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Battleborn Has More Playable Characters Than All Borderlands Games Combined

Variety is the spice of life, and Battleborn.


Like variety? Borderlands developer Gearbox Software's next game, Battleborn, sounds like it will have you covered. 2K Games on Monday released a new infographic that speaks to the numerous different hero characters you can play as and how many variations there are overall--in short, there are a lot.

Battleborn has 25 playable characters, which is more than Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel combined--even after more came as DLC for those games. All heroes have 10 levels and two skills per level, which combines for a total of 1,024 ways to play every character. In addition, there are 7,776 ways to reach full rank with every Battleborn hero, 2K says.

The biggest number of all, however, is 49,576,665,600. That's the total number of Battleborn's different hero and team configurations (7,776 ways to play X 6,375,600 team combinations). For more Battleborn numbers, check out the video above and the full infographic here.

The Battleborn release date is set for February 9 across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The game's story mode can be played totally alone, and also supports split-screen and online co-op. It also has a competitive multiplayer mode where teams of five can go head-to-head. The experience and items you earn in gameplay carry with you, regardless of which mode you're playing.

An open beta for Battleborn will be held prior to launch, though 2K hasn't announced yet when it will start.

In addition, Gearbox is working on Borderlands 3 and is looking to get started on new Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem games.

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