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Battleborn Hotfixes and Patch Info
Battleborn Hotfixes and Patch Info

To ensure the Quality of Life on Battleborn Gearbox will do hot fixes pretty much once a week.   A hot fix is done on the Battleborn Server and functions as a soft-patch. This can be done to balance the game or adjust some other stats. Gearbox will review their data on Mondays and will apply changes based on their info on Thursday at Noon PT/3pm ET. If they make the changes mid-week and the hot fix isn’t living up to expectations they can fix it before the weekend. A hot fix is automatically applied at the title screen when Battleborn is connected to the internet.

Patches are planned to come out once a month. These will address some larger modifications to the game that require more coding. Patches have to go through certification by Sony & Microsoft and can potentially delay a patch. You can download the latest update by launching Battleborn while connected to Steam/PSN/Xbox Live. You will be prompted to install the update if you do not already have the latest version. A patch is permanently stored on your system and only needs to be downloaded once.

February 22, 2018  Hot-Fixes


  • Due to an issue the VIP Passes and Finishers could not be purchased with Credits through the normal tab. We added them to  the Bundles page in the Marketplace which does allow VIP Passes and Finishers to be purchased with Credits or Platinum.

February 22, 2018  Hot-Fixes


  • 15% Price reduction across the Marketplace: including Skins, Taunts, Boosts, and Loot Packs.
  • Borderlands Skins price reduction: The price of the Borderlands skins is being reduced from 1855 to 1360 PC
  • Free Rotation: All skins and taunts related to characters on Free Rotation will be on sale 25% off
  • Earned Currency:  Magnus Packs, VIP Passes, and Finishers will be available for purchase with EC.
  • Flair: the chance to get Gear items with Flair from Core and faction Loot Packs is being significantly increased.

December 21, 2017 Hotfix

Damage Adjustments

Quick or Off-hand melee damage can be a crucial part of some characters’ kits while for others, it is largely ineffective. The intent of the quick melee is to be a tool that allows Battleborn to give themselves some space to maneuver and to deal a moderate amount of damage to enemies crowding into melee range. While it was largely serving its purpose, the aforementioned extreme cases highlighted inconsistency regarding the effective quick melee damage per second available across characters. As part of an ongoing effort to reduce the balance impact of esoteric game elements, we’ve made some adjustments to the base off-hand melee damage for a number of characters.

The following reflect quick melee damage values at Level 1 before and after the adjustments:


  • Rath: 67 -> 151
  • Phoebe: 42 -> 63
  • Montana: 104 -> 151
  • Galilea: 94 -> 120
  • Deande: 99 -> 120
  • Alani: 54 -> 63
  • Kleese: 78 -> 94
  • Attikus: 66 -> 78
  • El Dragón: 73 -> 84


  • Ghalt: 84 -> 47
  • Toby: 104 -> 78
  • Ernest: 104 -> 78
  • Whiskey Foxtrot: 130 -> 78
  • Pendles: 104 -> 84
  • Beatrix: 104 -> 89
  • ISIC: 70 -> 63

December 14, 2017 Hotfix

A hot fix for Battleborn has rolled out on all platforms today, December 14th! Full notes can be found below!


Enabled stat progression in Private Matches for the following Play Modes:

  • Versus Rumble


Enabled the following Play Modes for Private Matches:

  • Big Head Rumble

November 21, 2017 Hotfix

A hot fix for Battleborn has rolled out on all platforms today, November 21st! Full notes can be found below!


  • Fixed issue where bot subs would not spawn.


  • Fixed issue with “Nope, Nope, Nope!” and “Heliophage” titles not displaying correctly

November 18, 2017 Hotfix

A hot fix for Battleborn has rolled out today, November 17th. Here’s what you need to know:


Enabled challenge progression in Private Matches for the following Play Modes:

  • Versus Classic
  • Versus Face-Off
  • Versus Supercharge

Below is a statement from Producer Anthony Nicholson on the fix:

“Out of heartfelt gratitude for the community’s undying support and in celebration of Battleborn Day 3, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve enabled challenge progression in Versus Classic, Versus Face-Off, and Versus Supercharge private matches for the foreseeable future. We hope you all enjoyed the surprise as much as we did. Happy Battleborn Day!”

October 18, 2017

Fall Update


Borderlands Skins:

  • Alani
    • Maya – Impending Storm
  • Caldarius
    • Maliwan – J-HTX-M1 “Katagawa”
  • El Dragón
    • Psycho Bandit – Bicicleta de Carne
  • ISIC
    • CL4P-TRP – I’m Actually Quite Depressed! \o/
  • Orendi
    • Tiny Tina – PLAY WITH THE ASHES
  • Rath
    • Zer0 – Art of Deception

Color Skins:

  • Added two new sets of 30 colorization skins


  • Ambra – Eccentric Orbits
  • Attikus – Lights Out
  • Beatrix – Parts and Crafts
  • Galilea – Keep on Giving
  • Kelvin – Glacial Movement
  • Kid Ultra – * Actual Drop Rate May Vary
  • Oscar Mike – Psychological Warfare
  • Shayne & Aurox – Rock Opera
  • Thorn – Green Energy
  • Toby – Overload


  • Updated existing titles
    • Admiral – Play as a Peacekeeper Battleborn 250 times
    • Angel – Assist in killing 500 Battleborn
    • Angel of Death – Kill 10,000 Battleborn
    • Archon – Play as an Eldrid Battleborn 250 times
    • Battleborn – You are a true Battleborn
    • Deep Diver – Deeper into the depths you go!
    • Destroyer – Win 50 Versus Matches
    • Fours Sensitive – Get 25 Quad Kills in Versus
    • High Commander – Win as a Peacekeeper Battleborn 100 times
    • I Believe… – The legend of Deep Dive lives on!
    • Legend – Win as a Rogue Battleborn 100 times
    • Master of Minions – Kill 1,000 Blade Bots, Gun Bots, or Boom Bots
    • Nut Buster – Kill 5,000 Minion Robotics enemies
    • Obliterator – Win 250 Versus matches
    • Observer – Win as an Eldrid Battleborn 100 times
    • Old Man Cranky – Win a Capture match by 1,000 points
    • Pentastrike – Get a Pentakill in Versus
    • Sustained – Win as a Jennerit Battleborn 100 times
    • Technocrat – Play as an LLC Battleborn 250 times
    • Three Sum – Get 25 Triple Kills in Versus
    • Tradelord – Win as an LLC Battleborn 100 times
    • Valkyrie – Play as a Rogue Battleborn 250 times
    • Worthy of Song – In a single match, kill 25 Battleborn
  • Updated colors of the Lost Hero title


  • Added four new Finishers
    • Sugar Rush Finisher
      • Show your sweeter side by raining candy on KO’d enemy players!
    • Garbage Dump Finisher
      • Take out the trash and drop garbage on KO’d enemy players!
    • Gray Skies Finisher
      • Ruin the day with a cloud of sadness when you KO enemy players!
    • Darkening Finisher
      • Turn out the lights with a Varelsi portal when you KO enemy players!


  • Updated Skill Damage growth formulas to be percentage based.

Prior to these changes, low damage skills became relatively more powerful as players leveled up when compared to high damage skills and attacks. These changes are intended to normalize those relationships so that as players level up, strength relationships are preserved. This should eliminate some esoteric power dynamics as players level and allow augments and mutations to be the source of power spikes as well as early/mid/late-game differences in character strength. This effort also resulted in a number of bug fixes for skills that scaled incorrectly.


Outcast Thrall

  • Outcast Thrall in Incursion have a new, updated look
  • Outcast Thrall Brutes
    • General
      • Gun damage increased by 50%
      • Increased experience granted to the team for killing Middle Thrall from 52 to 98
      • Middle Thralls now take 150% damage when critically hit rather than 300%
      • Made targeting priority adjustments
    • Grenade
      • Grenade now deals 150-200 damage to players
      • Increased grenade damage radius by 50%
      • Increased grenade projectile speed
      • Outcast Thrall Brutes are less effective against Sentries.

Bug Fixes


  • Beatrix: The duration of Patient Zero will reset if it is reapplied while active
  • Boldur: Fixed an issue that caused the DoT component of Rune Power: Boldurdash to grow more than intended with player level
  • Caldarius: Fixed an issue that caused lights spawned by Caldarius’ skills to persist in the world
  • Ernest: Level 10 Right Helix Augment Watch Your Step no longer gives an additional permanent damage increase after selecting the augment
  • Ernest: Increased the duration of the damage buff from Level 10 Right Helix Augment Watch Your Step to last the entire duration of Mine Grid
  • Galilea: Fixed an issue that caused Abyssal Form’s damage reduction to last indefinitely
  • Marquis: Fixed an issue that caused zoomed shots from Bindlebane to grow more than intended with player level
  • Shayne & Aurox: Fixed a collision issue with Fetch
  • Thorn: Fixed an issue that caused Kreshek damage to grow more than intended with player level


  • Bola’s Target Finder: Added appropriate CC effects when Damage Amp is applied to a player



  • Third Person Helix effects are now removed from the world if a player leaves while their Helix is open


  • Galilea: FIxed an issue that caused Galilea’s Corruption effects to persist after all Corruption stacks were removed
  • Pendles: Fixed an issue with the command ring decal for Miasma
  • Rath: Level 9 Left Helix Augment Softened Target effects now appear correctly

Gear Flair

  • Removed visible texture seams on Speaker Ear Flair
  • Removed extraneous FX from the Nurse Hat gear flair
  • Gear Flair no longer turns black when teleporting back to base
  • Flair is not visible if activated while stealthed
  • Gear Flair is visible on Deande’s Holotwin
  • Fixed a number of character specific issues with ear gear Flair


  • Lowered the Dance Off Finisher effects
  • Added a white outline to the I Heart Finisher to help with visibility
  • Adjusted the color of the Something Fishy Finisher to stand out more


  • Incursion Tutorial: The Sentry firing FX now match those of the normal Incursion mode


  • Attikus: The damage value listed in the description of Hedronic Arc is now consistent with the damage dealt
  • El Dragón: Updated the description of Level 1 Mutation Untouchable to no longer use a negative verb to describe a beneficial effect
  • Galilea: Updated the description of Wraith’s Greatsword to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Galilea: Updated the description of Level 5 Left Helix Augment Last Light to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Marquis: The description of Predatory Strike no longer incorrectly indicates the Reveal CC
  • Kid Ultra: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Bola Snare
  • Pendles: Updated the description of Level 7 Mutation Poison Blood to specify melee damage reduction
  • Phoebe: Updated the description of Level 8 Right Helix Augment Phase Stability to be more consistent with the functionality
  • Phoebe: Fixed a grammatical error in Level 7 Left Helix Augment Core Overload
  • Rath: Updated the stat line description of Level 2 Right Helix Augment Shield Syphon to more accurately reflect the functionality
  • Rath: Updated the description of Crossblades to include the target penetration functionality
  • Rath: Updated the description of Dreadwind to more accurately reflect the functionality
  • Rath: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Level 7 Left Helix Augment Evasive Maneuvers
  • Rath: Fixed a grammatical error in the description of Level 7 Right Helix Augment To The Point
  • Reyna: The description of Priority Target no longer incorrectly indicates the Reveal CC


  • Fixed an issue where Broadcasters would not see players on the Versus Clash screen
  • Time remaining on active boosters are aligned when scrolling through multiple active boosters
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from scrolling through all boosters in the Marketplace
  • Fixed an issue where buying loot packs in the Command Menu would reset the player’s cursor/current selection
  • Fixed an issue with taunt selection that caused players to load in with a different taunt than the one selected
  • Fixed an issue where EC was no longer awarded for obtaining duplicate skins or taunts in packs
  • Fixed an issue where the scroll bars would overlap when viewing Owned and Available Boosts in the Marketplace in non-16:9 aspect ratios


  • Boldur Bot will engage in combat


  • Capture: Varelsi Notification message now only states that Varelsi will be spawning soon


  • Made improvements to the Command Menu


  • Tank Yankers: Fixed an issue where players could get stuck on collision below the intended playable space
  • Horizon (Supercharge): Fixed an exploit where players could safely sit in their base and damage enemy players
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  1. Thanks MentalMars, been looking for this all week!

  2. I’m quite dissapointed in the Boldur-Change and I kinda hoped that they would reduce Alanis Cooldowns a bit.

  3. Wooo buffed Rath. In my opinion these are some of the things that need to be changed: if you are about to use a skill but are stunned, knocked up/back, it should not put the skill back on cool down. That is what Silence is for. In my opinion since all of these CC effects can completely cancel out skills and put them on cool down even if the person hasn’t completely used them yet is why Crowd Control is so OP in battleborn right now. If Silence was the only one that can completely cancel skills from being used that would completely change the meta of the game. Possibly for the better. But that’s my opinion.

  4. ……………….No balance updates?..

  5. @Battleborn My boy El Dragón actually got BUFFED!!!
    *air-bicycles away to victory* https://t.co/Kst5jJtJmK

  6. @Battleborn do you think adding ghalt’s old slug roudns as the right side choice for Barrior and slug r… https://t.co/bHpDYf0phB

  7. Magnus packs! Woot!

  8. @Battleborn it’s great

  9. Spent over 1 million on magnus packs. W00t w00t

    • Someone has been grinding some credits 😀 Did you get some good stuff from the Magnus Packs ?

    • Yes! Glad i randomly saved up. 40+ packs. New skins and taunts. I really want that zero skin, and the psycho skin… haha gotta keep saving


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