Gearbox teams up with scientists to map the human gut microbiome in Borderlands 3
It's all to help a good cause.
What you need to know
- Gearbox has teamed up with McGill University, Massively Multiplayer Online Science, and The Microsetta Initiative to bring some science into the Borderlands universe.
- Players can help map the human gut microbiome through new mini-games in the form of puzzles.
- The hope is that by having thousands of people map these microbes, scientists can better understand the diseases and conditions linked to them.
Gearbox is teaming with a groups of scientists from McGill University along with Massively Multiplayer Online Science and The Microsetta Initiative to help map the human gut microbiome in Borderlands 3. Yes, you read that right.
Players will be able to play these puzzles using a new in-game arcade that can be found in Tannis' infirmary on Sanctuary III. Puzzles will have target scores that you need to hit in order to progress. By completing these puzzles, players will earn in-game currency and timed boosters that can buff your stats, loot quality, and experience gains.
Gearbox recently found itself in the news lately after a report shed light that the team working on Borderlands 3 was getting stiffed on some pretty significant bonuses.
Science is cool!
Loot and shoot your way to riches
Borderlands 3 is packed full of content, and it's getting a little extra in the form of Borderlands Science. Help map the human gut microbiome by playing different puzzles in mini games in Tannis' infirmary aboard Sanctuary III.
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