Battleborn’s Creative Director Says Fall Update Will Be Its Last

Battleborn’s Creative Director Says Fall Update Will Be Its Last

Gearbox Software’s Battleborn shifts into the twilight years of its lifespan, as the developer announced today that there is no planned content after the upcoming fall update.

Creative director Randy Varnell wrote in a letter today that many folks, himself included, are moving on to a “highly anticipated” unannounced project at Gearbox.

Meanwhile, the last round of skins (including several Borderlands themed outfits) and balance patch changes will roll out for Battleborn.

As of this week, there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update. Details of any future changes or news will be made on our forums or through social media, so keep your radars on.

Varnell says the servers will up and active “for the forseeable future” and that any future changes will come through social media, but it seems the team-oriented hero shooter is closing up shop, three months after launching a free-to-play version.

Members of the Battleborn subreddit are mourning a loss that seemed somewhat inevitable. As user /u/xAbednego writes:

Damn dude. So sad to see this finally happening, as expected as it was. I’ve been obsessed since the CTT, and I’ve never been as involved in a game’s community as with Battleborn.


  • I’m not a fan of these type of games but this honestly sux for those who are. Unfortunately Overwatch is like a giant black hole.

    • Which doesn’t even make sense.. as this is more of a MOBA.

      But then, MOBAs are a blight on the gaming landscape. So meh.

      • I’ve alwyas felt Battleborn was an FPS; hobby-grade coop campaign; genre-blended, multi-mode competitive e-sports; meta-growth, choice + epic Battleborn Heroes!

        It’s an easy genre to confuse.

  • Its a pity BB didn’t get traction. The SP was a bit meh, but the multiplayer I thought was a breath of fresh air on the MOBA genre personally.

  • It’s always a little sad to hear stories like this. Especially in such a short timeframe – by the time the last update hits, the game will only be about 18 months old.

  • many folks, himself included, are moving on to a “highly anticipated” unannounced project

    Aliens: Colonial Marines 2 confirmed!

    In all seriousness why not come out and say it’s Borderlands 3?

  • I think the issue is too many games and too many of the same shit
    PC gaming was dying off to consoles
    Then steam came, and revived the PC, made it accessible
    But now there is too many games, anyone with 100 bucks can add a title to steam
    Every time something new comes out now its like, meh, whateves, Unless its something truly unique and everyone has been making MOBAs to the point we CBF’ed to even try them anymore
    Law Breakers is a good example, not a MOBA, a twitch gamer, If I CBF’ed playing Quake champions, why would I bother trying Law breakers
    Back in the day we would have up to 24 dudes crammed into my shed for a lan weekend, and we would all play the crap out of the same 1 or 2 games, all weekend and love it , now we have NBN, no need to move your PC, but your lucky to get 4 of your lads together to play 1 game for a few hours, cause they are off playing other shit

    Hence I end up playing Overwatch >.< and hating myself for it

    oh hum

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