Borderlands 3 is the upcoming action role playing first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software. It is the sequel to the Borderlands 2, the 4th main and 5th overall entry the Borderlands game series. It’s being released 4 years after the events of Borderlands 2 and 5 years after the end of Tales of Borderlands.
The Borderlands 3 is to be released on the 13th of September 2019 Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox one. I will be released on Epic games store for PC and on steam in April 2020. A later release date has been confirmed for a Google Stadia port. Four versions of the game will be released with various ad-ons, at different price points and including bonuses.
Borderlands 3 introduces four new playable characters; Amara, the Siren who summons ethereal fists; FL4k, the Beastmaster who summons creatures to aid in fights;Moze,the Gunner who rides the mecha iron bear and Zane, the Operativewith a variety of gadgets. They start out as new recruits for Lilith’s Crimson Raiders and are subsequently tasked with investigating the Children of the Vault and their mysterious leaders. For the first time in the series history players will board the sanctuary III and experience adventures outside of the Pandora system as they track down clues and gather precious loot.
Unlike previous Borderlands games where each character had one unique skill that operates on a cool down, in the new game each character can unlock three unique skills, although only one can be equipped at a time. This greatly expands the number of potential character builds a player can make.
Borderlands 3 shares the same core Loops with the previous game series around taking on missions, defeating enemies and obtaining loot from fallen enemies. The game will have integration with Twitch streams which will enable viewers explore the streamers inventory and skill tree. Special chests in the game inventory will over viewers the opportunity to receive the same weapon or item that the stream finds, this is going to be possible through way of a shift code which they can enter into their own game, scaled appropriately for their character’s level.
Borderlands 3 will feature an improved movement system which will allow players mantle up ledges and slide. Players will also be able to revive NPCs and NPCs can revive players. There have been vehicle enhancements on the game, new vehicles such as the cyclone monowheel has been added. Vehicles can now be hijacked by both players and enemies.
Player interactive environment have also been added, barrels can now be moved by player, pipe covers can be destroyed and elemental or element sensitive pools can have a tier effect. A ping system to highlight locations, weapons, NPCs, enemies and other objects will be added. Two new weapon manufacturers have also been added, they will replace the Bandit and the Atlas.
The Gearbox director Paul Sage estimates that player will spend about 35 hours through the main quest line along with some side missions. With the new characters and new features, those 35 hours will be an amazing experience.