Battleborn servers shutting down in January 2021

Who remembers Battleborn? It was Gearbox and 2K Games’ online first-person hero shooter that came out a few weeks before Overwatch back in 2016, and then pretty much disappeared because everyone wanted to play Overwatch.

Apparently there are some people still playing the game and 2K wanted to let them know they’re shutting down the game with servers going offline in January 2021.

“Battleborn has been removed from digital storefronts, and we are now in the process of gradually sunsetting the game to focus our efforts and resources on other projects,” 2K said in a blog post

“So, what does that mean? At the moment, you won’t see any effect if you own a copy of the game. But there are some things you should be aware of:

  • After February 24, 2020, you will no longer be able to purchase premium virtual currency (“Platinum”) for use in the game.
  • The game’s servers will remain active and the game will continue to be playable until January 2021.
  • Once servers are deactivated, Battleborn will no longer be playable.”

The post then followed with a short FAQ mentioning that once the servers shutdown, the game is finished. There will be no offline mode of the game. Check out the post in full here.