A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands.
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Release Date: May 2, 2016

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July 29

Battleplan 12: 7/29/16

The latest edition of the Battleborn Battleplan is now live! This week, we dole out lots of Pendles info and announce the dates for our next Double XP event. Check it out over on the Gearbox forums!

https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/battleplan-12-7-28-16/1542328/105

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July 8

Battleplan #9


This week, we thought it was about time to dedicate more of the Battleplan to you guys and the cool stuff you do to support Battleborn. From cosplays and fan art, to tournaments and even drink recipes, the things you guys create never cease to amaze us. In this issue of the Battleplan, we’ll be calling out a few things of note, but also pointing you in the direction of some great community hubs that you should know about.


We only have one hot fix coming at you this week and it’s a pretty simple change for Ghalt:

  • Removed the blurring FX caused by Ghalt's Dual Wield to improve visibility while the skill is active.


As we said above, this week, the Community Spotlight section is the star of the show! We love coming across the awesome things that you guys do and always want to do our best to recognize as much of it as possible. To that end, we’ve created “The Battleplan 9 Community Recognition Thread” on the Gearbox forums. Make sure to drop by and check out just a few of the best creations the Battleborn Community has to offer!


Orendi Shadow Pillar drink created by MyMainIsACook


Thorn fan art created by Flamfelis


Benedict fan art created by Yggdrassal

In addition to the Gearbox forum thread above, there are lots of great places to find other members of the community who are creating great stuff. Not only can you find “creations” of all types, but there are plenty of places our there to just chat about Battleborn and share tips, tactics, and builds. We’ve added a short list of a few of these places below. That way, whether you’re new to the community or you’re just always up for a conversation about Battleborn, you can easily get connected with other members of the community!
  • The Battleborn Subreddit (r/Battleborn) - r/Battleborn is a great way to keep a finger on the pulse of the community. Head on over for in-depth info and even a solid community created meme or two. Reddit is also a hub for community-run tournaments, for those of you with a competitive streak.
  • The Official Gearbox Software Forums - We link to them above, but it bears repeating. The Official Gearbox Forums are a great place to see developers pop in and out from time to time chatting and engaging with the community.
  • DeviantArt - DeviantArt is a great place to the “community creations” we referenced above. Many of the most talented artists in the community showcase their work on DeviantArt, making it easy to find all sorts of awesome stuff with just a simple search!
Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of some of the more popular online community hotspots and where they are. If you’re new to the community or would just like to get more involved, these are all good places to start!


You guys know us – we’re all about the loot. We know you guys are too, so that’s why last week, we made some pretty significant changes that made the loot you want easier to get. As if that wasn‘t enough, next week, we’ll be holding our first loot based event: The Battleborn Lootpocalypse! From 8am PT on Friday, July 15th until 8am PT on Monday, July 18th, we’ll be raising the droprates of legendary gear through the roof! We’ll have more details in next week’s Battleplan, but make sure to clear your calendars and prepare for the Lootpocalypse!

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Reviews

“This is a great game all around and I highly recommend checking it out!”
100 – Gaming Age

“When inevitably compared to Blizzard's Overwatch (purely on the PvP options since Overwatch doesn't have any PvE at all), Battleborn is a deeper, more complex beast that has far longer match times and a slower, more methodical approach.”
4.5 / 5 – Game Revolution

“Battleborn is a toy box filled to the brim with style and so much substance.”
4.5 / 5 – Hardcore Gamer

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Battleborn Digital Deluxe includes all Season Pass content giving you 5 all new Story Operations, instant access to 5 new heroes when they release, and digital bonuses.

About This Game

A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined -- from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes.  Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.

Features:

  • Story Mode:

    Battleborn’s Story Mode is a narrative experience that can be played entirely singleplayer and is even better when it’s played cooperatively with friends.
  • Multiplayer:

    Battleborn’s team-based competitive multiplayer action can be experienced by up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches, and includes three distinct multiplayer modes.
    • Incursion: Teams of heroes must defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together alongside their own minions to destroy their opponent’s base.
    • Capture: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win.
    • Meltdown: Teams of heroes must guide their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for every minion who throws themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.
  • Persistent Progression System:

    All experience points, whether earned through playing Battleborn’s Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer modes, contribute to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank.
    • Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 10 outside of missions and matches, allowing players to swap out augments in their helix skill tree, as well as unlock skins.
    • Command Rank: Players can rank up their own player profile, unlocking badges and titles to impress friends, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.
  • Factions:

    The last star, Solus, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving factions.
    • The Peacekeepers are sworn protectors of Solus
    • The Eldrid are preservers of the natural order of the universe
    • The Rogues are mercenaries only concerned with their own survival
    • The Last Light Consortium (LLC) are war profiteers, exploiting others for their own gain
    • The Jennerit Empire rule others by force, valuing power above all else
  • Battleborn Heroes:

    Battleborn has a deep roster of 25 playable heroes and no two are the same. Every hero has their own personality and comes equipped with their own unique weapons and powers.
  • Helix System:

    Battleborn’s accelerated character growth system allows players to level-up a character from 1 to 10 and fully experience each hero’s unique weapons and powers in a single story mission or multiplayer match.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 x64-bit or Later
    • Processor: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 6870/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better, PhysX support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 Compliant
    • Additional Notes: Initial installation requires an internet connection for Steam authentication, and gameplay; software installations require (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 11, NVidia PhysX, .Net Framework 4.5, Visual C++ Redistributable 2010, and Visual C++ Redistributable 2012.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 x64-bit or Later
    • Processor: Intel i5-750 / AMD Phenom IIx4 945
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD HD 7850/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or better, PhysX support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
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michael
14.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
the best game over
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Masterpie [vacation]
26.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
Dont lie about what the game is, most of the bad reviews are overwatch fans that are like "HUHH OVERWETCH IS BETTER, BETTER REVIEW THIS GAME BAD SO PPL DONT BUY" and then with the massive trend of overwatch theres tons of bad revies. Overwatch is not bad, I never tried it but its fandom is bad, just bad. If you enjoy a good and want to revive a good game, buy Battleborn it may take time to get a server but theres still servers. Dont believe to the overwatch fans get this game!
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The Admiral
44.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
this game has solid mecanics and great gameplay, it is unfortunate that every time i open it to play I am frustrated with a vast amount of tecnical issues and it has become unplayable.
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Top Comrade Lad Icy
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
poor man's overwatch

total trash, don't even bother
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Hayes
14.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
just don't seriously
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LordLames
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
From the little I've played of the game, it's good. However, it takes a very long time to get a match.

Would recommend if you have friends who have the game. Would still recommend if you don't have friends who play, but be prepared for a rather long wait time.
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Goneinaflash
61.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Good game in basis and if you have friends who also play this game then it is worth it even for only playing the story with your friends. It is also more enjoyable in multiplayer if you are playing with people who communicate. The game unfortuantly is not perfect and still contains a fair amount of bugs. Furthermore there are very few players in multiplayer that are of a new players level.
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Kicked By Noobs
391.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
I love Battleborn but this game still has severe issues

1) Both the heroes and the enemies still get stuck in the co-op missions and this can be game breaking.

2) This game still needs better optimization because the frame rate drops for no apparent reason.

3) This game still desperately needs more co-op missions for a game which originally cost $60-80.

4) Micro-transactions are still completely unacceptable in a game which originally cost $60-80.

5) It is still difficult to find a full team because players disconnect and the game never adds new players.

6) Gearbox bans players who ciritcise this game on their forums so I do not have any hope of these issues being resolved.

My critique of the co-op campaign
-mission 1: good
-mission 2: good
-mission 3: too repetitive
-mission 4: good
-mission 5: good
-mission 6: too repetitive
-mission 7: too repetitive
-mission 8: good

My favorite heroes
-TF2 heavy weapons (Montana)
-space marine (Oscar Mike)
-witchblade elf (Mellka)
-Barack Obama (Ghalt)
-dark samus (Galilea)
-na'vi archer (Thorn)
-happy feet (Toby)
-TF2 spy (Pendles)
-sith lord (Rath)
-skynet (ISIC)

My conclusion
For me this game is great because co-op shooters are my thing and I like to replay the campaign with different heroes. I would not bother buying it for the competitive mode.
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The Kombat Wombat
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
the game is ok and the characters are well designed and ballenced. but the issue is the place is a ghost town, and concidering its an online game thats a dealbreaker. if you wanna start with the story campain, then you pretty much have to organise a group of your own or play solo. but multiplayer is unballenced as anything so new players will have a hard time getting a good play out of the game.

I recieved this game from a bundle for $15 and I cant say i got my moneys worth out of it
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Thorium9
24.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Fun game with a borderlands sense of humor, if you enjoyed the borderlands games you will enjoy battleborn.
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76 of 107 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
171.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Being that Battleborn has been created by the team behind Borderlands and has similar stylised visuals, the two were always going to be compared to each other. And right from the outset, it is plain to see that there is a heavy Borderlands influence in much of Battleborn. But they are indeed separate entities, with Battleborn taking a MOBA style approach with the multiplayer element of the game, and featuring new characters and a different setting. The premise behind Battleborn is that five races are vying to control the last star, but decide to put their disagreements aside to battle the evil Varelsi, who want nothing more than to destroy the star and plunge the galaxy into darkness.

The initial cutscene does a great job giving us this brief backstory. It also emphasises the fast paced nature of the game with some up-tempo tunes. Indeed, I played one early mission as the sniper character known as Marquis and took my time thoroughly scouring the locales for all the bonuses and credit shards. Apparently, there’s a time limit, and I used up the allotted time. OK, so I did spend a couple of minutes making myself a cup of coffee…but a time limit for the single player portion of the game? Really?

I didn't make that mistake again. Besides that gripe, the private singleplayer (with AI) or public co-op missions (with online compatriots) are rather enjoyable. The co-op allows five friends (or indeed strangers) to team up to play one of the eight story chapters that follow on from the tutorial style introduction. Although there are only eight chapters and there really isn’t that much of a story - apart from the battle for the last remaining star - the levels are well designed and journeying through them with a couple of mates is a heap of fun.

Apart from the playing co-op, there are currently three multiplayer modes, each with 3 maps. Capture mode is basically a Capture-the-Flag derivative where teams must capture and protect various points within the map. The other two modes are somewhat more original. The Meltdown mode has teams guiding groups of minions towards a minion grinder at the centre of the map, somewhat like a bunch of lemmings falling off a cliff to their deaths. The goal of your team is to get as many minions as possible to their destination whilst preventing the opponents from doing so. The Incursion mode has teams attempting to find and destroy two Sentry Bots, with the first team to destroy both declared the winners. All modes feel extremely well balanced, giving teams a chance to catch up if they fall behind at the start.

The variation comes in the form of the character roster, or as they are known, the Battleborn. With 26 characters to choose from, you would think that some of them would be largely familiar. But this isn’t the case. Although the characters would fit into stereotypical classes, their special abilities give them an individuality that sets them apart from another character of a similar class. As you would expect though, not all characters are available from the get-go and need to be unlocked by completing missions or accomplishing specific goals.

Combat feels somewhat more basic than in other shooters, primarily because most characters are limited to one weapon (with increasing capabilities) and their two (or three) special abilities. Unlike Borderlands, where new guns were as rare as grains of sand on a beach, in Battleborn, gamers are pretty much stuck with the same preset weapon throughout the entire mission. But they also have the use of the character's special abilities. These abilities have increased effectiveness as the missions progress through leveling up. And leveling up happens quite quickly throughout the course of a mission, and at each upgrade point, players get to select one of two upgrades to their abilities through the Helix system.

These special abilities can take a little bit to get used to and a strategy is often required for when best to use these powerful attacks. Boss Battles (which are presented in much the same way they are in Borderlands) are particularly important for ability use. These battles can often be drawn out and do provide a challenge in both single player and co-op. Along the way, players will be able to collect bonuses that give short term gains, such as increased speed or shorter cool-downs for abilities. Credit shards can also be collected. These shards are used as the in-game currency and allow gamers to purchase turrets, traps or drones that aid in destroying the enemy.

Like Borderlands, Battleborn is full of colour, and the stylish visuals are painted with the same brush. The cartoon style visuals, combined with the often humorous quips, add to the comic nature of the game, giving the impression that it doesn’t take itself all too seriously. It all feels like a classic Saturday morning cartoon. Indeed, the opening cinematic had me reminiscing about He-Man and Astro Boy. Despite many things happening on screen, the interface is simple and easy to decipher. Shield levels and health are clear, enabling gamers to take added cover if their shields are low. Voice acting too, is clear and understandable, with each of the characters being discernible from others.

Battleborn has clearly been influenced by Borderlands in a host of ways. The visuals, the humour and even many of the gameplay aspects such as the loot crates and shield regeneration, seem to come right from the Borderlands school of gaming design. If I was to sum up Battleborn, it would be Borderlands with new characters and a new setting and an added MOBA style multiplayer component. Of course, as a gamer who played countless hours roaming over Pandora and Elpis, there isn’t too much wrong with that, as all the Borderlands games have been enjoyable. Battleborn, despite the simplistic nature of the combat and time limit issues, is still a fun jaunt, and one that has a ton of replayability due to the characters alone.
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49 of 71 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
I have very mixed feelings on Battleborn. It's a pretty good game, truly, but it has problems.

I'm a product of the early 80's and was raised on He-Man and Thundercats. The first 10 minutes were a thing of beauty and I wanted more. Then the actual game started and it slowly dawned on me that I wasn't having that much fun.

First of all it is neither like Borderlands nor like a certain other popluar coop-y shoot-y game from a company with a chilly name. It is it's own entity. It's an FPS and a MOBA and can be a lot of fun, especially with a good group and/or friends. If anything, Gearbox tried too much to not make it like Borderlands. Where it borrows thematically or ideas from BL, it works.

Battleborn is a game struggling to find its voice and not succeeding. When it works, it's so much fun and really tense. But there are long periods of tediousness. The single-player is particularly problematic (incl. no offline mode) and due to Battleborn's biggest problem it is almost depressing finding other players.

And there is the biggest problem. This game died a death pretty fast. There are so few players that just finding others is en exercise in patience. I understand it has slightly improved due to occasional price drops but not that much.

Battleborn is a good game but with the weight of its problems I just can't recommend it. This few players, a hefty pricetag and microtransactions, the only future I see for the game is to go free-to-play. Even if it's on special I can't recommend it unless the number of active players rises dramatically.
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33 of 51 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
50000 people used to live here... now it's a ghost town. A game which stated off with alot of potential but quickly thrown into the abyss by ♥♥♥♥♥♥ matchmaking, game breaking bugs and most of all... OVERWATCH. As an overwatch player I actually wanted to like this game, It had so many things I loved from dota 2 and fps games combined into one, with a smattering of borderlands to it. But devs wanted to ruin it by not fixing the bugs and adding microtransactions (microtransactions for a game that costs $79.90??? What the ♥♥♥♥ is this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t?) My honest thoughts on this piece of ♥♥♥♥: Meh it could use alot more work, else it's a piece of ♥♥♥♥ no one wants to buy. Though the concept and multiplayer isn't that bad, but it could use more work and balance fixes.

My final rating: 4/10.

P.S Benedict is best bird <3
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
It's such a pity this game gets so much negative feedback.

I really enjoy this game.
That said, it's not for everyone. I would suggest watching some actual gameplay before purchasing, to avoid passing up on an awesome title because it isn't what you were expecting when you launched it.

Also, note that there is a mandatory prologue/tutorial mission, before gaining access to both Multiplayer and Story modes. It doesn't take long to complete, and like all tutorial missions, gives you a basic feel for the game's combat and levelling systems. The mission itself takes anywhere between 20-35min depending on how quickly you run through it, plus animated cutscenes on either side of it, so allow roughly an hour of your time, before you really get into the game.

I would definitely recommend players play through the Story Mode (to be fair, I always opt campaign over MP in games. Just a personal preference)

Matchmaking can be a pain at times, but nothing that can't be remedied through Steam or Discord groups.

The only downside to this game is the lack of optimisation.
Any other flaw is nothing more than a minor irritation at best.

There's a terrible self fulfilling prophecy of this game being pushed to F2P, that has marred it since its early days. It's a fate that has become more common than not, among MP focused FPS/MOBA titles. The only way to stop it from coming to fruition is to support the game, its developers, and community, instead of constantly wishing for it to fail, forcing it to the realm of F2P, to encourage a wider playerbase and deeper player pool.
It truly would be a shame to see this gem go.
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
279.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
"You think this is game? This isn't a f*cking game! This is REAL LIFE! And get this: If you die in real life, YOU DIE IN REAL LIFE! Just something for you to think about! That's right, YOU, the one holding the controller slash mouse! I'm looking at YOU, [insert actual name]]!"

Battleborn is a mix of FPS and MOBA. It offers both PvE mode(replayable story) and PvP( Incursion, Meltdown and Capture). The game offers wide variety of characters to play as but on PC lacks the playerbase for it.

Unlocks, Lore and Story

The game is all about unlocking . You start with 7 characters and then you can unlock more by completing the respective challenges or by simply leveling up your Commander rank(account level). Once you unlock a character you can unlock taunts & skins by playing with them and increasing their Character Rank or complete specific challenges. And if you want to know more about the character you can complete 5 lore specific challenges and then read their lore in form of letters,audio logs and observation notes.

Story is pretty simple : A race is destryoing all the stars, you are down to one star , Solus, and you are trying to protect her by defeating the game villain named Rendain. Story is spread on 8 campaigns(and 5 more are bound to come with the Season Pass... at some point) which doesnt really have a connection between them so the order in which you play them doesn't matter.

Worth pointing out is that some characters can trigger unique dialogues during missions which can be a motivation to replay maps with different characters.

Gameplay

Now if you are expecting Borderlands 3 dont buy it.. I'm serious. The only common ground between Battleborn and Borderlands is the writing. Apart from that what you will see is MOBA style game with First Person camera.

Skills and Helix System

Every character got 3 skills - 2 regular, 1 ultimate(available at level5), weapon with primary and secondary attack, quick melee attack.

You start every mission at level 1 and can reach max level 10. Everytime you level up you can pick 1 out of 2(3 if you ranked up your character enough to unlock a mutation, 5 mutations per character) options affect different skills. Some of them add more punch to the skill or change it completly. Thanks to that every character can fill several roles which depends on your personal playstyle.

Looting & items

There isnt THAT much looting compared to Borderlands and you cant change your items on the go too. In PvE you can find item drops from chests and enemies while bosses can also drop you a legendary(every boss drops different legendaries). If you do only PvP then you have to buy loot packs from the marketplace(it cost in-game credits, not real money) which then gives you several items and at least 1 item with the same quality as the loot pack.
Once you got the items you will need create a loadout which holds up to 3 items.
Before you start the mission you pick your character and then a loadout. Once in the mission you need to collect shards to activate your items. Different quality items got different costs with Legendaries being the most expensive. In PvE you wont have issue to activate 3 legendaries but in PvP that is gonna be an issue.

PvE

As said PvE, at the moment contains 8 replayable missions. You can play it in private solo or with friends(as long as they are in the lobby, they cant join you once you start the mission). A PvE group can be up to 5 players and the missions scales based on the current amount of players in the game so if someone disconnect the game will tone down the difficulty.
The story missions got 2 difficulty levels : Normal and Advanced. Only the last mission, Heliophage, got different final boss encounter. Its recommended for new players to stick to Normal for first few missions until they get familiar with the game.
Public Matchmaking for PvE need at least 2 players to start so dont be surprised if you and a friend que together as team in Public PvE to start the mission on your own.

PvP

Now this one is tricky to get into duo to several factors worth mentioning before I continue with it.
  1. PC lacks players compared to the consoles which leads to long waiting periods for a match.
  2. Duo to small playerbase there isn't skillbased matchmaking system.
  3. Players often surrender after 6 minutes in game often for no reason(its okay if you cant leave your spawn but when its a stalemate please keep playing)

Now the PvP comes with 3 modes and each one of them comes with 3 maps for the moment. They have timelimit (30min for Incursion and Meltdown, 15 for Capture). In PvP you can spend shards on buying turrets that will reward you XP upon purchase.

Incursion
This is the MOBA-like mode . You need to escort your wave of minions while destroy the enemy minions until you reach the enemy sentry. Then with the help of the minions you have to destroy the sentry and move on to the next. To win you have either destroy both sentries, your sentries have more health than the enemy, your player score is higher.
What is player score? IIRC player score = 2*(kills) + 1*(assists) so here we are .. with the "lovely" KDR that everybody cares about and not bothering to do the objective.

Meltdown

Meltdown reminds me TF2's Payload Race and IIRC there was a mode like this in Super Monday Night Combat(SMNC). You have to sacrifice your minions into a grinder while stoping the enemy from doing the same. Winner is the one who reaches 500 points or have the highest score). At 250 points your grinder moves further away into enemy territory .

Capture

Well this is a Classic FPS mode. Control points in order to increase your score and win. Every map comes with 3 nodes that you need to take. There are no minions to escort so you can enjoy killing your enemy over and over and over.


So is it worth picking?

That depends on what you expect from the game and your playstyle in General.

In PvE once you finish the story the only thing left to do is grind for items , looking for new dialogues and unlock lore.
PvP while fun is... rare duo to small playerbase so buying this on Console might be a better idea .
Overall the game is fun and manage to mix FPS and MOBA fine, sadly its not what people expected from Gearbox.. aka Borderlands 3.

" I'm going straight to hell and I'm taking all of you with me."

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
I want to like this game, I mean I do like it. But it's constantly giving me reasons not too, the multiplayer is an unbalanced mess. The majority of the time you play versus it'll be against a full team of LV 100s. While your team maybe has one person over 20! The gameplay is great in almost every way, I love the characters and dialogue. The short campaign is fun, even the multiplayer is fun. About half the time you play someone from your team will just leave out of the blue, there's no replacement coming. Not even a buff for the rest of your team when it's 4 or 3 versus 5.

PROS:
Graphics/Art Style: It's a beautiful game, gearbox really knows how to create worlds.
Dialogue/Story: It has much of the comedic timing and banter you'd expect from Borderlands
Gameplay: Tight controls, great mechanics. All feels very fluid.
Multiplayer: The maps, the character abilities, the game modes. All work great, if only there was a larger community.

Cons:
Tiny online community: Those who have had the game since around launch all have characters at least level 75. Those who just got the game off the steam sale or humble bundle (Me) are outmatched.
People dropping out of your game: When your team starts losing and sometimes badly, almost always someone will leave. This puts you at an instant disadvantage in every way. There's no matchmaking to find a replacement. I feel like a team wide buff would work well to balance out if someone leaves, i.e. more health/damage for the team with less people.

In conlusion:
I like this game, it's great. But it'd be so much better with people and at the price it's hard to justify it. It needs a price cut, to make it evenly priced with overwatch. (Which is was falsely compared too at launch and suffered)

All in all, I do recommend it since it really just needs a larger community.
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The definition of Mediocre.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
I wasn't sure if I would buy this game because of all the negative reviews surrounding it. Then I bought it on Humble Bundle for $15, which was pretty reasonable price for this game. After I finished the game, I knew this game would have a fun campaign, but I still wasn't pretty sure with the online. I played the game for a while and I love it. I was able to find matches for no more than 3 minutes but the only thing that bugs me is the matchmaking system. However, after I played a match with people near my level, I've never had so much fun in an online game before. I believe, thanks to the Humble 2K Bundle, there will be more new players joining the community and with further patches, the matchmaking problem won't be a problem anymore!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Underrated, will never be what Overwatch is nor should it be. I own both and there's really not a lot of head room for comparisons. Finding a match has not been an issue for me. No framerate or optimization issues as reported by some either.

Don't pay full price though, it's a 20 dollar game max. Otherwise it's a lot of fun and really not a bad game.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Fun game to play with friends
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