Battleborn Players Rally To Save The Game On Battleborn Day, November 12

Tired of seeing a perfectly good game plagued with low server populations, the Battleborn Reddit has organised a special day to help new players get into the game, and the devs are backing them up with special bonuses throughout the weekend.

Battleborn is a great competitive/co-op shooter that got a bad rap. The marketing was spotty, the choice to release in the same window as Blizzard's Overwatch was insane, and technical problems at launch turned away more than a few players that would otherwise have given the game a fair shake.

After months of forum talk about trying to save the game without getting much accomplished, Redditor bkndx decided it was time to act (via Eurogamer).

So let's talk about why it didn't succeed at the beginning, Overwatch competition, lacklustre marketing, bugs glitches and balancing issues. As time went on the problems shifted to low player base, and a large skill gap, matchmSo the question is how do we bring new players and keep them. Well if we can get an event going for a day where we get as many players online to play as many games as they can, this will solve matchmaking issues and allow everyone to try the game. As a community of high level elites we should recognise that if we get this going there's going to be a huge influx of newbs. We should be doing our best to not pubstomp and ruin their first impressions of the game so please, no double legendary loadouts. Experiment with new characters and try to keep away from the meta. We will shoot for the second Saturday of November starting at 3:00 est?

And so Battleborn Day was born. Members of the player-created big brother program BattleBros will be online all day long, ready to aid new players fall in love with the game.

Even better, a Gearbox employee active in the game Reddit brought the event to the developers' attention, and they're sweetening the pot with a bunch of bonuses running from 11:00AM AEDT on Saturday to 3:00AM AEDT on Monday. Bonuses include:

  • The badarsest of badarse in-game events: Prepare for Lootpocalypse, Play with the Devs, Double XP and Double Credits all rolled into one phenomenal weekend!
  • A special "Battleborn Day Queue" with all kinds of fan-favourite maps and modes.
  • Try out all 29 Battleborn heroes! Every character will be temporarily unlocked for all players.
  • Enjoy 20 per cent off all skins and taunts in the in-game Marketplace.
  • Swag giveaways on the BattlebornĀ Facebook and Twitter channels

Long story short, between the special event and the release of the second story DLC, Toby's Friendship Raid, this weekend is the best possible time to give Battleborn a try. It's a good game, Brant.


    If they make it free to play watch the player count surge.

    Maybe they made some very significant changes since the beta/Dec 2015 - Jan 2016 but I'm pretty sure the reason it flopped was that Battleborn just wasn't that fun

      There was something not very enjoyable about leveling up again for every single match.

        You don't play MOBAs hey?

          That's why many of us don't play MOBAs:
          It's not very enjoyable leveling up again for every single match.

    The game was just kind of...meh for me.
    I might get round to playing it one day, but there are just so many better games like this out atm.

      The problom with that, is that is an online game, and you can't really hold off on playing it when it looks like its going to die...

        That's why I don't even bother with the online-only PVP arena games any more. I've had a few of them die in the arse, their empty husks still sitting in my Steam library. There's plenty of worthy games out there, all competing for the same audience, and a very rare handful of them ever go the distance. The rest... wither away and die in the wreckage of the developers' dreams.

        Just look up the MOBA tag in Steam. Check the reviews. See how many are Negative/Mixed, and how many of the reviews cite, "Can't get a match." Steam is a fucking graveyard of online PVP arena titles. It's not a welcoming market, but for whatever reason, devs seem to keep trying to crack into it.

        Possibly because it's easier than making a REAL game a campaign. Rather than designing courses and paths and environments and enemy encounters and AI and scripts and narrative and cinematics and acting, they simply stop once they've got to the point of art assets and game mechanics, then let people use them in a little arena sandbox.

        Problem is, it's just not enough.

    MAN, they know how to bad time things with this game... Overwhatch is having a Free 2 Play weekend on the SAME weekend.... So... this is dead before its even gotten anywhere....

    Two words. Australian Servers.

    I prefer Overwatch, just find it more balanced, more fun and nicer looking. Plus suits my playing time more these days as there is no need to grind beyond aesthetic stuff.
    That said I'd be more willing to give Battleborn a shot if the connection didn't perform like crap and I was actually paired up with Aussies.

      You should jump online with me sometime then mate, we've carved out quite the lil aussie community

    I hated the UI and over the top character designs and lines. Wouldn't have continued and bought the thing even if the server issues were massaged out.

    Yes, because shouting out lines like "Feminism is awesome!" needs to be shared with the world.

    I really like this game. I love the art style, all the cool characters and the 'raid' like levels are very fun.

    kinda sad it hasn't found a good player base. Those wait times are ridiculous. I hope things like this work

    Different strokes and all that, I enjoy the game and think it just gets alot of blind hatred because it isn't overwatch and spoken from someone who has both games, I prefer battleborn to the latter for simple things like interesting characters that aren't cookie cutter sterotypes. More game modes PVE & PVP although I'm under the impression OW is getting a PVE?

    As a whole I just think BB is a deeper and more rewarding game in general and on that note OW is a lot easier to just jump into, not much of a learning curve at all.

    Both great games and also two totally different experiences

    End of the day just my opinion

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