Battleborn has been getting updates and tweaks since its release earlier this month, and developer Gearbox has promised five new DLC heroes post launch. The first is now out in the wild for Season pass holders.
Alani is and Eldrid warrior with healing abilities. Check out the gameplay video to get an idea of how the character is used:
Alani's abilities include:
- Torrent: Through years of training in Ket, her order’s martial art, Alani has honed her ability to control water, hurling water bolts to damage enemies.
- Wellspring: Channeling her focus and strength, Alani heals herself for a small amount or envelopes an ally in water to heal them.
- Riptide: Alani sends forth a wave of water that deals damage to enemies, pushes them away, and leaves a trail hastening allies’ movement speed.
- Geyser: Calling upon the power of the oceans, a groundswell erupts, knocking enemies into the air, damaging and binding them.
- Emergence: Alani summons a water dragon that deals damage to everything caught in its wake.
- Osmosis (Passive): Alani’s healing abilities swell and recede like the tide. Successfully landing hits with Torrent grants up to three stacks to temporarily increase the healing power of Wellspring.
The game gives players two ways to unlock her: paying 47,500 in-game credits, or cashing in hero keys, a new form of currency that can be earned back later after unlocking Alani or other heroes via credits.
If you don't have a season pass, Alani should be available for the rest of the players base on May 31.
The dev team also teased the next hero, Pendles, who is literally a cold-blooded killer. He is a reptile after all. He will be the 27th hero for the game when he is released within the next few months.
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First they drop the price to $40 then they release a new hero on the day that Overwatch launches. Gearbox are insane.
Well, the new hero is only launched today for Season Pass holders. That's people already committed to the game I think.
But yeah, the Overwatch "competition" is a pretty long shadow they have decided to stand in.