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Borderlands 3 - Pre-Release Information and Discussion Thread

Dec 28, 2017
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~ OP UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~


The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure. Blast your way through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, collect loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy. Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together they are unstoppable.
Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Take down enemies and challenges as a team, but reap rewards that are yours alone – no one misses out on loot.



FRESH GUNS:

Borderlands 3 features bazillions of guns, courtesy of the same reputable manufacturers that Vault Hunters like you have been trusting to tool them up since forever. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too.


MEET THE FAMILY:

Out to save the galaxy in Borderlands 3 are four all-new Vault Hunters, each more customizable than all their counterparts from previous games combined. Moze is a gunner who can digistruct and pilot a mech. Amara is a siren who can summon and smash enemies with ethereal fists. FL4K is a beastmaster whose pets prey upon bandits. And Zane is an operative who uses gadgets to cause chaos on the battlefield.


  • Moze as THE GUNNER: When Moze needs backup, she digistructs her mech - Iron Bear - for a sucker punch of additional firepower.
  • Amara as THE SIREN: A confident, capable brawler with the ability to summon ethereal fists, Amara used her Siren powers to smash her enemies.
  • FL4K as THE BEASTMASTER: FL4K lives for the hunt. So do the loyal beasts that follow their master's every command. Their preferred prey? Unsuspecting bandits, those poor suckers.
  • Zane as THE OPERATIVE: Specializing in battlefield gadgetry, Zane is extremely proficient at slipping into combat, creating chaos, and sneaking back out as if he were never there.






IT'S NOT THEIR VAULT:

Your enemies in Borderlands 3 represent the very worst that this untamed corner of the galaxy has to offer. Psychos, skags, and super badasses of all shapes and sizes will do everything in their power to stop you, and they're smart enough to seek cover, to support each other, and to coordinate their attacks. Look out!


CHAOS IN THE COSMOS:

Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more!


THE CALYPSO TWINS:

Stop the fanatical Troy and Tyreen from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down.




ATLAS:

Step 1: Hit your enemies with tracker tags. Step 2: Unleash a hail of Smart Bullets that track towards your targets. Step 3: Loot!


VLADOF:

Augment these rapid-firing, ammo-hungry guns with under-barrel attachments including tasers, rocket tubes, and additional gun barrels.


MALIWAN:

Toggle between two elements, charge your weapon, and deal guaranteed elemental damage with your finger glued to the trigger.


JAKOBS:

Deliver devastating critical hits to enemies’ soft-and-sensitives, then joy-puke as your bullets ricochet towards other targets.


TEDIORE:

Toss your gun like a grenade to reload, then watch it pursue a nearby enemy as a fully loaded version digistructs in your hand.


HYPERION:

Aim down the sights to take cover behind your weapon-mounted shield and keep your finger on the trigger for increased accuracy.


TORGUE:

Switch between regular and sticky-projectile fire modes. Stickies do more damage if a bunch of them detonate on the same target.


DAHL:

Toggle between alternate fire modes depending on your play style, your predicament, and your predilection for bonus damage.


CHILDREN OF THE VAULT:

Enjoy uninterrupted damage-dealing courtesy of “infinite” ammo magazines, occasionally interrupted by unpredictable overheating.










  • Cross-play confirmed between Xbox One and PC (Epic Games Store)
  • Jesper Kyd back to compose
  • Ashley Burch will reprise her role as Tiny Tina
  • Gameplay reveal event set for May 1st
  • The game will have the option to switch between the new instanced loot system or the classic one
  • Split-screen couch co-op will be there day one
  • Multiple planets
  • Set five years after Borderlands 2
  • Each vault hunter has multiple action skills
  • Children of the Vault (cult headed by the Calpyso Twins) will be replacing bandits/scavs as the default human mob
  • Children of the Vault have their own weapon brand, no more bandit and scav weapons
  • Sanctuary 3 will serve as the hub environment to which you travel to different planets
  • Multiple vaults
  • There will be changeable gun parts of various rarities/stats
  • Nuclear/Radiation are in
  • No melee weapons
  • You'll be able to alter the type of gun, the firing rate, the reload speed, the stability, and element as you find new parts
  • NPCs can revive you if you get close
  • FL4K's action skills allow them to summon multiple beasts at once (the AI for this is why the announcement got delayed from Oct 2018 to March 2019)
  • Zane's action skills consists of him using different gadgets
  • Moze's bear mech can be used by other players
  • You can slide on-foot
 
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Oct 29, 2017
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It’s interesting they haven’t mentioned dlc characters yet. I’m guessing we will get some of the original vault hunters but I’m wondering if we’d get to play as some of the characters we haven’t yet like Tina? I want Marcus personally. Give him a skill where we can fire guns or useless mods at enemies or combine them into some Pandora’s gun like dmc4.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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#14
I just need to know if Maliwan can make shotguns. I need to know if comical gore from BL1 is returning. And, I need to know if alien tech is also returning from BL1
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,000
#16
Character design in this game is the best of the series so far. Loving all the different play style possibilities with the guns too. Can't wait for this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#17
On one hand, I like that this game seems to have bucked almost every recent trend from the past 5+ years, and is sticking true to the series formula.

On the other hand, this looks like a super standard sequel to a Borderlands game.

I'm excited to try it, but I have a feeling it doesn't have the biggest budget in the world. Or Gearbox was just so shook by Battleborn, the mandate from day one was "make a Borderlands game, and that's literally it"
 
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Dec 28, 2017
6,825
#19
New direct feed screenshots. I feel this is the first time I can say Gearbox have absolutely nailed the aesthetic they've been going for since the original. You can already tell how much work PBR is putting in.







 
Oct 29, 2017
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#20
I really hope it ends up being cross play across ps/xb/pc. Fortnite and soon Dauntless will be 2 games on EGS that are full cross play/account across all 3.

If BL3 ends up being the first HUGE AAA cross game for all, I'll shell out the big bucks for the more expensive editions.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,025
#23
This got missed in the other thread but god damn, this is actually a megaton

This combined with buy all ammo button in bl1 remastered means theyre listening. Shit about to be lit

Yeap, knew thered be alt fire for guns. Thats awesome. I see theyre saving the 3 skills reveal for later
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,505
#24
And people were legit saying this looks exactly like BL2, lmao.

Seriously though, I was going to play Fl4k but I'll try him later. I'm definitely starting with Amara.
 
Dec 26, 2017
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#26
Wait a minute... The BL3 Collector's Edition doesn't include the game? My store says it doesn't... Hm looks like it's only at this store -_-

And I wish the 2 badguys were actually in the playable characters team :(
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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New direct feed screenshots. I feel this is the first time I can say Gearbox have absolutely nailed the aesthetic they've been going for since the original. You can already tell how much work PBR is putting in.







Damn, it's so much cleaner looking, looks like it could be a graphic novel. Hoping it looks like this on ps4 pro not just pc.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,025
#39
Hoping for a meta gag where someone says "they dont feel real anymore" and they turn off his coloring and they're just black outlines. Which is easy to do based on their engine tech demo years ago
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#41
It hurts me but I can't drop 330CAD on collectors no matter how much I want to.

Am I crazy or does the Super Deluxe seem like a great deal based on previous BL DLC?
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,652
#45
On one hand, I like that this game seems to have bucked almost every recent trend from the past 5+ years, and is sticking true to the series formula.

On the other hand, this looks like a super standard sequel to a Borderlands game.

I'm excited to try it, but I have a feeling it doesn't have the biggest budget in the world. Or Gearbox was just so shook by Battleborn, the mandate from day one was "make a Borderlands game, and that's literally it"
This looks AAA as fuck. Nothing indicates a low budget. Take Two has extremely high expectations for BL3 so I doubt funding was an issue at all.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,652
#48
The Siren seems even worse than BL2's Siren which was a massive step down from BL1's Siren
Might want to wait on that reaction. Each character has multiple action skills so I can't see her being worse. Amara even has Phaselock too so she should definitely be more well rounded than Maya. Seems likes mix of Lilith and Maya from what I've seen and read so far.

Damn, it's so much cleaner looking, looks like it could be a graphic novel. Hoping it looks like this on ps4 pro not just pc.
I'm sure it will look great, but I doubt it will be 60fps. It's basically open world. PS5 patch will be 60fps next year.
 
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