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Battleborn Story Mode

The Battleborn story campaign tells the story of the end of the universe. While the last remaining species have gathered around the last star and are fighting over the last scraps, a group of heroes team up and try to stop the tyrant, Rendain, who is behind the darkening of the stars.
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Mission Select

Battleborn’s Story Campaign contains 1 prologue mission that acts as a tutorial and 8 standalone missions that take place during the final moments of the darkening of the last star.

Battleborn Prologue Mission

Tutorial – The Prologue

Join the Battleborn in their fight against Rendain.

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 1 The Algorithm

Episode 1 – The Algorithm

Help the Peacekeepers with icy moons, crazy robots, and universe-bending math!

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 2 The Void's Edge

Episode 2 – The Void’s Edge

Stop a Varelsi incursion by plugging up a portal anomaly on Bliss! Extra Wolf Sentry included!

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 3 The Renegade

Episode 3 – The Renegade

Recruit a legendary warrior by helping him get a much-needed recharge!

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 4 The Archive

Episode 4 – The Archive

Tree-hugging fun for lovers of literacy in the burning jungles of Ekkunar!

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 5 The Sentinel

Episode 5 – The Sentinel

What universe would be complete without at least two super-weapons? Stop this one on Ekkunar before BAD THINGS HAPPEN.

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 6 The Experiment

Episode 6 – The Experiment

Who says dwarves aren’t smart? Help Boldur research “all the things” at Amenine Observatory on Ekkunar.

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 7 The Saboteur

Episode 7 – The Saboteur

Team up with a special away-team guest on Tempest as you help Rendain further refine his tastes.

Battleborn Story Mode Episode 8 The Heliophage

Episode 8 – The Heliophage

Join the Battleborn in their fight against Rendain.

Battleborn Story Operations Overview

DLC – Story Operations

Join the Battleborn in their adventures after the main campaign

About the Story Campaign

Battleborn features a story mode, unlike some other Hero Shooters. Players can go through the campaign solo or team up with friends and play up to 5 players. On consoles (PS4 & Xbox One) the game supports couch co-op with a 2-player split-screen option.

The story sets you up for the epic battle for the last star in the universe. As all of the other stars in the universe have gone dark, Trevor Ghalt makes one last effort to save Solus, the last star in the universe. He creates the Battleborn team, a task force containing heroes whom he has fought with or against for the last few years. With this team, he is bringing the fight to the tyrant, Rendain, who himself teamed up with the Varelsi in the darkening of the stars for safe passage to their dimension.

Play as one of the 30 playable heroes in this epic adventure. Experience a lot of replay value as each mission is packed with randomized dialogue, challenges, and hero-unique references.

The multiplayer mode is set before the main story as each of the factions is fighting over the scraps. However, Rendain was getting ready for the attack on Solus as you can see in the motion comics.

Difficulty Settings

Battleborn has 2 difficulty settings – Normal & Advanced Mode – but also scales depending on the number of players in your party.

There is a limited respawn pool per mission you play. When you are playing in a team then the whole group will have to survive on that limited number of lives. You are able to find extra bonus lives throughout each mission that add to the current respawn pool.

You have the option to enable Hardcore Mode. This feature will drop the number of respawns down to zero. This means that if you die, you won’t be able to respawn and if all the players have died, you will have failed the story mission.

A higher difficulty will result in better Gear.

  • Normal
  • Normal + Hardcore
  • Advanced
  • Advanced + Hardcore

Mission Types

There are 3 different types of missions in Battleborn, each one has its own set of objectives and challenges.

RaidThese missions will throw in some extra mini-bosses.
EscortThese missions require you to guide and protect a sentry unit through the level.
DefendThese missions demand you hold and defend specific locations on the map.

Mission Star Ratings

At the end of each mission, you will be rewarded a star rating. Each story mission and difficulty setting (Normal, Normal-Hardcore, Advanced, and Advanced-Hardcore) has its own threshold for these star ratings:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Diamond

Guide: How to maximize your score inside Battleborn

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. This means 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 items 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.

More Story Missions

Gearbox Software extended the story by adding post-launch content to the game by adding additional story operations with the season pass. By adding premium DLC to Battleborn, players can enjoy new adventures that take place after the main story campaign. In these Story Operations, players can enjoy a fresh take on story missions and challenge themselves with a continuously growing difficulty setting, evolving bosses, and random challenges.

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