What you need to know
- Borderlands 3 is an open-world shooter expected to launch in September.
- The game features hilarious characters like Zane.
- The title runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X.
- Borderlands 3 is available for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
August 6, 2019: It seems like Borderlands 3 is revealing origin stories behind all of its new Vault Hunters in short videos. Recently, we got a better look at Moze and Amara. What stands out for Moze is that she has a giant Titanfall-like mech at her disposal. This is definitely a unique twist to the Borderlands forumla because we haven't been able to control giant death-machines in the past. Hopefully, there are other surprises like this in store for us when it comes to the other heroes. You can check out their stories below.
Borderlands 3 is an upcoming open-world shooter which takes place in a crazed universe. The game features a lot of bizarre characters like Claptrap, but developer Gearbox Software wanted to focus on Zane today.
Zane has had a lot of jobs in his day, and that particular set of skills makes him a great Vault Hunter. The video showcases his personality quite well. You can also take a look Borderlands 3's stunning visuals.
It seems like Zane features the ability to cast a holographic projection of himself that can probably take out enemies. It seemed quite autonomous in the trailer. However, only time will tell how it factors into gameplay.
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 to fight for 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.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Is this the "animal handler" character? I'd play that one. if I liked Borderlands. Certainly I won't try it in the Epic Store.
I don't think so.
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