Battleborn release date confirmed, Gamescom trailer reveals four new characters

From Gamescom 2015, 2K and Gearbox Software has unleashed a brand new Battleborn trailer , which lifts the lid on four new playable characters.

Battleborn release date
The animated first-person shooter now has a firm release date of February 9 on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, with an open beta confirmed prior to launch. In total there will be 25 characters that players can utilize in their bid to save the last star in the universe from being destroyed.

The Battleborn trailer showcases some of the new characters, and gives us a sneak peak at the ways in which we’ll be able to dispatch enemies at close quarters and long range with an artillery of powerful weapons and spells. There’s also a brief look at the XP leveling system, which reveals some of the upgrades that will be available, including the likes of Solar Wind – which can be used to channel a fiery gust of wind to knock back enemies.


The four new Battleborn characters introduced at Gamescom are: Ambra, Mellka, Reyna, and Benedict. 2K has sent us some brief bios so we can learn a little more about these new heroes.

• Ambra: Born into an ancient order of priestesses responsible for discovering a way to prolong life indefinitely, Ambra was betrayed by her leader and her faction, the Jennerit Empire, and now fights alongside the Battleborn. She is a specialist hero, dealing damage up close through her melee attacks and powerful abilities, while healing her allies in the process.

• Mellka: A stealthy assassin, Mellka lost her parents at a young age before eventually earning her place among the Eldrid’s black op’s and intelligence bureau. Her life has been defined by a series of staggering losses, but her response to these losses was never despair – it was fury. She strikes quickly, disorienting foes with her nerve gas machine pistol and bio-glaive melee attacks.

• Reyna: Known by her followers as “The Valkyrie,” Reyna was born aboard the Rogue faction’s ailing junk heap of a flagship and is a native to the last star system. Reyna has fought tirelessly for the freedom of her space pirate comrades, finding her calling as their inspirational leader. She dishes damage with her laser pistol and uses her command glove to support her teammates.

• Benedict: August Benedict Jr. is one of several surviving races of bird-like “Aviant” refugees. He swore allegiance to the Peacekeepers where he’s gained considerable notoriety for being a self-centered jerk that’s capable of astounding destruction with his rocket launcher. Double jumping, rocket jumping, and flying – Benedict’s good at all of them and he lets his teammates know it.

Indeed, each of the 25 characters has a unique backstory and a set of abilities. You can read more about them on the Battleborn blog.

At E3 2015, there was a huge Battleborn gameplay video revealed which takes a look at story mode. You can also read our Battleborn hands-on preview to see our first impressions.