Free Battleborn Multiplayer Trial Gives You Unlimited Access to Competitive Maps & Modes

Now available on PlayStation 4 (in North America; Europe and Japan get it on June 13), Xbox One, and PC, the Battleborn Free Trial gives you “unlimited access to all competitive multiplayer gameplay modes and maps, without any time limits, level caps or planned end date,” 2K and Gearbox announced today.

The full competitive multiplayer experience isn’t available in the Free Trial though, as you’ll only have access to a “rotating roster of six free playable heroes, which include the same character and account progression found in the full game.”

If you want to unlock more Battleborn content, Gearbox says you can use Credits earned in-game or Platinum currency purchased with real money to unlock Heroes, Story Operations, and everything else you see below individually:

  • Battleborn Heroes
  • Cosmetics skins and taunts
  • Gear packs
  • XP and Loot Boosters
  • Additional Loadouts and Bank pages
  • Story Operations, individually or as part of the Season Pass bundle
  • Battle Passes to access private matches

If you decide to purchase the full Battleborn game from digital or retail stores, you’ll unlock all 25 base Heroes, all eight Story Mode missions and the Prologue, and permanent access to private matches. Additionally, any player who goes from the Free Trial to the full game will “receive in-game credits for any duplicated content that was purchased a la carte,” character challenges and masteries will carry over, and you’ll be granted access to earn the character masteries that are only available through Story Mode missions.

You can learn much more about the Battleborn Free Trial in the official FAQ.

On Twitter, Gearbox President Randy Pitchford talked about how Battleborn isn’t free-to-play and there’s been over three million users:

If you owned Battleborn prior to today, you’re awarded Founder Status and will receive these bonuses:

  • 1,000 Platinum
  • 50,000 Credits
  • Exclusive “Founder” player title
  • Gold skins for Mellka and Deande
  • 5 Core Loot Packs
  • 1 of each Command Faction Pack (5 total)

1 Exclusive “Founder Loot Pack” that includes…

  • 1 guaranteed piece of legendary gear
  • 1 guaranteed piece of legendary boss gear
  • 2 guaranteed pieces of common (or better) gear
  • Guaranteed exclusive legendary “Shard of Solus” gear item (a 0 activation cost LLC Shard Generator)
  • 4 guaranteed Flair items including exclusive “Founder’s Crown” Flair item

On June 22, Gearbox will add a new PvP mode, Supercharge, to Battleborn.

Will you be playing Battleborn today?

[Source: Battleborn (1), (2)]