Battleborn, the popular first-person shooter/action video game developed by Gearbox Software, will be officially released on May 3 for $59.99. But if you absolutely cannot wait and the idea of getting a preview of its gameplay and other features tickles your fancy, Battleborn’s Open Beta will debuts in April for PC, Xbox One and PS4 — all the platforms on which the game will be later launched.
Battleborn’s Open Beta is a minor teaser as you’ll only be able to access a few features that will later be included on the full version of the game. Still, you shouldn’t miss it as you’ll still be able to test your FPS skill in single or in multiplayer modes. Two campaigns will be included in the Open Beta: Incursion and Meltdown, along with a taste of the main campaign centered on saving the last star in the universe.
The Battleborn Open Beta offers access to 25 heroes, each having its own style, personality, and powers. Each can be ranked up to unlock new features like skins, taunts, or Helix mutations.
The Battleborn Open Beta can be downloaded for free and the game is available worldwide. However, on Xbox One, there will be a few restrictions on Silver members who will not have access to public matchmaking features. As already stated, the Open Beta debuts in April as it follows:
- April 8th for PS4 – approximate download size 8.5 GB.
- April 13th for PC and Xbox One – approximate download size 12, respectively 11 GB.
As with most betas, the purpose of Battleborn’s Open Beta program is to find bugs or any other software-related problems that interfere with the game experience. If you find any issues, you’ll have to report them on the Gearbox Forums so that developers can work on addressing all the bugs until May 3.