Battleborn features unlike some other hero shooter a story mode. Players can go through this campaign solo or team up with friend up to 5 players. Consoles (PS4 & Xbox One) support cough co-op with a 2 player splitscreen option. The story sets you up for the epic battle for the last star in the universe. Trevor Ghalt has setup a team of Battleborn to fight of the Rendain and the Varelsi. With 25 playable heroes you get a lot of replay value and experience each mission with new lore and dialogue. Before the Battleborn task force was created they were fighting each other, this is the multiplayer mode, but Rendain was getting ready for the attack on Solus as you can see in the motion comics.
Battleborn has 2 difficulty settings, Normal & Advanced, also the game scales depending on the amount of player in the match. The whole team will have to survive on one respawn pool from which they all drain from. This pool will have a certain amount of respawns, which can be added too by finding specific pickups. There is also a option to enable Hardcore Mode, this will set the amount of respawns to zero. When you died you are out of the game , if all players died you failed your mission. A higher difficulty will result in better gear.
- Normal + Hardcore
- Advanced + Hardcore
- Raid – These missions will throw in some extra mini-bosses.
- Escort – In these missions you will need to guide and protect a sentry unit through the level.
- Defend – During these missions you most hold and defend specific locations on the map.
- The Algorithm
Help the Peacekeepers with icy moons, crazy robots, and universe-bending math!
- The Void’s Edge
Stop a Varelsi incursion by plugging up a portal anomaly on Bliss! Extra Wolf Sentry included!
- The Renegade
Recruit a legendary warrior by helping him get a much-needed recharge!
- The Archive
Tree-hugging fun for lovers of literacy in the burining jungles of Ekkunar!
- The Sentinel
What universe would be complete without at least two super-weapons ? Stop this one on Ekkunar before BAD THINGS HAPPEN.
- The Experiment
Who says dwarves aren’t smart? Help Boldur research “all the things” at Amenine Observatory on Ekkunar.
- The Saboteur
Team up with a special away-team guest on Tempest as you help Rendain further refine his tastes.
- The Heliophage
Fight for the Universe as you confront Rendain on Tempest
- Story Operation 1: Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion
- Story Operation 2: Toby’s Friendship Raid
- Story Operation 3: Oscar Mike vs The Battle School
- Story Operation 4: Montana and the Demon Bear
- Story Operation 5: Phoebe and the Hearth of Ekkunar
At the end of each mission you will be rewarded a star rating. Each mission and difficulty setting (Normal, Normal-Hardcore, Advanced, & Advanced-Hardcore) has it’s own threshold for the these star ratings:
Legendary Gear Drops
Each mission boss or mini-boss has specific legendary gear assigned to them. The loot pool depends on the difficulty level you set the game on. Mini-Bosses have 1 specific legendary gear on Normal difficulty and 1 more specific legendary gear is added to the loot pool on Advanced difficulty. Meaning that on Advanced difficulty you can get the legendary loot drop that would normally drop on Normal difficulty. Adding the Hardcore modifier to your game session will result in better drop chances. The mission’s final boss has 2 specific legendary gears assigned to them on Normal difficulty and 2 more legendary gear will be added to the loot pool on Advanced difficulty settings. Check out the specific missions posted above for the unique loot drops of each of the (mini-)bosses.