Tough choice this weekend: Two open betas, both for upcoming shooters. Do you go with Doom and all its demonic gloom and gibs? Or Battleborn and its…wait, what did Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford call it? Oh yeah:
Battleborn is: FPS; hobby-grade coop campaign; genre-blended, multi-mode competitive e-sports; meta-growth, choice + epic Battleborn Heroes!— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) July 8, 2014
Which is word salad to say…it’s sort of like a MOBA blended with Borderlands, I think. You can see for yourself, as Battleborn’s open beta starts today, as of 10 a.m. Pacific, and runs until April 18 (Monday) at 7 a.m. Pacific.
That means you can potentially pull a “Why not both?” with the two beta periods this weekend, given that Doom’s beta period only runs from the 15 – 17. And Battleborn’s open beta sounds quite a bit more expansive, containing 25 characters, two multiplayer modes, and two story missions. Doom is just two maps, two modes, all weekend long.
Try to squeeze a match or two in to both, if you care. This will probably be the last time to try out either game before their scheduled May release dates—that’s May 3 for Battleborn and May 13 for Doom.