New Battleborn Character Is Ernest the Bombirdier

July 28, 2016Written by Keri Honea

28th Battleborn Ernest the Bombirdier

Gearbox announced via their Battleborn website (as well as Twitter) that the new Battleborn character (28th Battleborn if you’re keeping score at home) combatant will be Ernest the Bombirdier. I give Gearbox +10 pun points.

Sporting a grenade launcher and a proficiency for tactful detonation, Ernest is defensive mastermind with a strong devotion to protecting his allies. As the Varelsi scourge darkened system after system, Ernest joined up with the Peacekeepers to put his demolition prowess in service of the universe. A brilliant technician, this demobird will take on any challenge by going right the hell through it!

We don’t know when Ernest will be released from his cage onto the battlefield, but he’s scheduled to arrive in the next couple of months. He will be “free” for everyone who has 47,500 in-game credits to spend on him. He can also be unlocked with one hero key, which is available in the Season Pass. 

No other info has come down yet about Ernest, but Gearbox will do so soon, mostly after the next Battleborn fighter releases next week. Pendles, the stealthy snake assassin, releases on August 4, 2016 for 47,500 in-game credits or one hero key from the Season Pass.

[Sources:, Twitter]