Five functions that we want to see in Borderlands 3, and two that we don't want to see

Borderlands has always been an over-the-top series since the beginning. So much so that someone could say, "Man, I wish this game had guns that could talk or arms with legs," and you would look at that, they do! But that's small compared to what we want to see in Borderlands 3. Gearbox has not detailed how exactly it will improve the plunger shooting formula, but we have some ideas about what can make the experience even better for fans of yore. and newcomers.

Here are five features that we would like to see in Borderlands 3. (And two not.)

More options for customizing characters

Before anyone misunderstands this, I don't mean that Borderlands needs a person-creator or something like that. That stuff can stay with the right RPG & # 39; s. What I would like to see is the extension of the current custom options and possibly even armor in the mix. At the moment, your adjustment options are purely cosmetic with different heads and skins. It would be nice to have some variety that could somehow influence gameplay, while your character still looks bad. That is where the armor can come in as a whole new booty foot.

Cross play

Borderlands 3 would be the perfect title to enter cross-play. Although the first game has a small PvP arena intended for competitive multiplayer, the series is generally a cooperative experience unless you prefer to go solo. We don't know if PvP will make a return in some way, but it's safe to say that Borderlands 3 will have a cooperative gameplay, and it would be great if we could play with other friends on other systems. Sony has traditionally not been too enthusiastic about cross-play with Xbox One, but Microsoft is more than willing to open cross-play options. At the very least, playing Xbox One / PC would be nice to see.

Possibility to visit other planets

This seems to be the most likely addition we will see added, as the Borderlands 3 trailer notes that players "will explore the worlds". In earlier games we were generally stuck on Pandora (or Pandora & # 39; s moon Elpis in The Pre-Sequel) and we know for a fact that vaults on other planets in the universe are in the universe of Borderlands. This would make Gearbox really stretch its legs and come up with different locations, characters and cultures. Maybe we can even visit the planet Promethea where the Atlas Corporation first discovered Eridian technology.

Photo mode

With the characteristic art style of Borderlands, how can we not want a built-in photo mode? It is the perfect game for one. Many games with photo modes these days are often hyper-realistic, or at least strive for images as real as possible. Division 2, Assassin & # 39; s Creed, God of War, Spider-Man. The list continues. It would be pretty cool to add Borderlands 3 to that list, especially considering the possibilities with its chaotic gameplay.

Customizable weapons and crafting

Gearbox boasted that Borderlands 3 would have "1 billion guns", a drastically increased number of more than 17 million in Borderlands 2. These numbers are certainly inflated with different stat variations, but you can't say the series is still a hell of lots of weapons. Unfortunately, as it is, you cannot change them or edit them in any way. Whatever the boss drops is what you get, and that is what you stay with until you find a better one. I would like to see Borderlands 3 give us the opportunity to find upgradeable parts for our weapons and to exchange items such as scopes and magazines, or even change the elemental damage effect.

And no, the Grinder in The Pre-Sequel does not count as a real arms maker.

Honorable mention

Spoilers for those who have not played Tales from the border: bring Scooter back somehow.

And what do we not want to see in Borderlands 3?

No fight generous

Should this even be said? Please, don't fight generous. I get it. It is a popular genre. Gearbox can always add a Battle Royale mode without making it the focus of the game. The success of Apex Legends makes it even better possible for a game like Borderlands to add Battle Royale with its unique characters and capabilities. But that's not what Borderlands is, and that's not what we want to see.

No loot boxes or micro transactions

Anything else we don't want? Loot boxes and micro transactions. Borderlands currently has something in the same line as an outer box called the Golden Coffin that can be accessed using Golden Keys obtained through SHiFT codes and rewards random rare items, but it is not really the same as a traditional outer box spend real money to unlock one and it is not as anti-consumer as most. SHiFT codes are provided free of charge to people with a Gearbox SHMIT account and the company regularly publishes codes that users can retrieve online.

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