What do you get when you combine a FPS with a MOBA? Apparently you get Battleborn, the newest announced game from Gearbox Software.


Today we’re happy to announce our newest creation, Battleborn.

We’re calling Battleborn a “hero shooter” in that it’s a first-person shooter focused on characters above all else. No first-person shooter has ever had this much character variety, and we’re excited for you to see the first batch of heroes today.

Battleborn involves our heroes – called the battleborn, conveniently enough – teaming up to fight the Varelsi, an unstoppable menace trying to destroy the last star in a dying universe. You can play with up to four friends in our five-player cooperative campaign, or try out one of several different competitive multiplayer match types in games of up to 10 players.

The basic concept is that you're playing in a 5 vs 5 match, all starting at a baseline Level 1. You then quickly level up to 20, increasing your skills and gear along the way. It very much sounds like Dota2 or League of Legends, but you play your character from a first person perspective.

I'm definitely interested in seeing how this progresses.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/09/2014 at 06:45pm

This is exciting for me on two levels. One, a first-person MOBA and the 5-player co-op campaign mode, and two, not another Borderlands game. Anxious to see more of this.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/09/2014 at 06:53pm

This needs to be out now.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/10/2014 at 12:11am

I am with you guys, this looks really interesting.

Interested to see some gameplay footage.

That said, I like The Arcade Fire quite a bit and this song is pretty good, but it seemed a bit out of place for the trailer. That or i've heard it so much on the album it just seemed odd in this context.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/10/2014 at 12:23am

M83, not Arcade Fire. But still a great song ;)

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/10/2014 at 12:25am

Actually, I thought it was Band of Horses when I first heard it. Had to look it up :D

AdamPFarnsworth   Post Author wrote on 07/10/2014 at 12:29am

That wasn't New Kids on the Block?

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 07/10/2014 at 02:38am

If they would have backed it with Hangin' Tough, I would have pre-ordered today.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/10/2014 at 02:38am

DAMN IT M83. Right I have that M83 album too.


Anyways, well, for whatever reason it didn't seem to entirely fit the tone.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/10/2014 at 02:39am

Honestly, Hangin' Tough would have made that trailer viral.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/10/2014 at 03:01am

As far as I know I've never heard that song before, but I agree that it was kinda misplaced.

Hangin' Tough would have been the most logical choice.

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