Tired of seeing a perfectly good game plagued with low server populations, the Battleborn Reddit has organized a special day to help new players get into the game, and the devs are backing them up with special bonuses throughout the weekend.

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Battleborn is a great competitive/co-op shooter that got a bad rap. The marketing was spotty, the choice to release in the same window as Blizzard’s Overwatch was insane, and technical problems at launch turned away more than a few players that would otherwise have given the game a fair shake.

After months of forum talk about trying to save the game without getting much accomplished, Redditor bkndx decided it was time to act (via Eurogamer).

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So let’s talk about why it didn’t succeed at the beginning, Overwatch competition, lackluster marketing, bugs glitches and balancing issues. As time went on the problems shifted to low player base, and a large skill gap, matchmSo the question is how do we bring new players and keep them. Well if we can get an event going for a day where we get as many players online to play as many games as they can, this will solve matchmaking issues and allow everyone to try the game. As a community of high level elites we should recognize that if we get this going there’s going to be a huge influx of newbs. We should be doing our best to not pubstomp and ruin their first impressions of the game so please, no double legendary loadouts. Experiment with new characters and try to keep away from the meta. We will shoot for the second Saturday of November starting at 3:00 est?

And so Battleborn Day was born. Members of the player-created big brother program BattleBros will be online all day long, ready to aid new players fall in love with the game.

Even better, a Gearbox employee active in the game Reddit brought the event to the developers’ attention, and they’re sweetening the pot with a bunch of bonuses running from 7 PM Eastern on Friday to 11 AM on Sunday. Bonuses include:

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  • The badassest of badass in-game events: prepare for Lootpocalypse, Play with the Devs, Double XP, and Double Credits all rolled into one phenomenal weekend!
  • A special “Battleborn Day Queue” with all kinds of fan-favorite maps and modes
  • Try out all 29 Battleborn heroes! Every character will be temporarily unlocked for all players
  • Enjoy 20% off all skins and taunts in the in-game Marketplace
  • Swag giveaways on the Battleborn Facebook and Twitter channels
  • AND MORE!

Long story short, between the special event and the release of the second story DLC, Toby’s Friendship Raid, this weekend is the best possible time to give Battleborn a try. It’s a good game, Brant.