Battleborn has officially shut down completely

    
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We’re sorry to inform you that if there were things you still wanted to do in Battleborn, you have missed your chance. Like, completely. As had been announced prior, the game’s servers have completely shutdown as of January 31st… and this shutdown is complete enough that even the single-player version of the game is no longer accessible. There is absolutely no way to play Battleborn any longer.

There was ample warning on this one, as the developers announced its shutdown back in 2019 with a planned final shutdown date at the end of January. Sure enough, as January ended, the servers were turned off. Our condolences to anyone who enjoyed the game and lost a well-loved title, and a few extra condolences to the players who logically assumed that owning the game with an offline mode implied that there would be some way to continue playing it with the servers offline.

Source: Twitter via MMO Fallout
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Francis Baud

Death of a Game: Battleborn video, published 11 months ago, is pretty interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAsDTwSnddk

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Danny Smith

It was Randy’s longest magic trick yet but he finally made it disappear just like all that Sega money!

I tried it but honestly it was what the kids call “turbo-cringe”. Chasing the hero shooter meme, and trying to get in on mobas way after that ship sailed and riding a pg-13 version of the blundermemes nonemedy “humor”. It was the “*holds up spork* i am teh muffin of d00m! UwU” style shitpost in videogame form and i would be embarrassed to have it on my resume if i was one of the devs.

Its dead for a reason. But always nice to be reminded to never trust Randy and Gearbox.

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Leo

Another killed game, they could have released a patch to let people play it still but that never really happens

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DeadlyAccurate

Friends and I played this co-op for quite a few weekly games when it came out. It was actually a decent title.

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IronSalamander8 .

This game should have done better. It was cursed by a bunch of bad decisions. It’s actually quite fun and had some great gameplay and voice lines.

It’s hard to beat lines like Ambra’s; ‘I will not rest until every shirt on this planet is tucked the f*** in!!’

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Richard de Leon III

Too bad they cant add a patch to allow it to connect via LAN or rented servers or maybe a substantial solo campaign. I really did like the designs and characters.

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IronSalamander8 .

Agreed. We actually played a little bit a couple weeks back as we knew it was shutting down. It’s a shame really. Wish I could at least play with friends/solo via Parsec or something.

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EmberStar

I seem to remember seeing stats for this somewhere, and other than a handful of people going “Oh, right this was a thing that existed” and firing it up out of curiosity or something the player numbers pretty much flatlined. I’d guess that with less than 1000 people playing it at any time (and apparently often a LOT less) they decided it wasn’t worth the effort to unhitch the campaign mode from the online requirement. :(

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Danny Smith

Live services are first and foremost a scam to sell microtransactions of some kind. Thats why there is no offline version to begin with. They are never going to put effort into one of these games in a way that doesnt contribute to the “if players see other players with cosmetics from the cash shop they might be more likely to buy them too” hustle. One day every GaaS will be dust in the wind and dead server messages at the start screen.

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Richard de Leon III

Agreed. But i can still lament at the lost potential of any game that dies >.<