28 July 2016

A Fat Bird With a Grenade Launcher Is Battleborn's Next Character

        With Battleborn's second free DLC character making his debut today for some players, Gearbox has already revealed its next character, Ernest. Ernest is described as being a "defensive mastermind with a strong devotion to protecting his allies." Based on the lone piece of concept art released so far, he looks to be a chubby, headband-wearing bird creature who wields a grenade launcher.

    Beyond that, we don't know what his abilities are, though you can try to glean something from the concept art and this outline of his background: 
"As the Varelsi scourge darkened system after system, Ernest joined up with the Peacekeepers to put his demolition prowess in service of the universe. A brilliant technician, this demobird will take on any challenge by going right the hell through it!"
    More information regarding his abilities are promised when we get closer to his launch. When that will be is unknown; Gearbox is only saying he'll be out "in the next couple months."
     As with the first two DLC characters (and the two more still to come, post-Ernest), he'll be free, but you'll still need to unlock him in-game. Ernest will cost 47,500 credits, or you can use a hero key, which season pass owners receive with the release of each character.