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Borderlands 3: What we know so far


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On the 27th of March, Gearbox dropped the first teaser trailer for Borderlands 3 following months of rumours. The coy, arty trailer revealed very little besides a brief glimpse into some of the character designs, but achieved the intended hype. Luckily, the official trailer has since been released, debuting at PAX East.


As Polygon observed in their analysis of the trailer, there are four brand spanking new Vault Hunters: a robot who fights alongside animals, a Siren who can conjure six buff, blue, glowing arms, a younger woman who is seen piloting a mech, and an older man who can create a holographic doppelganger of himself. Rumour has it their names will be Flak, Amara, Moze, and Zane respectively.

Image Credit: Gearbox's Borderlands 3 Developer Trailer

The trailer gives us a glimpse into the new villains in the game: a pair of scarred, smirking humans who are rumoured to be siblings. It also features some old favourites, including Lilith, Maya, Zer0, Brick, and Mordecai, as well as Rhys from Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands (now sporting a moustache), a not-so-Tiny Tina, and the infamous Claptrap. Marcus, Ellie, and Sir Hammerlock also make an appearance in the trailer.


The trailer hints at multiple locations, and names none of them. While it looks to be set partially on Pandora, there is also a rather slick looking futuristic city, a far cry from the dusty outback we’re used to. As well as this gleaming metropolis, there seems to be swampland and, of course, the definitive desert wilderness. The trailer also boasts an impressive one billion possible weapons, breaking its own record in the first Borderlands game.


There is currently no official release date, but Gearbox has promised that we’ll get more information about the release on the 3rd of April. Various rumours have suggested release dates ranging from next month to autumn 2019, though most seem fairly certain that publisher Take-Two is keen for a 2019 launch.

Hopefully, Borderlands 3 will arrive sooner rather than later.

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