It’s “Borderlands 3” launch day, and vault hunters around the world are starting their loot-hunting adventures. 2K and Gearbox Software released the new installment to the award-winning shooter-looter series on the PS4, Xbox One, and on PC through the Epic Games Store, and there are already thousands of streamers showing off their skills.
The studio claimed that “Borderlands 3” spent almost five years in development, and there are a lot of new features exotic locations to discover. Gearbox Software claims that the third game “re-establishes the series as a true genre leader, with best-in-class shooting, deeper-than-ever customization, irreverent humor and memorable characters, and intuitive, innovative cooperative multiplayer gameplay.”
You can find the game in three editions right here on Amazon.
“There is something special about seeing an idea start and watching that idea go through multiple people who each contribute their effort and their talent to make the idea a reality,” wrote Borderlands 3 Creative Director Paul Sage in an open letter to fans published earlier today. “I cannot stress enough how the team has come together to make sure we have produced a worthy successor to Borderlands 2, but I hope more than just feeling the team’s passion, more than getting to experience the next Borderlands, you get to sit down, laugh a little, and just have a damn good time.”
Fans seem eager to play the game, and “Borderlands 3” sold more than 48M units worldwide to date. In the new story, the Calypso Twins have united the bandit clans and are closing in on the galaxy’s ultimate power. Players have to fight to take them down, while exploring the mysteries, inhabitants, and lore of the Borderlands universe. Players can choose between four new Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities and playstyles, skill trees, and personalization options.
This is also the first Borderlands that stretches beyond Pandora, and the devs included the new “level-sync” system, that scales the game for each individual player. That means you can play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Plus, when you take down enemies and challenges as a team, “loot instancing” ensures you reap rewards that are yours alone, so no one misses out on loot.
The game comes in several editions, including the “Borderlands 3 Standard Edition,” the “Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition” with bonus digital content, and the “Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition.” The studio also released a new trailer to celebrate the launch, which players can watch below.
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