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.
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, 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 Mac or 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.
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.
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.
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.
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