There’s a lot happening in Battleborn this weekend.
To begin, starting today and running until Wednesday, May 25th, you can earn double XP during your time in Battleborn. Jump in now and start earning double Command Rank and Character Rank experience in all Story Mode missions and Competitive Multiplayer matches.
Additionally, the first of five new free playable characters arrives on Tuesday, May 24th for season pass holders in the form of Alani, as seen above. Those who played the game’s open beta on PS4 will receive a Hero Key to instantly unlock her on the 24th as well.
“A member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer, but forced to be a warrior, Alani is all that remains of her order after Rendain’s Jennerit Imperium stole the oceans from her world. As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn.”
Alani will be officially released for everyone just one week later on May 31st.
Finally, developer Gearbox discussed more about Hero Keys, revealing that starting with the release of Alani, Digital Deluxe and Season Pass holders will receive one Hero Key to instantly unlock any hero in the game with each new hero release.
Additionally, Hero Keys are reusable. If you complete the challenge objective or reach the required Command Rank at any time after unlocking a hero using a Hero Key, then that Hero Key will be returned to you and you can then use that Hero Key to unlock another hero.