FREE PVP TRIAL AVAILABLE NOW! A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this Hero Shooter by the creators of Borderlands.
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May 3, 2016

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June 6

Play the Battleborn Free Trial!

We’re excited to announce a new and incredible way to jump into the hero-shooter, Battleborn! Starting today players can experience unlimited competitive multiplayer for FREE with the Battleborn Free Trial.

Players can now pick up Battleborn as a free downloadable experience that grants UNLIMITED access to all competitive multiplayer gameplay modes and maps, without any time limits or level caps. To keep things fresh, there is a weekly rotation of six heroes from the roster of 30 total heroes. Progress with each hero and player account progression is also permanent, so when the same character comes back around players can pick them up where they left off. To download the Battleborn Free Trial, head to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Steam store page and search for Battleborn. Each page has a “Try Now” or "Play Game" button to download the Free Trial.

Already own Battleborn? Then you’re a Founder! Keep on reading to find out what being a Founder entails.

When is the Free Trial available?
The Free Trial is now available globally on Steam!

New players won’t have to worry about matchmaking against a team with Command Rank 100 and legendary gear out of the gate. With the launch of the Free Trial, we’re also introducing a queue specifically for new players. This queue was created just for new and lower rank players to learn the ropes without being matched with more experienced players. Even if you’re a quick learner or an experienced MOBA player, we wanted to give you enough time to find your Battleborn play style and favorite heroes. Once a player masters Battleborn’s mechanics and reaches Command Rank 20, the Novice Queue will disappear and they be able to join other Battleborn players in the regular queues.

If you’re new to Battleborn, or just feeling a little rusty, take advantage of the new Training Modes, including an Incursion Tutorial to build up competitive multiplayer skills, and The Dojo, where players can test drive all 30 Battleborn heroes against waves of minions, regardless of whether they’re unlocked outside of The Dojo.

Played it, loved it, want more? We got you. Players can unlock heroes, customizations for your favorite hero, experience boosters, or even the Story Mode Operations in the Marketplace individually. In the Marketplace, you’ll find a number of items that can be purchased with Credits earned in-game or Platinum premium currency including:
  • Battleborn Heroes
  • Cosmetics skins and taunts
  • Gear packs
  • XP and Loot Boosters
  • Additional Loadouts and Bank pages
  • Story Operations, individually or as part of the Season Pass bundle
  • Battle Passes to access private matches

Players can also head to either digital or retail stores to upgrade to the full game and unlock all 25 base characters, all eight Story Mode missions and the Prologue, as well as permanent access to private matches. Upgrading is seamless and any player going from the Free Trial to the full game will receive in-game credits for any duplicated content that was purchased a la carte. Additionally, character challenges and masteries will carry over with the upgrade, and players will be granted access to earn the character masteries that are only available through Story Mode missions.

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam achievements or trophies will be granted upon upgrading to the full game. In order to complete the transfer of challenges, masteries, achievements, and trophies, complete the task one more time by hopping into a match or mission to complete the action (ex. get a kill, play as a Peacekeeper) and earn the corresponding reward.

Anyone who’s already purchased and played the retail version of Battleborn prior to the launch of the Free Trial (June 6, 2017) has been awarded Founder Status. Founders have been here with us honing their skills in multiplayer matches and protecting the last star from Rendain and the Varelsi, and we’re proud to reward these veteran players with the Founder title and Founders bonus content, including Legendary Gear, 1,000 Platinum, 50,000 Credits, Loot Packs and more, plus an exclusive “Founder’s Crown” Flair item. What’s flair? These special pieces of gear have visual components for your hero such as ears, horns and headwear. Flair has a chance to drop from any loot pack, and is a guaranteed drop from the Magnus Loot Pack, a new loot pack introduced with the arrival of the Free Trial.

For complete details on the Founders Bonus, check out the post here and if you’re a veteran player we invite you to join the Reddit community here to pass on your Battleborn experience to the new heroes arriving daily.

  • Where can I download the free trial?
    • The Battleborn Free Trial is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Search for Battleborn in the Steam store and look for the “Play Game” button to download the Free Trial.
  • I’m a veteran Battleborn player. How can I confirm that I received the Founder’s Bonus?
    • Everyone who owned and played Battleborn prior to June 6th, 2017 was granted the Founder’s Bonus. To confirm you received the Founder’s Bonus, head to the Command center in Battleborn. On the top left-hand of your screen, you should see an additional 1,000 Platinum and 50,000 Credits by your gamertag.

For additional details on the new features of the Battleborn Free Trial, check out the complete FAQ here. If you have any questions and run into any issues, please reach out to us at 2K Support.
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About This Game


The Battleborn Free Trial grants unlimited access (no time limits or level caps) to epic 5v5 multiplayer battles in this Hero Shooter by the creators of Borderlands.

Experience a weekly rotation from 30 of the most unique cast of heroes ever assembled. Love a hero? Permanently unlock and customize your favorites via in-game purchases, or upgrade to the full game to unlock all 25 original launch heroes and the Battleborn PvE story mode, or the Season Pass to unlock all 5 post-launch heroes and story operations.

All progression from the Free Trial, including player profiles, Hero stats and masteries, will carry over to the full game and Season Pass if purchased. For any individual Hero purchases you have made you will be refunded the in-game currency value of those Heroes when upgraded to the full game or Season pass.



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.
  • 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.
  • Capture: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win.
  • Face-Off: Battle and exterminate Varelsi to collect their masks and score points, while balancing between helping your team collect masks and preventing the enemy team from doing so. All the while, the Varelsi get tougher including arena boss battles.

Persistent Progression System:

  • Character Rank: Each hero can permanently rank up from 1 to 20 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, and loot that can be used to benefit any hero the player chooses to command.


  • 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 30 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 20 and fully experience each hero’s unique weapons and powers in a single story mission or multiplayer match.

System Requirements

    • 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.
    • 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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