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Vault Hunters Missing in Action – Borderlands 3

Missing Borderlands Vault Hunters
Missing Borderlands Vault Hunters

Creative director Paul Sage confirmed during an interview with ki11six that Gaige will not be in the base game of Borderlands 3. We did notice that several prominent Vault Hunters from the previous games haven’t made their return yet.

We have spotted a lot of fan favorites throughout the Borderlands 3 trailers but a few of them have been missing in action. There even was a theory that some of them died as we can see a vault hunter kill count painted throughout some of the locations.

Dead Vault Hunters

Paul Sage had put this theory to rest as they want to bring back fan favorites, however, it has to make sense for them to return. If you are not spending enough time with these characters it does no one a favor by shoehorning them in. Gearbox wants characters like Gaige to play meaningful roles.

This doesn’t mean we will never see Gaige or some of the other Vault Hunters return. There are still 4 story DLCs coming after the launch of the game. When Borderlands 3 does well they could even make more content. These would be great opportunities to bring back everyone’s favorite character into the Borderlands 3 timeline.

Update: We will see Gaige in DLC2: Love, Guns, and Tentacles and Krieg in DLC4: The Fantastic Fustercluck

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  1. Kriege better not be dead or I’m going to be pissed

  2. Oh man… this is a rough subject for me… there’s too many characters I love and don’t want to die, or wish they didn’t die…

  3. That Vault Hunter kill count made my gut drop for a sec


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