Development on Battleborn is finished, so now it's time for 2K and Gearbox to turn their attention to the content which will keep players active post-launch.
A blog post by the Battleborn team has outlined what's coming, both free and paid.
Alani: A member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer, but forced to be a warrior, and is all that remains of her order after Rendain's Jennerit Imperium stole the oceans from her world. As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani's attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn. PlayStation 4 players who participate in the upcoming Open Beta will instantly-unlock Alani once she's available after launch.
The blog also touches on cosmetic microtransactions:
"We know that some gamers really love to express themselves through cosmetic customizations that make their heroes stand-out. That's why Battleborn has a huge variety of skins and taunts that come with the game at launch, and we will continue to release even more cosmetic customizations post-launch – some of which we will sell in-game," explains the blog. "This kind of optional cosmetic content has absolutely no effect on the gameplay, and helps us keep all the additional heroes, modes, maps, and other features that extend the core gameplay experience, free for everyone. We're committed to making sure that you have the means to make your favorite heroes truly your own."