Gearbox’s Battleborn Beta Begins Soon, Players Can Apply for a Spot Now

Hopefully, it’ll be long enough to try all 25 characters.

Battleborn is coming next February, and its list of features sounds pretty extensive. The shooter has 25 characters, a co-operative story mode, and several ten-player multiplayer modes. To make sure everything works smoothly at launch, Gearbox is launching a beta test on Oct. 29.

According to Gearbox, the series of Closed Technical Tests are necessary to “balance characters, stress servers, squash bugs, and test the online infrastructure.” Registration is available on the Battleborn website for any PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC owner with a SHIFT account.

Gearbox noted that the beta will take between 4 and 8 GB of hard drive space depending on platform, and listed the minimum specifications needed to run Battleborn on PC.

  • OS: Windows 7 x64-Bit or Later
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Extreme CPU Q6850/ AMD A8-3870k (Quad Core CPU’s)
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 10 GB free
  • Video Memory: 2 GB
  • Video Card: AMD HD 7700/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or better, PhysX support
  • Sound: DirectX 11 Compliant

Those who don’t get into the beta probably won’t see much of the game, as there is a non-disclosure agreement attached that prohibits players from sharing the beta’s contents.

We get it, you’re excited – but we’re still very much working on Battleborn and things will change before the game ships in February. Please be cool. Don’t record, stream or talk about the Closed Technical Test. Still want to talk about the game? Awesome – talk with us! We will have a private forum for technical test participants to provide feedback on their experiences and discuss the game privately with other test participants.

If you haven’t seen much of Battleborn, check out Twinfinite’s preview from PAX Prime 2015. You can also check out the surprisingly plausible theory that Battleborn and the upcoming hero shooter Overwatch share a deeper connection than their genres.

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