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The open beta for Battleborn began April 8th for PlayStation 4 owners and April 13th on Xbox One and PC, and lasted up until April 18th. In those ten days over two million people tried the beta to experience two of the game’s multiplayer game modes and two of the game’s story missions.   

In this blog post from 2K games, the developers shared some other numbers relating to the open beta. The top damage dealers in the beta were Oscar Mike, Marquis, and Thorn, and the heroes who did the most overall healing were Miko, Ambra, and Rath, in that order. There were over 825 thousand Varelsi portals voided in the episode two story mission, and the boss from episode one, Geoff, “strived to be a spider” almost 1.7 million times. 2K Games also set up three challenges for players to strive for that were all met in just five days. Battleborn players completed over 1.1 million competitive multiplayer matches, 1.4 million story mode episodes, and collected over 27 billion shards. With numbers like these the original challenges set by 2K were blown out of the water, and as a reward, players will be receiving a SHiFT code when the game is released that can be redeemed for golden skins for the heroes ISIC, Benedict, and Shayne & Aurox.

Battleborn Gameplay

Battleborn is a MOBA-like FPS that will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 3rd of this year, and is being developed by Gearbox, the developers of the Borderlands series. Battleborn will launch with 25 playable heroes, but the developers have already promised that 7 more will be coming to the game after its launch. For a more detailed look at Battleborn’s plans for post-release content click here.

Did you get a chance to try out the Battleborn beta? If so, tell us what you thought of it in the comment section below.


Matthew Arrojas

Staff Writer

Just because I write about video games doesn't mean I'm very good at them. Unless it's Smash Bros. I'll wreck you in Smash Bros. I am also currently obsessed with Overwatch, so I'll wreck you in that too with Mercy.