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Two New Battleborn Playable Heroes Revealed

Gearbox has unveiled two new playable heroes for its upcoming first-person shooter, Battleborn. Revealed exclusively to IGN, the videos below offer a first look at Ghalt – The Veteran Peacekeeper and Deande – The Jennerit Spymaster. 

Weapon: UPR M8-R Revolver Shotgun

  • Ghalt’s customized UPR shotgun deals incredible damage at short range, but is weaker at greater distances. Holding LT aims down sight for more precise shots.

Passive: Tactical Shells

  • The last 4 shots in Ghalt’s Revolver Shotgun cylinder deal 25% additional damage.

Skill 1: The Hook

  • Fire out an energy hook that pulls enemies to you.

Skill 2: Scraptrap

  • Deploys a trap to a target location, stunning nearby enemies for 2 seconds and then exploding dealing 133 damage. A maximum of 2 traps can be deployed simultaneously.

Ultimate: Dual Wield

  • Ghalt equips a second shotgun, doubling his damage output for 10 seconds.


Weapon: Tessurim War Fans

  • Deande’s primary melee combo (RT) strings a series of rapid melee strikes, while her secondary attack (LT) hurls her fans at foes for ranged damage.

Passive: The Element of Surprise

  • For 3 seconds after uncloaking, all of Deande’s skills and attacks deal 25% additional damage.

Skill 1: Holotwin

  • Cloaks Deande and deploys a decoy (20% health, 25% damage) to fight in her stead for 8 seconds. Upon death or expiry the decoy explodes for 20% damage.

Skill 2: Burst Dash

  • Deande charges forward, dealing 200 damage and pushing back enemies. Hit enemies are weakened, lowering their attack damage by 30%.

Ultimate: Blink Storm

  • Upon activation, Deande unleashes a flurry of 10 strikes directly ahead of her, stunning enemies and dealing 50 damage per hit.

Battleborn launches on May 3, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: IGN]