Staying true to the previous announcement that October 13 would see the release of Battleborn‘s first story DLC, 2K and Gearbox Software have confirmed that Story Operation Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC before the day’s end.
In the new content, players will relive the “third Thrall uprising that sparked a revolution within the Jennerit Empire,” and witness firsthand what motivated Attikus to initiate the historic conflict on planet Tempest. Told with a “film noir flair,” Thrall Rebellion is the first of five DLC Story Operations Gearbox has planned for Battleborn, with each set to expand on the team shooter’s universe.
Each Story Operation is available as part of the game’s season pass or digital deluxe editions, but if you’re not willing to drop any additional cash, there’s plenty of free content being released to coincide with the above.
New competitive multiplayer mode Face-Off also goes live today as part of a wider free update, and is described as an “intense, multi-phase mode.” For each enemy Varelsi players kill, masks will be dropped that must be picked up and deposited to secure points for your team. 500 points will net you a win, but you’ll want to be wary as the match goes on – the close you get to victory, the stronger the Varelsi ranks become.
There’s a bunch more stuff rolling out with today’s Battleborn update as well, all of which you can read about over on Sony’s PlayStation Blog.