Today, Gearbox announced that their upcoming shooter/MOBA Battleborn will be getting a beta early next month. What they also revealed today is that the game will require you to be connected to the internet at all times for you to have the real experience. Because you can migrate progress over from single player to multiplayer and vice versa, it’s essential, 2K explains:
“All XP earned through the game’s persistent progression system contributes to leveling up individual Character Rank, as well as player profile Command Rank. In addition, maintaining data integrity is a major priority for the team, and online gameplay permits player’s data to be accessible, even after experiencing a hardware malfunction or purchasing a new console.”
As expected, you’ll need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play Battleborn when it comes out in full. However, for the beta, you won’t need Plus to be a part of it, though it hasn’t been said whether or not that’s the case over on the Xbox side.
Battleborn unleashes on the PS4, PC, and Xbox One on May 3.