Battleborn's multiplayer goes free-to-play amidst struggles

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Update: Soon after going free-to-play, development on Battleborn has stopped. No new content will hit the game after the Fall Update. The servers will be live “for the foreseeable future” but that doesn’t sound too good.

2K and Gearbox Software today announced Battleborn’s Free Trial, a free downloadable experience that grants unlimited access to all competitive multiplayer gameplay modes and maps, without any time limits or level caps. In addition to unlimited competitive multiplayer gameplay, Battleborn’s Free Trial also offers access to a rotating roster of 6 free playable heroes, which include the same character and account progression found in the full game.

Players who have already purchased and played Battleborn prior to the launch of the Free Trial are now awarded Founder Status and will receive a slew of in-game item rewards including loot packs, credits, an exclusive Founder’s Crown Flair item and more. Flairs are special pieces of gear introduced with the arrival of the Free Trial that bestow visual components on heroes, such as horns and headwear.

The development team at Gearbox Software has been hard at work on Battleborn since launch, adding a ton of new characters, missions, features and gameplay improvements. The Battleborn Free Trial is now available globally on Steam and Xbox One. To download the Battleborn Free Trial, head to the trial section of your Xbox One or Steam digital marketplace and look for the Try Now button, or simply search for Battleborn on any of those platforms’ stores.

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