Battleborn, the new game from Borderlands creator Gearbox Software, will have an open beta on April 8th on Playstation 4. Xbox One and PC owners will be able to play the beta a few days later on April 13th. The pre-release play period ends for all platforms on April 18th. The beta client is available to pre-load and the trailer below will give an idea of what to expect.

PS4 owners benefit from first dibs on the beta as well as early access to the first expansion and immediate access to the character Alani at launch. The character Toby is also available for PS4 only during the beta.

The Battleborn beta features two multiplayer maps and two episodes of its story mode. More information about the beta can be found on the official Battleborn website.

Battleborn looks to be a promising hero shooter, but unfortunately has some very serious competition with Blizzard’s Overwatch. Gearbox Software have delivered quality shooters with their Borderlands franchise, so Battleborn will surely be a solid experience as well.