Battleborn open beta starts early 2016, PlayStation gets death-dealing penguin

Battleborn, the "hero shooter" from Borderlands studio Gearbox, will host an open beta starting early 2016, and PlayStation players will get two bonus characters via their participation. One new character is Toby - a hyperactive, murderous penguin who pilots a death-dealing mech, available during the beta only on PS4.

While Toby will be available to all once Battleborn players once the game is finished and on store shelves, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford also teased that an additional character will be made available to PlayStation beta participants. This hero has no name or details, as he or she has not been created yet.

So for now, enjoy a penguin slaying evil space-monsters:

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