- UPDATE: With the Winter Update all 25 heroes are unlocked at the start of the game once you complete the tutorial level (This is now part of the full retail upgrade). Here is a guide for Best Starter Characters in Battleborn.
- UPDATE: With the Summer Update the Trial Version of Battleborn became available. All 30 heroes can be unlocked with in-game credits in the command menu. Each week there will be a free rotation of heroes.
Battleborn has a wide range of playable characters to choose from. At launch, the game will have 25 heroes and more will be added as downloadable content in the future. To prevent the players from overwhelming with this amount of characters in the roster Gearbox has locked away some heroes. Also, some heroes have a bigger learning curve than others. Learning a new game and mastering a complex character might be too much. Battleborn heroes can be unlocked by playing the game, each hero has its own goals to achieve in order to get access to them. This can be getting a specific rank or completing a challenge. You start the game off with 7 unique heroes, these provide you with an easy-to-learn set of heroes to dive into the game.
To unlock one of the other Battleborn heroes you have to complete one of these objectives in order to get access to that specific character. You can unlock them by naturally leveling up your command rank by playing the game. With Rank unlock you will get a new hero every 2 command ranks. However, there are faster ways to unlock characters by going for the challenge unlock. So do you want to find out the quickest way to unlock characters check out the following list.
|Command Rank 14
|Win 5 matches as a Jennerit character.
|Command Rank 32
|Kill 800 Jennerit enemies.
|Command Rank 10
|Win 5 matches as a Peacekeeper character.
|Command Rank 26
|Complete “The Experiment”
|Command Rank 28
|Complete “The Renegade”
|Command Rank 38
|Complete “The Heliophage” on Advanced.
|Command Rank 20
|Win 5 matches as an LLC character.
|Command Rank 12
|Kill 800 minions of any type.
|Command Rank 40
|Earn a Silver rating on all Story missions on Advanced difficulty
|Command Rank 30
|Complete “The Algorithm”
|Command Rank 18
|Win 5 matches as an Eldrid character
|Command Rank 36
|Earn a Silver rating on all Story missions.
|Command Rank 34
|Complete “The Heliophage”
|Command Rank 22
|Kill 50 enemy players.
|Command Rank 8
|Get 50 assists in Versus matches.
|Shane & Aurox
|Command Rank 6
|Complete 5 co-op missions or matches with at least one player.
|Command Rank 24
|Win 5 matches as a Rogue character.
|Command Rank 16
|Win 15 matches.
The other Battleborn heroes that were added as free DLC have different requirements in order to unlock them. If you have the season pass, which is also part of the digital deluxe edition, you will receive a hero key. With this key, you can unlock any character that you haven’t unlocked yet. If you unlock one of the standard 25 heroes that are part of the base game you will get your hero key back once you have completed the hero’s requirement. If you use the hero key on the additional heroes you will lose that key. If you don’t have any hero keys you can unlock these by buying them with in-game credits. These credits are earned by simply playing the game.