Two Brand New Playable Heroes Revealed for Battleborn

on December 29, 2015 3:19 PM

Battleborn is one of the most anticipated multiplayer releases of 2016, due out on May 3 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. IGN First has revealed two new heroes for the game, the powerhouse Ghalt and the stealthy Deande.

Ghalt is a veteran of the Battleborn world, a peacekeeping military man who is first of the 25 Battleborn. His skills and ultimate make use of his trusted shotgun:

Weapon: UPR M8-R Revolver Shotgun

  • Ghalt’s customized UPR shotgun deals incredible damage at short range, but is weaker at greater distances. Holding LT aims down sight for more precise shots.

Passive: Tactical Shells

  • The last 4 shots in Ghalt’s Revolver Shotgun cylinder deal 25% additional damage.

Skill 1: The Hook

  • Fire out an energy hook that pulls enemies to you.

Skill 2: Scraptrap

  • Deploys a trap to a target location, stunning nearby enemies for 2 seconds and then exploding dealing 133 damage. A maximum of 2 traps can be deployed simultaneously.

Ultimate: Dual Wield

  • Ghalt equips a second shotgun, doubling his damage output for 10 seconds.

battlebornignghalt-2jpg-19bd08_765wThe second hero Deande is an ancient spymaster who relies on deceptive tricks to succeed on the battlefield. She attacks quickly and in a flurry of hits:

Weapon: Tessurim War Fans

  • Deande’s primary melee combo (RT) strings a series of rapid melee strikes, while her secondary attack (LT) hurls her fans at foes for ranged damage.

Passive: The Element of Surprise

  • For 3 seconds after uncloaking, all of Deande’s skills and attacks deal 25% additional damage.

Skill 1: Holotwin

  • Cloaks Deande and deploys a decoy (20% health, 25% damage) to fight in her stead for 8 seconds. Upon death or expiry the decoy explodes for 20% damage.

Skill 2: Burst Dash

  • Deande charges forward, dealing 200 damage and pushing back enemies. Hit enemies are weakened, lowering their attack damage by 30%.

Ultimate: Blink Storm

  • Upon activation, Deande unleashes a flurry of 10 strikes directly ahead of her, stunning enemies and dealing 50 damage per hit.


 /  Staff Writer
AJ is an aspiring writer currently studying at Michigan State University. He can usually be found somewhere online talking about Star Wars or Metal Gear Solid.