Battleborn Patch Notes Reveal Major Changes to Achievements

By Kevin Tavore, 5 months ago
The wait is finally over. That being the one for a patch to Battleborn which will severely nerf the requirements for many of the heroes' lore challenges. The full patch notes are available here if you want to get into the details of what abilities were changes (and basically every hero got some changes). If you just want to know how it affects the achievements, look no further than this article.

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For lore challenges, the following were changed across the board:
  • "Kill [character] 25 times" was changed to "Kill/assist [character] 5 times"
  • "Play with [character] 5 times" was changed to "Play with [character 3 times"
Then there were also dozens of changes to many of the lore challenges to make them much easier. Not all of the grinds were removed - for instance, you still need to soak up 1M damage as Montana, but quite a bit of the grind that was present in the game has been removed. Here are all of the changes:

Ambra

BattlebornPriestess of the Sustaining MotherThe Priestess of the Sustaining Mother achievement in Battleborn worth 46 pointsComplete all Ambra lore challenges.

Reduced the number of enemy kills required by Ambra's “The Winds of Change” challenge from 500 to 100

Attikus

BattlebornAnarchy RulesThe Anarchy Rules achievement in Battleborn worth 75 pointsComplete all Attikus lore challenges.

Reduced the number of Charged Hook critical hits required for Attikus' “In His Face” challenge from 12 to 1

Benedict

BattlebornFlyboyThe Flyboy achievement in Battleborn worth 85 pointsComplete all Benedict lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number kills required for Benedict's “Help for a Ground Recruit” challenge from 50 to 10
  • Reduced the total fly time required for Benedict's “Rocket Jump Professional” challenge from 3 hours to 1 hour
  • Reduced the number of games required for Benedict's “The Tour” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the number of rockets per match required for Benedict's “So Many Rockets” challenge from 425 to 300

Boldur

BattlebornThe Bears and the BeersThe The Bears and the Beers achievement in Battleborn worth 78 pointsComplete all Boldur lore challenges.

  • Renamed Boldur's “The Unbearable” Career Challenge to “Gathering No Moss!”
  • Reduced the number of kills required for Boldur's “Gather No Moss!” challenge from 1,000 to 100
  • Boldur's “The Dwarf's Favorite Axiom” Lore Challenge now displays correctly after unlocking

Caldarius

BattlebornChampion of the PitsThe Champion of the Pits achievement in Battleborn worth 61 pointsComplete all Caldarius lore challenges.

Reduced the number of kills required for Caldarius' “The Arena and You: Partners in Freedom” challenge from 750 to 500

Deande

BattlebornThe SpymistressThe The Spymistress achievement in Battleborn worth 68 pointsComplete all Deande lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for Deande's “Cloak and Dagger” challenge from 500 to 100
  • Reduced the number of games required for Deande's “The Seeds of Secret Orders” challenge from 5 to 3

El Dragón

BattlebornThe Once and Future ChampThe The Once and Future Champ achievement in Battleborn worth 102 pointsComplete all El Dragón lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for El Dragón's “Fired Up” challenge from 50 to 20
  • Reduced the number of games required for El Dragón's “Armed and Handsomest” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the number of kills required for El Dragón's “The Fall of the Luchador” challenge from 1,000 to 100
  • The unlock requirement for El Dragón's “The Rise of the Dragon” no longer appears cut off

Galilea

BattlebornThe Wraith of BlissThe The Wraith of Bliss achievement in Battleborn worth 70 pointsComplete all Galilea lore challenges.

  • Changed the requirements of Galilea's “Frienemies” Lore Challenge from “Kill Ambra 25 times” to “Participate in killing Ambra 5 times”
  • Reduced the number of games required for Galilea's “Sisterhood” challenge from 5 to 3

Ghalt

BattlebornThe CaptainThe The Captain achievement in Battleborn worth 77 pointsComplete all Ghalt lore challenges.

  • Reduced the First Blood requirement of Ghalt's “The First Battleborn” challenge from 10 to 1
  • Reduced the number of games required for Ghalt's “First Round Draft Picks” challenge from 5 to 3

ISIC

BattlebornHate Furnace at Maximum! :)The Hate Furnace at Maximum! :) achievement in Battleborn worth 60 pointsComplete all ISIC lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for ISIC's “Warning: Rogue Magnus” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the number of kills required for ISIC's “Ocoban Mining Exploration Report” challenge from 250 to 10
  • ISIC's “MAGNUS SELF-REVIEW: MAG_MRBX-1210” lore challenge is now properly tracked when using Overcharged Plasma Dash

Kelvin

BattlebornCivil IceThe Civil Ice achievement in Battleborn worth 77 pointsComplete all Kelvin lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for Kelvin's “Miko Are All My Friends” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the number of stuns required for Kelvin's “The Best Defense is De Fence” challenge from 100 to 50
  • Reduced the number of stuns required for Kelvin's “Micro Macro Mist Me” challenge from 25 to 10

Kleese

BattlebornThe CurmudgeonThe The Curmudgeon achievement in Battleborn worth 68 pointsComplete all Kleese lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for Kleese's “Slow, Not Dead” challenge from 500 to 50
  • Reduced the number of damaged enemies required for Kleese's “A Shocking Message” challenge from 250 to 100

Marquis

BattlebornTitanium DandyThe Titanium Dandy achievement in Battleborn worth 48 pointsComplete all Marquis lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for Marquis' “Hobo Eradication Protocol” challenge from 10 to 5
  • Reduced the number of games required for Marquis' “Overprotective” challenge from 5 to 3

Mellka

BattlebornLost Little EldridThe Lost Little Eldrid achievement in Battleborn worth 66 pointsComplete all Mellka lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for Mellka's “Spaceborne Malady” challenge from 500 to 100
  • Reduced the number of games required for Mellka's “Heeding the Call” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Mellka's “Best!” stat now properly increments after completing the Prologue

Miko

BattlebornAcres and ErasThe Acres and Eras achievement in Battleborn worth 53 pointsComplete all Miko lore challenges.

Reduced the number of games required for Miko's “Two's a Crowd” challenge from 5 to 3

Montana

BattlebornIt's My Only Name, ChiefThe It's My Only Name, Chief achievement in Battleborn worth 56 pointsComplete all Montana lore challenges.

Reduced the number of games required for Montana's “War is Bliss” challenge from 5 to 3

Orendi

BattlebornLove and Fire, Death and KissesThe Love and Fire, Death and Kisses achievement in Battleborn worth 41 pointsComplete all Orendi lore challenges.

  • Orendi's Lore Challenge “That's a Very Nice Hat Trick” will now increment properly when the Skill Activation Style is set to Instant
  • Reduced the number of games required for Orendi's “That's a Very Nice Hat Trick” challenge from 10 to 5
  • Orendi's Nullify is now properly displayed on the Death Recap Screen
  • Orendi's Lore Challenge “Very Morphic Pillars” will now increment properly

Oscar Mike

BattlebornBrotherhood of the MikesThe Brotherhood of the Mikes achievement in Battleborn worth 32 pointsComplete all Oscar Mike lore challenges.

Reduced the number of games required for Oscar Mike's “From Yer Best Bud” challenge from 5 to 3

Phoebe

BattlebornElegance in EngineeringThe Elegance in Engineering achievement in Battleborn worth 62 pointsComplete all Phoebe lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for Phoebe's “My Butler Buddy” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the damage required for Phoebe's “Addonexus” challenge from 2,000 to 1,800

Rath

BattlebornKeeper of the BladesThe Keeper of the Blades achievement in Battleborn worth 52 pointsComplete all Rath lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for Rath's “Sustained Across Time” challenge from 10 to 5
  • Reduced the number of games required for Rath's “Thank You Letter” challenge from 5 to 3

Reyna

BattlebornRise of the ValkyrieThe Rise of the Valkyrie achievement in Battleborn worth 55 pointsComplete all Reyna lore challenges.

Reduced the number of kills required for Reyna's “The Best Defense” challenge from 1,000 to 100

Shayne & Aurox

BattlebornMe 'n' My MonsterThe Me 'n' My Monster achievement in Battleborn worth 60 pointsComplete all Shayne & Aurox lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of games required for Shayne & Aurox's “Mentor for Monsters” challenge from 5 to 3
  • Reduced the number of kills required for Shayne & Aurox's “Isn't This a Buddy COMEDY?!” challenge from 200 to 100

Thorn

BattlebornThe Blossom's FuryThe The Blossom's Fury achievement in Battleborn worth 71 pointsComplete all Thorn lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for Thorn's “Daughter of Shadows” challenge from 500 to 100
  • Reduced the number of kills required for Thorn's “Spry Sprite Spray” challenge from 20 to 10
  • Reduced the number of kills required for Thorn's “Vengeance for the Lost” challenge from 1,000 to 500
  • Reduced the number of games required for Thorn's “Granddaughter of Stone” challenge from 5 to 3

Toby

BattlebornAnxious, Angry, and AdorableThe Anxious, Angry, and Adorable achievement in Battleborn worth 98 pointsComplete all Toby lore challenges.

  • Reduced the number of kills required for Toby's “Temper, Temper, TA-BOOM” challenge from 20 to 10
  • Reduced the number of double-kills required for Toby's “Killing on Rails” challenge from 10 to 1
  • The “Core Discharge Damage” Accomplishment increments properly when using Toby's L10 Triple Charge augment

Whiskey Foxtrot

BattlebornThe Mike Who LivedThe The Mike Who Lived achievement in Battleborn worth 68 pointsComplete all Whiskey Foxtrot lore challenges.

  • Changed Whiskey Foxtrot's “Going Alone” Lore Challenge from “Kill Oscar Mike 25 times” to “Participate in killing Oscar Mike 5 times”
  • Reduced the number of knock backs required for Whiskey Foxtrot's “Some Find Me Repulsive” challenge from 2,500 to 500
  • Reduced the number of kills required for Whiskey Foxtrot's “Say Mike Again” challenge from 500 to 100
The patch will launch this Thursday on Xbox One.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Purveyor of news articles and the occasional walkthrough or op-ed. The American equivalent of Aristotle. Likes almost all genres but has an unhealthy aversion to exploration and puzzles. Nicest place he'd never want to go? Japan.