Battleborn's latest hero is a big pink hen

Battleborn has a new hero, and true to the game's design philosophy he's a zany anthropomorph supported by a bunch of eye-roll-worthy puns. I wouldn't have it any other way, of course, so let's all say hello to Ernest: a big pink hen in military garb.

Ernest is a 'bombirdier', wink, meaning he carries a grenade launcher and a support-focused 'power egg'. You'll find a full rundown of his skills on the Battleborn site, or in the following video:

If you're a season pass or digital deluxe edition owner, Ernest will have made himself known to you a few days ago, but he'll fly home to roost for everyone else this coming Thursday.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.