is this going to be free for ever? If so I'd sell my …So wait I'm confused is this going to be free for ever? If so I'd sell my copyFor £1 I couldn't care for it


As long as they have the money to keep the servers up. You only get 6 heroes(out of 30) at a time to play as free to play.
Might give it a go now it's free. Has 275 people online on PC according to steam charts
It's strange we have to wait a whole week while the US have it on their store right now (PS4)
Edited by: "CoolDude0123" 6th Jun 2017
Avatar
deleted800342
Did anyone believe them when they said it wasn't going free to play? :P
Is it too late to become a founder? I have the game disc but haven't played it yet
They have left it way way wayyyyy too late for this step, I will give it a go but I know I will play Paladins more.
I find it funny how Randy the lying Pichford is arguing with people on twitter that its a "trial" and not "free to play" like most people predicted over a year ago.
Edited by: "darkspace100" 6th Jun 2017
Frasr

Is it too late to become a founder? I have the game disc but haven't … Is it too late to become a founder? I have the game disc but haven't played it yet



​Founder is for people who have played it before today (6/6/2017)
Noct

Battleborn? Free? Meh, still too expensive for this game.



Exactly. Even free is too much for this turd. I actually value my hard drive space and time thanks but no thanks.
can we still earn Trophies and Achievements for those Hunters?
I honestly don't know where all the hate is coming from apart from thinking that it's exactly like overwatch and not liking gearbox. I hope this will give a second wind to this windless game as it is nowhere near as bad as people say so.
Same here, still shrink wrapped on shelf. This sucks.
I don't get all the characters?
Cold...
JK, voted hot, it's free.
So is it any good and is it a large download?
Brought an external for the lads Xbox and currently fraping the broadband with loads of crap, except Halo 5 (95gb to fight the Warden, no tar).
Played the Beta got bored within 20 mins. Heat for free tho. but only a little. Maybe 0.2 degrees
it was a decent enough game when I played beta but it couldn't have chosen a worse time to launch.
Just played a few games. It's not hard to see why it failed. Steam version takes up 43gb as well.
Played it once. I feel it's similar to overwatch, if you're into that sort of game, which I found out very quickly I'm not. Hopefully this'll bring some people back to playing it, as I couldn't find anyone online.
I bought it late last year when it was £2.99 in game (new + founders pack) and enjoyed it but that was only when i could play it. I spent more time in the menus than in a match. The grind to unlock a character you might click with was too much for me to stick with so i went back to Overwatch after about 2 weeks. It really isn't a bad game though.
SIr_Sigh_A_Lot

I bought it late last year when it was £2.99 in game (new + founders … I bought it late last year when it was £2.99 in game (new + founders pack) and enjoyed it but that was only when i could play it. I spent more time in the menus than in a match. The grind to unlock a character you might click with was too much for me to stick with so i went back to Overwatch after about 2 weeks. It really isn't a bad game though.



​This is my experience too. The game is fun - when you can get a match. Hopefully the move to free to play will revive the community.
That's pretty cool. I played it a bit when I bought it for my sons. I enjoyed the game and really it was just unfortunately timed with its release.
I clicked Trial etc... and had £24.99 come out my bank, just got off the phone to them for a refund.
This is actually a very good game with a lot more depth than Overwatch, don't get me wrong, I like both quite a bit but this has a lot more to it, I stopped playing it a good while back though as there were no players, I may go back to it and see if it going free actually boosts the player-base or whether people are so fed up of games like Paragon, Hawken, Paladins, World of Tanks, Star Trek Online etc etc etc and their annoying micro-transactions and unlocks via in game currency that it flops for the second time.

Bring on Borderlands 3.
InfinityVirozon

can we still earn Trophies and Achievements for those Hunters?


Ever figure this out?
Played it a few times with my boy, different game since the update. Great fun in multiplayer for a quick blast. Amazing for free.
interesting? i thought this game was crap
Edited by: "Pureego" 7th Jun 2017
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text