Everything we know about Borderlands 3

It's here! Years of not-so-patient waiting have led to this moment, and it was definitely worth it. Gearbox has officially unveiled Borderlands 3 on PAX East 2019 with its first trailer that looks like everything we've wanted and more. From new Vault Hunters to new enemies, this is what we know about Borderlands 3 so far.

Borderlands 3 The story so far

If you are already familiar with the series and do not need an introduction to the events that led to Borderlands 3, you can continue and the & # 39; The story so far & # 39; to skip. For new fans, you might want to read on to get yourself carried away by the promotion.

So what the hell is going on before Borderlands 3 takes place? Join in, because it's a long drive – I'll condense to save your common sense.

Borderlands

Borderlands is a role-playing shooter (RPS) that was released in 2009. On the fictional planet Pandora, which appears in some places as a post-apocalyptic wasteland, four characters known as Vault Hunters journey to plunder the richness of an old rumor of extraterrestrial vault and accidentally get caught up in a takeover of the planet. By using the previously exposed Eridian technology – the extraterrestrial technician sealed in vaults in the universe – the Atlas Corporation tried to prevent the vault hunters from finding the vault to take the content for themselves. Atlas of course loses, and it appears that the vault actually housed a giant monster that had been sealed inside for centuries to prevent the destruction of the universe.

Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 takes a few years after Borderlands ends, and plays a new set of Vault Hunters. During their work, they are betrayed by a man named Handsome Jack, the leader of the Hyperion Corporation. A woman known as the guardian angel then appears and tells them to find the city of Sanctuary and join the local resistance group that is against Hyperion. With the help of the four original Vault Hunters from the first game to appear as NPC & # 39; s, we discover that Handsome Jack is planning to open a new vault and unleash The Warrior, a powerful monster that he then can order to make his bid. As is usually the case, our heroes eventually beat Handsome Jack, but not before The Warrior was released and cared for.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Much from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a spin-off title released after both games, takes place chronologically between the two most important mentions, hence the name, but the beginning and the end give us a taste of what happened after Borderlands 2 It starts with the former assassin Athena who reports on the events of Handsome Jack (then known as Jack) the power on Pandora's moon Elpis. You can call this a bit of an origin story for Handsome Jack, even if he wasn't originally a playable character. What's interesting is that after Athena has finished telling her story, an Eridian alien appears in Sanctuary and warns everyone of an impending war in which they will need "all the vault hunters they can get".

Tales from the Borderlands

Telltale also got hold of the series at some point and released a story with five episodes called Tales from the Borderlands. This series is set after Borderlands 2 and follows an employee of Hyperion and a scammer who becomes entangled in a fight against Pandora to find another safe. This time, however, instead of a monster waiting for them at the end of their journey, a simple glowing box – undoubtedly Eridian in nature – greeted them upon entering, and once they opened, they disappeared. Their whereabouts and what happened after that is currently unknown.

Borderlands 3 Playable characters

We don't know all their names yet, but we are certainly looking at our four new Vault Hunters, one of which appears to be a robot. The trailer did not show all their abilities, but one of the women seems to have a kind of power that manifests six glowing arms around her body. Another siren, maybe?

If you believe you have an artificial leak earlier – and it seems that it has so far been fanned out with the character designs that correspond to what was officially revealed – three of the characters are Flak, The Beast Master; Daan, the executive; and Moze, The Bot Jack.

Borderlands 3 Who else is in it?

It looks like almost everyone. No really. Both trailer and studio director Randy Pitchford made it clear that a mass of characters from previous games would return – from the original Vault Hunters to NPC & # 39; s – and even Rhys and Vaughn from Tales from the Borderlands will be part of it. Except Handsome Jack. He is dead. Like Dead with a capital "D." His AI that merged with Rhys, however …. that might be a different story.

Borderlands 3 Loot, equipment and a billion guns

It would not be a Borderlands game without a lot of weapons, and it seems to contain more than a billion. Although that number seems excessive, there is good reason to believe that this is possible. Borderlands 2 contained almost 18 million guns only if stat variations were taken into account. It is reasonable that Gearbox has been able to drastically increase this number over the years with improvements in the technology and power of current-gen consoles.

There is even a gun with legs! Seriously, a gun with robotic legs is seen running and shooting.

Borderlands 3 Where does it take place?

The probable guess is Pandora, but the trailer also notes that players will "explore the worlds," indicating that we might be traveling from our favorite dusty planet.

Borderlands 3 Timeline

Given that Tiny Tina is fully mature, this is likely to occur a few years after the events of Borderlands 2. Rhys, complete with a mustache, also appears to appear, meaning that he has survived every ordeal he survived after opening the chest. the vault at the end of Tales from the Borderlands.

Borderlands 3 PC specifications

There is no information about PC specifications at the time of writing, but we will add them as they become available.

Borderlands 3 Supported platforms

Gearbox did not provide a release date, but the studio stated that more information about Borderlands 3 would be revealed on April 3, 2019. If it is not revealed at that time, we may have to wait until E3 2019 for a date, or at least one release window. There is also no information about PC specifications or which PC storefronts are supported.

Specific consoles were not mentioned, but there is a good chance that it will be at least on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with the possibility of next-gen consoles depending on when it will be released.

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