Today is the first day of DLC content available for Battleborn from Gearbox. New playable character Alani is available for free starting today (with some restrictions) and there’s a celebration all week for her release. On top of that, the next playable character has also been revealed, and there’s a discount on the title if you haven’t gotten your hands on it yet. Check out all the details below!
First things first, the celebration this week is all about Alani. The latest available character is a “water-bending warrior monk” who can heal herself and her allies. If you checked out my article where I put the Battleborn beta vs the Overwatch beta, you’ll know one of my complaints was the fact that Battleborn only had two healers, and only one was available in the beginning, which was a disappointment to me seeing as I main a healer character usually. Alani is the answer to my prayers in her gameplay and style.
Alani is available RIGHT NOW FOR FREE for players who purchased the Season Pass or Digital Deluxe version of the game, or PlayStation 4 players who participated in the PS4 Open Beta. She will be available for everyone else for free starting May 31st. To attain Alani, just log into your game, and unlock her using your hero key, which will be available if you’ve met any of the above conditions. As an side, the keys can also be used to unlock any other characters you haven’t unlocked yet, and they’ll be returned to you when you’ve attained the necessary means to unlock that character.
She’s a ton of fun in my playtime with her so far, so definitely give her a chance if you can.
On top of that, they’ve dropped the price of Battleborn on the 2K STORE by $20. That discount applies to both the regular and the Digital Deluxe versions of the game.
Finally, we got a sneak peek of the latest Battleborn hero in the works, Pendles. This scaly guy is friends with Alani, as they come from the same water planet. He’s got dual kamas and promises to be a sneaky rogue type.
For more on this week celebration of the release of Alani, and more information on the update in general, check out the Battleborn Blog HERE.
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