Publisher 2K Games already removed Battleborn from all digital storefronts, according to GameSpot. Now, the time has come for server deactivation. After today, as 2K Games states, the game won’t be playable in any way—even if you own a physical copy. That includes its single-player component and, of course, multiplayer.
Battleborn’s online service was originally supposed to end on Jan. 25. Players got one more week with the game after 2K published an announcement confirming the game would shut down instead on Jan. 31.
The free-to-play first-person shooter went live in May 2016. It started life as a traditional paid game before changing over to a free-to-play model. Each character contributed their own special abilities and combat styles. It was best described as an Overwatch-style game with MOBA elements. Unfortunately, it never quite caught on the way its developers had planned.
As time wore on, players simply migrated to Overwatch. Now, with Overwatch 2 on the horizon and the market saturated with hero shooters, Battleborn is saying goodbye.
There haven’t been any new games from Gearbox announced as of late. That will likely change in the coming months as summer approaches. For now, if you’re looking to scratch that hero shooter itch, there’s always Valorant or Apex Legends.