Battleborn is one among Borderlands developer Gearbox’s much less profitable ventures, and it was little shock when it was announced back in 2019 that the game would be shutting down. The official finish is coming later this month, and for those who ever wished to see the sport first-hand, that is your ultimate likelihood: Battleborn will be utterly unplayable as soon as the servers are shut off.

Battleborn will be unplayable as of January 25, 2021, when the servers shut down, together with any single-player choices. “Once the servers are offline,” publisher 2K explains, “Battleborn won’t be playable in any way.” If you don’t already personal it, the one strategy to decide up Battleborn would be by a bodily copy – the sport was faraway from digital storefronts in November 2019, and its microtransaction forex was disabled in February 2020.

The PC model of Battleborn at the moment has about 9 gamers, in response to SteamDB, so it’s not trying like there’ll be a strong group shedding tears right here. But it’s nonetheless distressing to see a bit of gaming historical past, nonetheless small, disappear totally.

Perhaps the actual hobby-grade future for Battleborn will come when a bunch of enterprising modders determine how you can get the sport working once more in one other decade.

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