Battleborn is a MOBA and FPS hybrid developed by Gearbox and published by 2K. It can be counted as both free to play and buy to play since it offers a trial version on Steam that could be counted as a free to play version of it. If you want to upgrade to the full game though you can spend 30$ and grab it.
If versatility is what you are looking for in a game then Battleborn can provide it to you. It’s gameplay includes elements of two different genres, MOBA and first person shooting. This gives you the opportunity to play either super offensively with your aiming skills or use a more strategic aspect to it.
Even its modes are versatile. Having both a campaign mode where you can play solo or with your friends and three multiplayer modes: Incursion, Meltdown, and Devastation. To top that, there’s a total of 30 characters to choose from, with more to come in the future so that’s another good sign.
For those that just want a more casual experience and will be trying Battleborn’s single player mode first then you should be warned. Until now it’s gameplay feels repetitive and doesn’t have the same impact as its multiplayer has. For what it’s worth though many other FPS games should follow the steps of Battleborn and add a small campaign-like mode to them.
What differents Battleborn with any other MOBA game is the fact that towers aren’t there to provide defences. You have to actively build your turrets spending shards that you win during the match. Defence is always a good offence and you have to take care of that early on.
Overall, Battleborn is an amazing mixture of two super famous genres but, unfortunately, loses in power due to its price tag. If and when this games becomes free to play then it could be a scene changer for e-sports throughout the world.