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.

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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

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

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