Despite receiving its final content update way back in September of 2017, Gearbox Software’s Battleborn has held on for an impressive amount of time. While the game was promised to remain online for the “foreseeable future”, that hazy distant date has finally been pinned down and Battleborn will be switched off in January of 2021.
Community team member, 2K Mike, posted the news on November 13th to the 2K Support site to lay out the details:
Battleborn has been removed from digital storefronts, and we are now in the process of gradually sunsetting the game to focus our efforts and resources on other projects.
So, what does that mean? At the moment, you won’t see any effect if you own a copy of the game. But there are some things you should be aware of:
– After February 24, 2020, you will no longer be able to purchase premium virtual currency (“Platinum”) for use in the game.
– The game’s servers will remain active and the game will continue to be playable until January 2021.
– Once servers are deactivated, Battleborn will no longer be playable.
Once platinum stops being sold, can I still spend the in-game currency I already have?
Yes, you can still spend any virtual currency (both Platinum and the coins you earn through gameplay) you have in your account until the game’s servers shut down in 2021. You can still grind for it in the game, too, you just won’t be able to directly purchase it anymore.
Are you taking any features offline when you stop selling Platinum?
Nope! Nothing else in the game will change until January 2021, when the servers go offline.
Will I still be able to play Battleborn in any fashion (e.g. the single-player campaign, peer-to-peer games) after the servers go offline?
No, once the servers are offline in January 2021, Battleborn won’t be playable in any way.
Although downloads of Battleborn have been removed, physical copies (and a few download codes) are still available at relatively cheap prices if anyone is interested in checking out the game. I’ll add the dates to the Watch List calendar and have a page up on the site for the game sometime soon. Thanks to everyone who submitted this one to the site!