You may have forgotten about Battleborn but Gearbox Software hasn’t! They announced recently that they have some new DLC as part of the winter update for the game.
Over on the PlayStation Blog 2K Games community manager Kit Lukianov revealed that the DLC for Battleborn is available right now across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The new DLC includes Beatrix, who is only available in Early Access to Season Pass holders up until January 26th, where she’ll be made available to everyone. She uses a giant syringe filled with dangerous chemicals designed to debilitate and incapacitate enemies.
The cyborg hygensis is accompanied by a new DLC story operations and the ability to unlock all 25 core characters after completing the story mode. They’ve also introduced two new training modes for Battleborn players along with new story quests, the new Draft Mode for public and private matches, and an overhaul for the user interface.
Of course they would actually need players who actually bought Battleborn to care anything about the new DLC.
Gearbox seems to be aiming to remedy that by announcing that there are new PS4 Pro features exclusively added to help give PlayStation gamers a reason to be excited to play the multiplayer FPS. The PS4 Pro update adds the option to play Battleborn in 1080p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps or 4K at 30fps.
If you’re hoping for 4K at 60fps, don’t expect that to be available for any games that isn’t Pong-tier.
Gunning for 4K may or may not pay off for Sony in the long haul but so far the PS4 Pro has underwhelmed in providing more stability for the wider library of PS4 games, especially since most people simply expected to be able to play standard PS4 games on the PS4 at 1080p at 60fps. In the case of Battleborn the option is present… only it arrived nearly a year later.
We’ll see if developers start getting more timely with the 1080p at 60fps options for newer PS4 and PS4 Pro games. The whole 4K thing seems like a bit of a waste based on the games it’s been used on so far, which haven’t been all that graphically impressive to make 4K mean something, but maybe there will be a high-quality game to finally make use of it at some point in the near future that’s actually noteworthy.