Battleborn’s new Story DLC and PvP Mode are out today

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 13 October 2016 21:10 GMT

The first story DLC has been released for Battleborn along with a new competitive multiplayer mode and some skins for select heroes.

Today’s DLC Story Operation, Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion, centers around Attikus who is “reliving” the third Thrall uprising. You can play solo as any Battleborn hero or co-op with up to two friends and fight through the “streets and rooftops of the Tempest slums.”

Those who own and played Battleborn during the open beta in April will receive the fist DLC Story Operation free, so all they need to do is log-in and update the game.

Players interesting in competitive multiplayer will be able to jump into the new, free multi-phase mode Face-Off from today. Here, they will fight against an enemy team and groups of invading Varelsi forces. Teams will need to pick up masks the Varelsi drop, deposit the masks, and earn points.

The first team to reach 500 points wins, but it won’t be an easy win: killing Varelsi makes them mad so they will get tougher as the battle rages on.

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There are new skins available too in the Battleborn in-game Marketplace for Alani, Deande, Pendles, and Reyna.

Along with the new content, Gearbox has also patched the game with character balancing, removing collision between allied players, adjustments, changes, bug fixes and more. Full patch notes are over on the official website.

The studio also provided a list of content in the works, noting that the second Battleborn DLC Story Operation, Toby’s Friendship Raid, would arrive later this fall.

Free DLC

  • Two more heroes, bringing the total to 30
  • Kid Ultra
  • Battleborn #30
  • Another new PVP mode

Premium DLC

  • Early Access to Kid Ultra & Battleborn #30 Early Access, each with a hero key
  • DLC 2 Story Operation “Toby’s Friendship Raid”
  • DLC 3 — 5 Story Operations
  • Each DLC Story Operation release includes new, unlockable skins, taunts, and titles

Marketplace Content

  • More skins and taunts
  • Consumable XP Boosters

All five of the upcoming Story Operations are included in the Season Pass and Digital Deluxe editions of Battleborn. If you don’t have a Season Pass, you can purchase Story Operations individually for 700 Platinum through the in-game Marketplace.

The full Battleborn update should go live around 5pm ET/10pm UK tonight.

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