To the surprise of absolutely no one, Battleborn will have a season pass. The multiplayer-centric shooter developed by Gearbox, the creators of Borderlands, is finally done with the production phase, with the developers now focusing on Battleborn DLC.
Battleborn will have five expansion packs that will cost US$4.99 each, according to the game?s official website, so the US$19.99 season pass can be seen as a bargain. These expansion packs will supposedly add a number of new features to the game, including a new Story Operation that can be played solo or with friends, along with a number of skins and taunts for the amount of character classes.
Players will be able to purchase the season pass separately or buy the Battleborn Digital Deluxe Edition of the game for US$74.99. Purchasing the Digital Deluxe version also gives players access to some bonus cosmetic customizations, which will save players US$9.99.
Fans not interested in the season pass will be happy to know that the game will have free updates that change the shooter significantly. These updates will add five new heroes to the game for free, so players won?t have to purchase the season pass to get some of the Battleborn DLC.
The first new hero introduced is Alani. Apparently, she was ?raised as a healer but forced to be a warrior,? which seems interesting. The character will be able to control water for offensive and defensive purposes, making her an ideal member for the game?s chaotic multiplayer matches.
Anyone who decided to play the Battleborn beta on the PS4 will be able to get Alani right away, while those who don?t will have to unlock her when the game launches this May. It?s an interesting way to get Sony users to play the beta, possibly getting some last-minute downloads in the process.
With an interesting mix of free and paid content, it looks like the Battleborn DLC might be worth dipping into. The shooter will be available on May 3 for the PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.