Battleborn Support Ends As Server Shutdown Date Is Revealed
There were high hopes for Battleborn when it launched back in 2016 but after a few months, things began to go downhill for the title – and fast. Between copycat allegations and it competing with the wild whirlwind that was Blizzard’s Overwatch, the decline for the online happened faster than Gearbox could have anticipated. It’s because of that decline that Gearbox has announced that the first-person shooter will be shutting down for good.
Battleborn launched with mixed reviews and sadly the title was never able to recover. Soon after its launch, the game was overshadowed by the launch of a slightly similar title, the incredibly popular Overwatch and not long after 2K Games deemed the game to be a flop.
After a failed last-ditch effort to bring in players by making the game free-to-play, the developers at Gearbox decided to move on to different projects. New Tweets from Gearbox explain a little on the end that’s soon to come for Battleborn, extending their appreciation for the fans who enjoyed the title as well as detailing the process for the shutdown.
According to the 2K Support Site, here’s what players need to know about the timeline and how that affects the game in its current form:
- After February 24, 2020, you will no longer be able to purchase premium virtual currency (“Platinum”) for use in the game.
- The game’s servers will remain active and the game will continue to be playable until January 2021.
- Once servers are deactivated, Battleborn will no longer be playable.
- Yes, you can still spend any virtual currency (both Platinum and the coins you earn through gameplay) you have in your account until the game’s servers shut down in 2021. You can still grind for it in the game, too, you just won’t be able to directly purchase it anymore.
Battleborn was an interesting blend of first-person shooter and MOBA while also containing a unique yet short story mode that could be played through single-player or co-op. Once the servers for the game shut down for good, players on all platforms will no longer be able to play the title at all, nor will it be discoverable digitally.
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