There is a lot of news, rumors, and fake leaks about the next Borderlands going around the web. In this article you can get quick answers to these Frequent Asked Questions. Besides that there will also be links to more in-depth articles that give the story in more detail. Check out the answers to all your questions in this Borderlands 3 FAQ down below.
Borderlands 3 Frequent Asked Questions
Yes, Borderlands 3 has officially been announced at PAX. Check out the reveal trailer. Before that, I did gather a lot of facts that Gearbox Software and 2K Games are working on the next game in the Borderlands franchise. Check out this “what we know so far” article which is filled with confirmations that the next Borderlands game is in development.
Borderlands 3 will be made by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games. The original Borderlands and Borderlands 2 were also developed by Gearbox however Borderlands the Pre-Sequel was made by 2K Aus.
The release date for Borderlands 3 has been announced. Gearbox Software and 2K Games will release the next installment of the Borderlands franchise on September 13, 2019. The game will launch on Windows PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The console versions will get a Physical and Digital release. The PC version will be an EPIC Games Store exclusive, after 6 months the game will also show up on other stores. So expect Borderlands 3 in April 2020.
Windows PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 have been confirmed.
A Nintendo Switch version of Borderlands was being talked about, but that discussion stopped for some reason. However, a tweet by 2K Games suggests that something might be coming after all. It’s unsure if there will be a Linux version of the game like with Borderlands 2. Randy Pitchford did (recently) mention that the LINUX version was depressing to develop.
The next Borderlands game will be running on Unreal Engine 4. Randy Pitchford did show off a tech demo at GDC 2017 that clearly shows the Borderlands Universe. Just like previous games, Gearbox will add some modifications to the engine some of them can be seen in the Borderlands tech demo. Tim Sweeny from Epic Games was impressed how Gearbox uses their engine.
Yes, you will be visiting new planets.
In the past, there have been several hints. For Example, during the Borderlands tech demo, Randy Pitchford mentioned that their tech would also work on different environments/planets. Not confirming that this would be the case in the next Borderlands but he does put it out there. On the other hand, the Borderlands Easter Eggs in Battleborn suggest that the vault hunters will travel to another planet. In the reveal trailer, we do see a great variety of landscapes.
No, while widely speculated the next Borderlands game will not be called Borderworld.
Borderworlds is a collaboration app where users can share fanfiction.
While the Gearbox Developers probably have some cool ideas for a PvP mode in Borderlands this isn’t the case with Borderlands 3. Expect a similar game as always.
There was a tweet where Randy Pitchford joked that the Borderlands Engine only allows up to 4 players on the same team. Randy confirmed that it was a joke on Twitter.
While Battle Royale games are fun and trending, it’s not what Gearbox Software is making. Randy Pitchford always says you should play to your strengths and currently.
There was a rumor that Microsoft acquired exclusive marketing rights. I have already seen Sony and Microsoft promote the trailer. Therefore, for now, we can debunk this rumor. On the other hand, exclusive marketing rights would only mean that the other company can’t market the game for their platform but you will still be able to purchase it for that platform.
Borderlands 3 will be an EPIC Games Store exclusive for 6 months, expect the game on other platforms like steam in April 2020.
At launch, there will be 4 playable vault hunters; Moze, FL4K, Zane, and Amara. You can find more info about them on the character profile pages.
Sign up for the Vault Insider Program and earn free loot like Golden Keys, Skins, weapons, Wallpapers, and more.
Yes, Borderlands 3 will feature 2 player split-screen couch co-op or 4? player online co-op.
There will be campaign add-ons that will continue the stories, you can grab those with the season pass. Also, there will be some cosmetics that you can buy if you are into that. This includes heads, skins, dance moves, echocast themes, etc.
In the past, Randy Pitchford has mentioned that he doesn’t like the predatory microtransactions. Randy is in favors of the model that Borderlands 2 introduced. During the gameplay reveal event, he insured fans that Borderlands 3 won’t have those awful loot box practices. So no addictive gambling micro-transactions , just the stuff they have done in the past.
2K Games mentioned that the XP booster that’s part of the deluxe editions of Borderlands 3 isn’t going to be a microtransaction item. It’s designed to be a small boost for the early game and won’t affect the end game. Since there is no PvP this item won’t create an unfair balance towards that.
If you beeline Borderlands 3 you can finish the main story campaign in around 30 hours. However, there is a lot to do in the game. There are side quests you can complete and once you finish the main story campaign you also unlock Guardian Rank.
The level cap of your Vault Hunters will be max LVL50 at launch.
Gaige is not going to be in the base game of Borderlands 3. There are a lot of characters in the Borderlands universe and it has to make sense for them to return. If they added character for the sake of adding them, then no one really gets happy from that. When new things open up for example with DLC expansions then there is a possibility for characters like Gaige to return.
Yes, in the options menu you can turn of the gore in Borderlands 3. You can choose between the options censored and uncensored.
Got more questions ?
If you have more questions about the next Borderlands game, leave them in the comments below and I’ll try to answer them al.
will the borderlands 3 diamond collectors edition be re-stocked?
I have heard there will be a re-stock but no further details on that at the moment.
Will there be an actual Borderlands 3 strategy guide like for the previous 3 games?
As far as I know, nothing has been announced. But there probably is going to be a strategy guide. They did well on the previous games so it would be wise to have one for BL3
Chin SIong Gan
Will the weapons (currently equip) adjust whenever you level up? Not mentioning about the instance loot mode rewards.
A weapon drop will have a similar level as your character. If your character levels up your weapon won’t level up. Weapons will stay effective for a couple of levels. In previous games, the weapons would become “useless” once you encounter enemies that are 5 levels higher than your weapon. During my play session, I was able to level up like 4 levels and I could still effectively use the weapons that I started with. Borderlands has always been a game that lets you discover new weapons and play around with them.
Will there be areas with low or micro-gravity in Borderlands 3?
I believe Paul Sage said there would be some of that. I got the impression it won’t be a big part of the game.
Is it possible to get the Super Deluxe edition digitally on PS4? If so how do I get the merchandise?
Yes. Physical merchandise is a pre-order bonus that some stores have. If you want the bonus skins, they are included with the deluxe editions of the game.
Will Borderlands 3 have a collector’s edition strategy guide book from prima games?
I haven’t seen them on the merch list. I know there will be an artbook.
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Do you know if Borderlands 3 will have a local character/inventory system like the previous game, or will it have an online-only item/character system like Battleborn does? That is to say: Can I still make silly edited characters once I get bored of normal gameplay, like I have in previous games?
From what I have seen your savedata is stored locally like previous game. Gearbox doesn’t have to protect a PvP mode like with Battleborn. If you will be able to edit your save files again I don’t know. SHiFT does store some of your inventory, don’t know if this is just for the twitch extension.
Will you still be able to terminate your action skill early to reduce cooldown time?
If our shift account is already active on borderlands 2 and we have golden keys sitting there, will they transfer over to borderlands 3 since they’re not being used?
Tyler l Pierce
I’m playing as moze on level 10 my skill armored infantry stops working I no longer have the ability to have a shield when I slide or when I crouch but I did not turn it off or change my skills at all what happened to it?
In regards to shields. What does vagabond do?
+X% Movement Speed while your shield is full.