2K has revealed a ton of details about Gearbox’s upcoming first-person shooter Battleborn‘s gameplay modes and features. There’s also a new trailer that offer’s a look at a few of the game’s 25 characters in action.
“Battleborn is set in a distant future, where nearly every star in the universe has gone dark at the hands of a mysterious enemy,” reads the game’s description. “Solus, the last star, is the only beacon of hope for the universe’s surviving population. The fading of stars has led to a great war among those desperate for the last remaining resources.
“Heroes, called Battleborn, fight for the dominance of their unique factions as all life in the universe teeters on the brink of extinction. Now, the mysterious enemy is threatening to finish what they’ve started, and only an unlikely alliance between the universe’s most powerful heroes can stop them.”
Battleborn‘s Story Mode can be played either in single-player or cooperatively by up to five friends via splitscreen or online. Story Mode is modular, according to 2K, allowing players to choose which missions to take next and to replay missions for the chance to earn better loot. Players can choose to fight as one of 25 playable heroes, each with their own personality, unique weapons, and powers.
For players who are looking for something a bit more competitive, Battleborn’s multiplayer sees up to 10 players competing in 5v5 matches across three distinct modes:
- Incursion: Teams of heroes defend their base from waves of AI-controlled minions while working together, alongside their own minions, to destroy their opponents’ base
- Devastation: Teams of heroes face off in a fast-paced death match and must capture and hold objectives on the map to win
- Meltdown: Teams of heroes protect their minions as they march to their death at the center of the map. Points are scored for minions who throw themselves into the incinerator, and the team with the most points wins.
Finally, 2K revealed that Battleborn will feature a persistent progression system, meaning that experience earned through Story Mode and multiplayer will contribute to leveling up individual Character Ranks, as well as a player’s Command Rank.
Battleborn will be available this winter on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.