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|title = Borderlands 3
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|image = Borderlands3_CoverArt.jpg
 
|developer = [[Gearbox Software]]
 
|developer = [[Gearbox Software]]
 
|publisher = 2K Games
 
|publisher = 2K Games
|engine = Unreal 4
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|engine = Unreal Engine 4
|release date = September 13th 2019
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|release date = '''PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store'''<br>September 13th, 2019<br>'''Steam'''<br>April 2020<br>'''Google Stadia'''<br>TBA
 
|genre = FPSRPG
 
|genre = FPSRPG
|modes = Single-player, 4 player local and online cooperative multiplayer
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|modes = Single-player, 2 player split-screen multiplayer, 2-4 player online cooperative multiplayer
|ratings = Mature 17+/PEGI 18
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|ratings = ESRB: Mature 17+<br>PEGI: 18
|platforms = PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
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|platforms = PlayStation 4<br>Xbox One<br>Microsoft Windows (Epic Games Store and Steam)<br>Google Stadia
|image = [[file:Borderlands3_CoverArt.jpg|290px|Borderlands 3 cover art]]}}
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}}'''Borderlands 3''' is the fourth main and fifth overall entry in [[Gearbox Software|Gearbox Software's]] ''Borderlands'' game series, released on September 13th, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on the Epic Games Store, and is set to release on Steam for PC in April 2020 and for Google Stadia at a currently unspecified date.
   
'''''[[Borderlands]] 3''''' is the 4th main and 5th overall entry in [[Gearbox Software|Gearbox Software's]] ''Borderlands'' game series, taking place approximately 5 years after the events of ''[[Borderlands 2]]'' and 4 years after the end of ''[[Tales from the Borderlands|Tales From The Borderlands]]''. The game introduces four new playable characters: [[Amara]] the [[Siren]], [[FL4K]], [[Moze]], and [[Zane]] the Operative, who start out as new recruits for [[Lilith|Lilith's]] [[Crimson Raiders]] and are subsequently tasked with investigating the [[Children of the Vault]] cult and their mysterious leaders, the Calypso twins [[Tyreen Calypso|Tyreen]] and [[Troy Calypso|Troy]]. Players will board the [[Sanctuary III]] and, for the first time in series history, adventure outside of the [[Pandora|Pandoran system]] as they track down clues and acquire precious loot. Familiar faces abound onboard the ship, including [[Claptrap]], [[Mad_Moxxi|Moxxi]], and [[Ellie]]. Borderlands 3 will release on September 13th 2019 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and on the Epic Games Store for PC and on Steam in April 2020.
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==Story==
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Taking place approximately five years after the events of ''[[Borderlands 2]]'' and four years after the events of ''[[Tales from the Borderlands]]'', ''Borderlands 3'' begins with four new Vault Hunters - [[Amara]] the [[Siren]], [[FL4K]] the Beastmaster, [[Moze]] the Gunner, and [[Zane]] the Operative - joining [[Lilith|Lilith's]] [[Crimson Raiders]] as new recruits sent to investigate the [[Children of the Vault]] cult and their mysterious leaders, the Calypso twins, [[Tyreen Calypso|Tyreen]] and [[Troy Calypso|Troy]], who are believed to be in possession of the long lost Vault Map. Upon reclaiming the Vault Map, The Crimson Raiders and allies board the [[Sanctuary III]] spacecraft to journey beyond [[Pandora]] to other planets throughout the galaxy to claim the Vaults they hold before the Calypsos can steal their power for themselves.
   
==Development==
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==Missions==
At the PAX South 2015 convention, Gearbox stated that the game was in development and had been since sometime in 2015, with the company hiring for developers.
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{{main|Borderlands 3 mission flow}}
 
At the 2017 GDC, Gearbox Software showed off the first footage of Borderlands 3 in the form of an Unreal Engine 4 tech demo. The game will sport higher definition visuals than all previous entries, due to being the first game natively tailored for eighth generation consoles. New additions include greater dynamic lighting, capable of passing and diluting through fabric, as well as real-time shadows that can also interact with fabric in a similar way. Also added is a revamped outline engine that is capable of fitting smaller outlines around inner details of the game's 3D models, as opposed to the previous games, which only placed outlines on the outer edges of the game's geometry. Lastly, the tech demo also had a confirmed female character who may play a large part in the game, either as a Vault Hunter or as an important NPC. Her face is never shown as she is only seen in silhouette form and from the side, where a large pauldron obscures her face. The developers referred to the character with female pronouns during the presentation and were adamant about keeping her face obscured. No further footage of the game was shown. As of April 2019, we now know that the showcased character was the playable character Moze.
 
   
At PAX East, 2019, an official teaser trailer for the game, titled "Mask of Mayhem" was released. The trailer features an animated 3D collage of various characters, both new and familiar, made to look like porcelain. The end of the trailer zooms out to reveal the collage is in the shape of a Psycho's mask. What follows is the tagline, "Mayhem is coming." with the borderlands website address underneath.
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==Character Classes==
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*[[Amara]] - the Siren.
The day after, during Gearbox's presentation, a full reveal trailer for Borderlands 3 was showcased. It showed off new characters, including the new Vault Hunters, returning characters, a villainous duo, several new enemies and several new weapon designs.
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*[[Zane]] - the Operative.
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*[[Moze]] - the Gunner.
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*[[FL4K]] - the Beastmaster.
   
 
==New Features==
 
==New Features==
*Mantling
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*Improved movement system: Vault Hunters can now mantle up ledges they can't quite reach normally and crouch-slide to quickly get behind cover or get through low openings.
*Sliding
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*Alternate-fire modes on many weapons, ranging from under-barrel attachments to dual weapon elements and more.
*Alt-fire modes on weapons, including secondary use (eg: as a squirt gun to cool down overheating guns(!))
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*In addition to Vault Hunters being able to revive NPCs, friendly NPCs can revive Vault Hunters.
*Players can revive NPCs, and NPCs can revive the player.
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*Action Skills are expanded upon, allowing characters to equip one of three action skills at any given time (with the exception to [[Zane]], who can equip two at once). Action Skill augments (represented by a chevron shaped icon) can be unlocked and chosen for free to increase Action Skill effectiveness, by investing skill points into the associated skill tree.
*Loot-instancing and level scaling modes :
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*Loot-instancing and level scaling modes:
**Default mode : Each player has his own loot instance (ie. two players can loot the same loot chest and obtain different loot) and player levels can be intuitively scaled (weapons inflicting a damage percentage which is then applied to the enemy). This enables players to play together without issues like loot ninjas or long sessions of leveling help.
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**Cooperative mode: Each player has their own loot instance (ie. two players can loot the same loot chest and obtain different gear) and character levels are intuitively scaled (weapons inflict a damage percentage which is then applied to the enemy). This enables players to play together without issues like loot thieving or long sessions of leveling help.
**Classic mode : The default mode of ''[[Borderlands]]'', ''[[Borderlands 2]]'' and ''[[Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel]]''
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**Competitive mode: The default mode of ''[[Borderlands]]'', ''[[Borderlands 2]]'' and ''[[Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel]]'', where everyone in the session shares the same loot and higher leveled characters hold advantage over the lower leveled characters against high-level enemies.
*Big bosses will have multiple stages during their encounters.
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*Prominent bosses (such as those fought during the storyline) have multiple stages during their encounters.
*A lost loot system, accessed onboard [[Sanctuary III]], will provide players with an opportunity to recover items they did not pick up during missions.
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*A [[Lost Loot]] machine, accessed onboard [[Sanctuary III]], provides players with an opportunity to recover high quality items (blue and above) that they did not or could not pick up during missions or whilst exploring.
*Players can acquire loot while watching their favorite streamers by using the new [https://www.twitch.tv/ext/07kczqwdkjxw6la4j92crc5wyumjxa-1.0.17 ECHOcast extension] on Twitch.tv.
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*Players can acquire loot while watching their favorite streamers by using the new [https://www.twitch.tv/ext/07kczqwdkjxw6la4j92crc5wyumjxa-1.0.17 ECHOcast extension] on Twitch.
*Players now may equip one of three action skills at any given time (with exception to [[Zane]], who can equip 2).
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*[[Radiation]] has been added as an [[Elemental Damage|elemental damage]] type as a replacement/adaptation of the [[slag]] element in ''[[Borderlands 2]]''. Enemies afflicted with radiation will take damage over time, can damage other enemies and explode upon death.
*Radiation has been added as an [[Elemental Damage]] type.
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*There are two new [[manufacturer|weapon manufacturers]]: [[COV]] (which replaces the [[Bandit (manufacturer)|bandits]] from ''Borderlands 2'' and [[Scav (manufacturer)|scavs]] from ''Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel'') and [[Atlas]] (returning from the original ''Borderlands'').
*There are 2 new [[weapons]] [[manufacturers]]: COV (which replaces [[Bandit]] of [[Borderlands 2]] fame) and [[Atlas]] (of [[Borderlands|Borderlands 1]] fame).
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*A ping system to highlight locations, weapons, NPCs, enemies, and other objects will be added.
*Player interactive environments :
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*Emotes: forms of expressions from dances to taunts represented through your character.
**Barrels can now be moved by the player (by meleeing them).
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*Player interactive environments:
**Pipe Covers can be destroyed, resulting in element sensitive pools appearing (such as oil).
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**Barrels can now be moved by the player by meleeing or sliding into them, thereby priming them for explosion.
**Elemental or element sensitive pools can have a second tier effect, such as an oil pool being flammable.
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**Pipe Covers can be destroyed, resulting in element sensitive pools appearing (such as flammable oil).
**Cover can be destroyed and/or shot through.
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**Cover such as wooden barricades can be chipped away at and destroyed if sufficiently damaged.
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*Customization has been enhanced - vehicle skins and character heads and skins can also have their colors altered to further modify appearance, the player character's quarters aboard Sanctuary III can have gear mounted on the wall alongside unlockable decorations, and weapons can have skins applied as well as trinkets to hang off them.
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*Vehicles have been enhanced:
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**Enemy piloted vehicles can be hijacked for use in the field or to be taken to the Catch-A-Ride system to be scanned in to unlock their parts and customization for use on the player's own vehicles.
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**New vehicle customization options: armor and wheel types for each vehicle can now be changed to utilize varying features (such as hover wheels that allow for gliding off ramps) and modify armor effectiveness and vehicle speed.
   
==Non-Playable Characters==
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==NPCs==
*[[Aurelia]]
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*[[Ava]]
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*[[BALEX]]
 
*[[Brick]]
 
*[[Brick]]
 
*[[Claptrap]]
 
*[[Claptrap]]
*[[Crazy Earl]]
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*[[Clay]]
*[[Ellie]]
 
 
*[[Lilith]]
 
*[[Lilith]]
*[[Marcus Kincaid]]
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*[[Lorelei]]
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*[[Marcus]]
 
*[[Maya]]
 
*[[Maya]]
 
*[[Mordecai]]
 
*[[Mordecai]]
*[[Moxxi]]
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*[[Mr. Torgue]]
*[[Patricia Tannis|Dr. Patricia Tannis]]
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*[[Patricia Tannis]]
 
*[[Rhys]]
 
*[[Rhys]]
 
*[[Sir Hammerlock]]
 
*[[Sir Hammerlock]]
*[[Tiny Tina]]
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*[[Tiny Tina|Tina]]
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*[[Typhon DeLeon]]
 
*[[Vaughn]]
 
*[[Vaughn]]
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*[[Wainwright Jakobs]]
 
*[[Zer0]]
 
*[[Zer0]]
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==Vehicles==
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*[[Outrunner (Borderlands 3)|Outrunner]]
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*[[Technical]]
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*[[Cyclone]]
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==Development==
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At the PAX South 2015 convention, Gearbox stated that the game was in development and had been since sometime in 2015, with the company hiring multiple developers.
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At the 2017 GDC, Gearbox Software showed off the first footage of ''Borderlands 3'' in the form of an Unreal Engine 4 tech demo. The game will sport higher definition visuals than all previous entries, due to being the first game natively tailored for eighth generation consoles. New additions include greater dynamic lighting, capable of passing and diluting through fabric, as well as real-time shadows that can also interact with fabric in a similar way. Also added is a revamped outline engine that is capable of fitting smaller outlines around inner details of the game's 3D models, as opposed to the previous games, which only placed outlines on the outer edges of the game's geometry. Lastly, the tech demo also had a confirmed female character who may play a large part in the game, either as a Vault Hunter or as an important NPC. Her face is never shown as she is only seen in silhouette form and from the side, where a large pauldron obscures her face. The developers referred to the character with female pronouns during the presentation and were adamant about keeping her face obscured. No further footage of the game was shown. As of April 2019, we now know that the showcased character was the playable character Moze.
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At PAX East, 2019, an official teaser trailer for the game, titled "Mask of Mayhem", was released. The trailer features an animated 3D collage of various characters, both new and familiar, made to look like porcelain. The end of the trailer zooms out to reveal the collage is in the shape of a Psycho's mask. What follows is the tagline "Mayhem is coming." with the Borderlands website address underneath.
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The day after, during Gearbox's presentation, a full reveal trailer for ''Borderlands 3'' was showcased. It showed off new characters, including the new Vault Hunters, returning characters, a villainous duo, several new enemies and several new weapon designs.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Gearbox referred to this game as "the big one."
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*During development, Gearbox Software referred to ''Borderlands 3'' as "the big one."
*The game will allegedly feature over "1 billion guns."
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*According to the developers, ''Borderlands 3'' allegedly features over 1 billion guns.
**According to the official Borderlands website, several manufacturers have been confirmed to return from previous games - including Tediore, Jakobs, Torgue, Maliwan, COV, Dahl, Atlas, Hyperion, and Vladof.
 
**Brand loyalty will augment weapons by a certain manufacturer depending on the number of kills you achieve.
 
*The game launches with 4 original characters.
 
**[[FL4K]] - A robot who uses beasts to hunt enemies.
 
**[[Moze]] - A gunner who can digistruct her own mech.
 
**[[Zane]] - An operator who utilizes gadgets to cause chaos on the battlefield.
 
**[[Amara]] - A siren who summons ethereal fists to down her opponents.
 
   
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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Borderlands - Mask Of Mayhem Teaser Trailer
 
Borderlands - Mask Of Mayhem Teaser Trailer
 
Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer
 
Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer
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Borderlands 3 Official Trailer - E3 2019
 
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Borderlands 3 - "So Happy Together" Trailer
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Borderlands 3 ALL New Weapon Manufacturer Gimmicks Revealed
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Revision as of 14:27, October 6, 2019

Borderlands 3 is the fourth main and fifth overall entry in Gearbox Software's Borderlands game series, released on September 13th, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on the Epic Games Store, and is set to release on Steam for PC in April 2020 and for Google Stadia at a currently unspecified date.

Story

Taking place approximately five years after the events of Borderlands 2 and four years after the events of Tales from the Borderlands, Borderlands 3 begins with four new Vault Hunters - Amara the Siren, FL4K the Beastmaster, Moze the Gunner, and Zane the Operative - joining Lilith's Crimson Raiders as new recruits sent to investigate the Children of the Vault cult and their mysterious leaders, the Calypso twins, Tyreen and Troy, who are believed to be in possession of the long lost Vault Map. Upon reclaiming the Vault Map, The Crimson Raiders and allies board the Sanctuary III spacecraft to journey beyond Pandora to other planets throughout the galaxy to claim the Vaults they hold before the Calypsos can steal their power for themselves.

Missions

Main article: Borderlands 3 mission flow

Character Classes

New Features

  • Improved movement system: Vault Hunters can now mantle up ledges they can't quite reach normally and crouch-slide to quickly get behind cover or get through low openings.
  • Alternate-fire modes on many weapons, ranging from under-barrel attachments to dual weapon elements and more.
  • In addition to Vault Hunters being able to revive NPCs, friendly NPCs can revive Vault Hunters.
  • Action Skills are expanded upon, allowing characters to equip one of three action skills at any given time (with the exception to Zane, who can equip two at once). Action Skill augments (represented by a chevron shaped icon) can be unlocked and chosen for free to increase Action Skill effectiveness, by investing skill points into the associated skill tree.
  • Loot-instancing and level scaling modes:
    • Cooperative mode: Each player has their own loot instance (ie. two players can loot the same loot chest and obtain different gear) and character levels are intuitively scaled (weapons inflict a damage percentage which is then applied to the enemy). This enables players to play together without issues like loot thieving or long sessions of leveling help.
    • Competitive mode: The default mode of Borderlands, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, where everyone in the session shares the same loot and higher leveled characters hold advantage over the lower leveled characters against high-level enemies.
  • Prominent bosses (such as those fought during the storyline) have multiple stages during their encounters.
  • A Lost Loot machine, accessed onboard Sanctuary III, provides players with an opportunity to recover high quality items (blue and above) that they did not or could not pick up during missions or whilst exploring.
  • Players can acquire loot while watching their favorite streamers by using the new ECHOcast extension on Twitch.
  • Radiation has been added as an elemental damage type as a replacement/adaptation of the slag element in Borderlands 2. Enemies afflicted with radiation will take damage over time, can damage other enemies and explode upon death.
  • There are two new weapon manufacturers: COV (which replaces the bandits from Borderlands 2 and scavs from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) and Atlas (returning from the original Borderlands).
  • A ping system to highlight locations, weapons, NPCs, enemies, and other objects will be added.
  • Emotes: forms of expressions from dances to taunts represented through your character.
  • Player interactive environments:
    • Barrels can now be moved by the player by meleeing or sliding into them, thereby priming them for explosion.
    • Pipe Covers can be destroyed, resulting in element sensitive pools appearing (such as flammable oil).
    • Cover such as wooden barricades can be chipped away at and destroyed if sufficiently damaged.
  • Customization has been enhanced - vehicle skins and character heads and skins can also have their colors altered to further modify appearance, the player character's quarters aboard Sanctuary III can have gear mounted on the wall alongside unlockable decorations, and weapons can have skins applied as well as trinkets to hang off them.
  • Vehicles have been enhanced:
    • Enemy piloted vehicles can be hijacked for use in the field or to be taken to the Catch-A-Ride system to be scanned in to unlock their parts and customization for use on the player's own vehicles.
    • New vehicle customization options: armor and wheel types for each vehicle can now be changed to utilize varying features (such as hover wheels that allow for gliding off ramps) and modify armor effectiveness and vehicle speed.

NPCs

Vehicles

Development

At the PAX South 2015 convention, Gearbox stated that the game was in development and had been since sometime in 2015, with the company hiring multiple developers.

At the 2017 GDC, Gearbox Software showed off the first footage of Borderlands 3 in the form of an Unreal Engine 4 tech demo. The game will sport higher definition visuals than all previous entries, due to being the first game natively tailored for eighth generation consoles. New additions include greater dynamic lighting, capable of passing and diluting through fabric, as well as real-time shadows that can also interact with fabric in a similar way. Also added is a revamped outline engine that is capable of fitting smaller outlines around inner details of the game's 3D models, as opposed to the previous games, which only placed outlines on the outer edges of the game's geometry. Lastly, the tech demo also had a confirmed female character who may play a large part in the game, either as a Vault Hunter or as an important NPC. Her face is never shown as she is only seen in silhouette form and from the side, where a large pauldron obscures her face. The developers referred to the character with female pronouns during the presentation and were adamant about keeping her face obscured. No further footage of the game was shown. As of April 2019, we now know that the showcased character was the playable character Moze.

At PAX East, 2019, an official teaser trailer for the game, titled "Mask of Mayhem", was released. The trailer features an animated 3D collage of various characters, both new and familiar, made to look like porcelain. The end of the trailer zooms out to reveal the collage is in the shape of a Psycho's mask. What follows is the tagline "Mayhem is coming." with the Borderlands website address underneath.

The day after, during Gearbox's presentation, a full reveal trailer for Borderlands 3 was showcased. It showed off new characters, including the new Vault Hunters, returning characters, a villainous duo, several new enemies and several new weapon designs.

Trivia

  • During development, Gearbox Software referred to Borderlands 3 as "the big one."
  • According to the developers, Borderlands 3 allegedly features over 1 billion guns.

Media

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