Battleborn Beta Reaches 2 Million Players, More Stats Revealed

Borderlands developer's next game comes out in a couple weeks.


More than two million people played the Battleborn open beta earlier this month, 2K Games and Geabox Software announced today. The beta launched first on PlayStation 4, before coming to Xbox One and PC later. A breakdown of players by platform was not provided in the announcement today.

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2 million is a big number, but it pales in comparison to another recent high-profile beta. Ubisoft's open beta for The Division attracted 6.4 million players, which the publisher said was a record for a new IP.

In a blog post today, 2K shared some further statistics about the beta. From April 13-18, players completed 1.1 million competitive multiplayer matches and 1.4 million story mode episodes. Additionally, players collected 27 billion Shards.

For their achievements, players will be rewarded with three "golden" character skins when Battleborn launches on May 3. These are ISIC, Benedict, and Shayne & Aurox. No images were shared for these.

For more on Battleborn's beta, check out the infographic below. The full game launches on May 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more, check out all of GameSpot's previous coverage here.

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