Find out what's new in Borderlands 3 in this guide! This includes new gameplay features, locations, weapons, guns, skills, characters, and more!
New Vault Hunters & Skills
Play as New Vault Hunters
A new Borderlands game means a whole new of Vault Hunters to choose from! Play as either a siren, a gunner, a beastmaster, or the operative. The choice is yours!
Unleash a Variety of New Skills
These Vault Hunters come with some expressive new skills that can bring down enemies. Some of the skills they have are unheard of before, giving a whole new combat experience.
More than 1 Action Skill
What's most different with the skill system now is the introduction of more than 1 Action Skill. Players can choose from 3 Action Skills to use and work their builds according to it.
New Gameplay Features
Can Now Climb and Slide
Characters now have the ability to slide on the floor to get from one point to the other or climb across obstacles. This is extremely helpful when rushing behind cover or when you want to close the distance!
No need to fret about loot because players can now choose to have instanced loot! Instanced loot is when the game gives each player their own rewards and loot that only they can access. No more loot ninjas!
Can Switch to Classic Mode
If you want the classic Borderlands experience, you can also opt to go Classic Mode where loot is shared. This will also affect level scaling!
Travel Between Worlds
Borderlands 3 takes the fight beyond Pandora. Players can now travel between worlds where they can explore, progress the story, and fight new enemies!
New Weapon & Item Features
Introducing New Weapon Manufacturers & Skills
Weapon Manufacturers have completely overhauled their weapons with new features tailormade for them. An example of this are Tediore Guns now sprouting legs instead of just exploding like a grenade when reloaded.
Multiple Firing Modes
Weapons can now be switched between firing modes, changing the way its shoots, its bullets, and even its element! This is unique to each weapon type and manufacturer.
A Different Set of Elemental Status Effects
Lasers and Cryo have been added to the mix of elemental and weapon types. However, this comes at the removal of the Slag that was a big part of Borderlands 2.
Change Your Weapon's Look
A first in the series, Weapon Skins will now change the way every weapon you use look in the game. These have been featured as purchase bonuses, but there's no telling if you can earn them in game.Check Out Character Customization Here
New Locations & Worlds
Home to the infamous Atlas Corporation, Promethea is an urban planet ravaged by war after a recent attack by Maliwan, another weapons manufacturer. It is where former Vault Hunter Rhys resides.
Basically a swampland for a planet, Eden-6 is a dangerous place with dangers lurking within its luscious green scenery. This is were the Jakobs clan hails from.
The planet where Vault Hunter Maya was raised. It is primarily abandoned save from a few monks who live up the mountain. There's a mystery in the planet that remains to be discovered.