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Battleborn welcomes its first new character – Alani

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Battleborn

Battleborn honestly surprised me. Based on my brief time with it last year, I was convinced that it wasn’t going to hold my attention, at least not for too long.

As it turns out though, I actually quite like the shooter. It did take a little while admittedly, but Battleborn really did grow on me.

One of it’s best features, in my opinion, is its colourful, varied cast. There are some really unique characters to choose from, and that collection of Battleborn is only going to get bigger with time.

Starting now actually. The latest patch for the game contains a new character called Alani. She’s only available to some people though…

It’s only been a couple weeks since Battleborn was unleashed on the world and already new heroes are joining the fight to save the last star! The first of five new free playable characters – Alani, the warrior-monk healer – releases on Tuesday, May 31st for all platforms and can be unlocked for 47,500 credits earned in-game. Can’t wait that long? Digital Deluxe and Season Pass holders will not only be able to instantly unlock Alani using a Hero Key (more on these keys below), they will also be able to play Alani early starting on Tuesday, May 24th!

If you fall under any of those relevant categories (or took part in the PlayStation 4 open beta), you’ll have early access to Alani from today (at around 6pm our time if my calculations are correct). As for everybody else, well, time to start grinding credits in preparation for her proper launch next week I guess.

So what exactly is Alani capable of? Gearbox are still mum on her abilities, so we only have this description to go on for now…

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.

Confirmed: Alani is a waterbender!

Last Updated: May 24, 2016

27 Comments

  1. Just like horror games will grow on you

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 24, 2016 at 12:33

    I’m a beerbender

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    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 24, 2016 at 12:37

      I’m an expert bender of that as well.

      Include the following B’s

      Braaivleis
      Biltong

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 24, 2016 at 12:39

        Boerewors

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 24, 2016 at 12:39

          See ‘Braaivleis’

          Reply

    • Pariah

      May 24, 2016 at 12:38

      So you’re, rotund?

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 24, 2016 at 12:39

        Not quite, must be the JW Black Label, which I can also bend

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        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 24, 2016 at 12:40

          Speaking of BL, have you had Blue Label beer?

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:40

            Yeah, it’s okay, not a huge fan of Black Label beer.

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 12:41

            Neither am I, the Blue Label is >>>> over the standard version

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:42

            Castle >>>> Blue Label >>>> Black Label
            http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/rara.gif

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 12:44

            Lite or Std?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:44

            Both, but std draught mostly

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 12:45

            Draught nomnoms

            In bottles/cans I like the lite more

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:46

            Castle >>>> Blue Label >>>> Black Label >>>> Flying Fish

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 12:47

            Hahaha, the green apple one is not too bad, but that orange filth needs to GITMFS

          • HvR

            May 24, 2016 at 12:52

            Flying Fish can GITS

          • Ottokie

            May 24, 2016 at 12:52

            Why is Flying Fish even listed…

          • HvR

            May 24, 2016 at 12:53

            it is in bad taste to write “nutty shit water”

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:55

            Because they like to pretend they’re a beer

          • HvR

            May 24, 2016 at 12:51

            Castle Lite probably the best balance achieved for drink as much as you like beer

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 24, 2016 at 12:55

            Yeah, perfect for braais

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 24, 2016 at 13:07

            Perfect if you want to drink lots of it

          • Ottokie

            May 24, 2016 at 12:50

            agreed

  3. The D

    May 24, 2016 at 12:48

    Misread the headline, dammit.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 24, 2016 at 12:59

      No, you read it right, it’s about beer 😛

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 24, 2016 at 13:14

    Doesn’t look very Alan-y.

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