First-person hero shooter flop Battleborn will be free to play in the near future, a new report suggests. But there’s some confusion about what this will mean.


Last night, Kotaku reported on how the game will soon go free-to-play, as in the hyphenated “free-to-play” where a game is free to try and then you pay for extra things as you progress.

However, Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford has since taken to Twitter to confirm that there are no plans to switch the game’s business model.

I was just told about a reckless story about Battleborn going F2P that is false, there are no plans to convert Battleborn free to play

Pitchford added that there are “unannounced plans” to release a trial version of the game for free, from which players can upgrade to the full game, but that is still months away.

We have some unannounced plans to do a trial version of the game that would be free and from which retail can be purchased along with DLC. Free trial plans are not firm yet – months away. Expect great continued support and awesome line up of DLC.

Extra characters and modes are still in active development and new heroes continue to be released on a regular schedule. Time will tell how free-to-play the game’s upcoming free to play version is.