Looks like it’s game over for Battleborn, with the latest upcoming patch for the title being its last.
Battleborn, released back in May of 2016, three weeks prior to the release Blizzard’s very own Hero Shooter: Overwatch.
Unfortunately for Gearbox, many fans of the Hero Shooter genre quickly claimed Overwatch as the superior title, suggesting Battleborn merely copied it, despite it being released three weeks prior. As a means to counter Blizzard, Gearbox reduced the price of Battleborn by half during the launch of Overwatch. In June of 2017, Gearbox officially made Battleborn free to play on all platforms.
Creative Director for Battleborn, Randy Varnell has confirmed that the game will receive one more major update sometime in the fall, however, the forthcoming Fall update will also spell the final patch Battleborn receives.
“Details of any future changes or news will be made on our social media, so keep your radars on.”
He went on to thank the fans for their support and giving Battleborn a chance, a title that he worked on almost exclusively since 2012. Finally, Varnell mentioned that fans of Gearbox should look forward to their next unannounced project — a highly anticipated title that Varnell is currently working on.
There is a chance that Varnell may be referring to a Borderlands related project, one of Gearbox’s most popular series. The possibility of a new Borderlands game was strongly hinted at during PAX West 2017.
The forthcoming Fall update for Battleborn may be the final patch the game receives, but the game should still remain playable for the foreseeable future as the end of support refers to new content and balance patches and not the termination of the game servers themselves.