No More New Content for Battleborn

No More New Content for Battleborn

It was a matter of time.

According to Creative Director Randy Varnell, Battleborn will wind down after its fall update. That means no more Battleplans, and no more new content.

Don't cool your bloodlust just yet, though; Gearbox's beleaguered team-based shooter will remain active for some time. "Battleborn is here to stay. Nothing is changing with Battleborn, and the servers will be up and active for the foreseeable future," Varnell wrote in a post on Gearbox's forums. "We announced the Fall Update for the game at PAX including some new skins, themed around some of your favorite Borderlands characters!"

Speaking of Borderlands, Varnell revealed he "will play a significant role on [Gearbox's] highly anticipated but unannounced game," which was teased earlier this month. Gearbox has yet to say "It's a Borderlands game," but it's probably a Borderlands game.

Lest we forget, Battleborn did have a cool reveal trailer that makes great use of M83's "My Tears Are Becoming a Sea." Talk about prophetic music choices, though.

Battleborn's player-base is small, but fiercely dedicated. Unfortunately, the shooter was overshadowed by Blizzard's own hero-based shooter, Overwatch, right out of the gate. That was only the start of its problems. Last year, Kat analyzed Battleborn's identity crisis, as well as the additional reasons it quickly faded into the background.

Gearbox did attempt to build up Battleborn's player-base, but those efforts ultimately failed. That's all she wrote. Goodbye, Battleborn. You may fade from our memories, but earworms from The Killers are forever.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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