What you need to know

  • Borderlands 3 is an open-world shooter expected to launch in September.
  • The game features hilarious characters like Claptrap.
  • You can watch a new video which highlights some of the creatures on Pandora.
  • Borderlands 3 is available for $60 through the Microsoft Store.

Borderlands 3 is an upcoming open-world shooter which takes place in a crazed universe. The game should offer dozens of hours of wacky fun, but it's the hilarious characters that bring the title to life. The adorable robot Claptrap is just one of them.

Today, developer Gearbox Software released a short video of Claptrap trying to record a nature documentary in Pandora. He highlights a number of species, but is interrupted when his cameraman shoots a lot of them. Eventually, Claptrap is attacked by a spinning creature and sent flying into the distance. It's hilarious so be sure to check it out.

Borderlands 3 takes place on multiple planets and features numerous alien vaults. It's by far the biggest Borderlands game yet, and it looks like the team has nailed it once again. There's so much to do, and given the fact that it doesn't contain microtransactions, you'll have to earn the "billions" of guns through gameplay.

According to Gearbox, Borderlands 3 runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X, but the team also wants to give gamers the option to play it at 60 frames per second (FPS). It's unclear what the resolution will be for the "performance" mode, but playing at a higher frame rate should make the shooting feel incredible. Unfortunately, the base console is locked at 30 FPS.

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Prepare for the fight of the galaxy

Borderlands 3 is more of everything that made the series so good and looks to be worth the wait. Fans will get to experience it for themselves when it releases this September.

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

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