Anyone who has stuck with Battleborn will be pleased to hear the Winter Update is coming next week.
The update which arrives on 19 January will be “the biggest content drop yet” for the game according to Gearbox. The update includes new training modes, draft mode, a UI overhaul and more.
The major news for this update is the Early Access arrival of the 30th hero to the game Beatrix and the release of the third DLC Story Operation called “Oscar Mike vs. The Battle School”.
Here are all the details, and no, it’s not free to play yet.
Precise. Deadly. Obsessively hygienic – The 30th Battleborn hero is a menace to be reckoned with. Wielding her prosthetic syringe arm, Beatrix spreads debuffs and disease wherever she goes. A master at manipulating life, her prowess for science combined with her Jennerit ruthlessness makes her one extremely qualified, and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS physician.
Beatrix is always ready to terminate an uncooperative subject… er… enemy. Are you ready to be part of her medical trials? Beatrix releases on January 26 for all players and can be unlocked with 47,500 earned credits. Can’t wait? Eager participants with the Season Pass get early access and a hero key to instantly unlock Beatrix starting January 19th.
Be advised: Battle School is not for chumps! Fall in line with the Battleborn as Oscar Mike takes you through the ringer in the third Story Operation, “Oscar Mike vs The Battle School.” Dodge traps, complete obstacles, and fight your way through rigorous combat. Get the syllabus and take notes – the Gearbox Devs are taking a look at this Story Operation during this week’s livestream!
Experience these highly replayable Story Operations solo or co-op with up to two buddies. Each time you complete Battle School, you can unlock new lore, skins, titles, and taunts. Not to mention the dialogue, enemies, and objectives change depending on your current playthrough.
Access to the DLC Story Operations are included Season Pass and Digital Deluxe. If you already own Battleborn, snag the Season Pass to get access to the first two DLC Story Operations today, “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion” and “Toby’s Friendship Raid,” as well as “Oscar Mike vs The Battle School” and the next two Story Operation upon release. If you’re not already on-board for the DLC, each Story Op can be purchased individually for 700 Platinum in the in-game Marketplace
WHAT ELSE IS IN THE WINTER UPDATE?
What, exactly, is so insane about the upcoming Battleborn features? A new, improved player experience loaded with modes that new players will love – and a load of slick refinements that our veteran players can get behind. Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s in store.
Whether you’re new to the game or just want to hone your skills for multiplayer, we’ve added several key features.
RETURNING PLAYER ENHANCEMENTS
We’ve talked to many players who have put hundreds of hours into the game. Whether you’re coming back for the second time or your two hundredth, we are all about replayability. Listening closely to your feedback, we made some big moves to continue keeping the Battleborn experience fresh for you.