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Published May 20, 2016

Gearbox has announced the first of five new free playable characters – Alani, the warrior-monk healer – releases on Tuesday, May 31st for all platforms and can be unlocked for 47,500 credits earned in-game. They also mentioned Digital Deluxe and Season Pass holders will not only be able to instantly unlock Alani using a Hero Key, but will also be able to play Alani early starting on Tuesday, May 24th.

Alani Early Access: May 24th starting at 9am PDT for all regions
Alani Official Release: May 31st starting at 9am PDT for all regions


A member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer, but forced to be a warrior, Alani 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.

Gearbox also announced a Double XP Event

Join us for a Double XP event in Battleborn! From Friday until Wednesday, you can reap the rewards of earning double Command Rank and Character Rank experience in all Story Mode missions and Competitive Multiplayer matches. This event is global and available to all platforms. All you need to do is jump into battle and bask in double XP glory.

START: Friday, May 20 at 8am PDT
END: Wednesday, May 25th at 8am PDT

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