It’s hard to ignore the parallels between Gearbox’s Battleborn and Blizzard’s Overwatch. Both are team-based first-person shooters. Both have tons of colorful characters with varied abilities, and encourage players to optimize their parties. Both present polished, balanced gameplay and embrace fun and humor to an extent gamers haven’t seen in years. So which one is better?
That’s a trick question. Although the temptation may be to put Battleborn and Overwatch head-to-head to see which one comes out on top, the truth is, it’s a bit like comparing birds and bats. They can do a lot of the same things, and they may sometimes even fill the same ecological role, but they’re distinct creatures with more differences than similarities.
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