Borderlands 3 has been given a release date recently by Gearbox. Borderlands 3 is one of those games that are near and dear to our hearts here at Neighborhood Toker, and we would like to present to you the vast improvements made for this new title in the franchise. First off, the movement and gunplay are vastly improved and feels snappy like a modern FPS. The game has some weird controller mapping at times but controls better than any game in the series. Gearbox has introduced their new vault insider program. which gives registered users in-game stuff to check out Borderlands 3 content, articles, videos, and all kinds of other external content. There seems to be a new elemental damage type based on the barrels in the game, radiation, which will be interesting to see how it will change the dynamics of the combat of the game. Gearbox has also added a lost and found box similar to Destiny's postmaster system so no more lost loot, which is excellent. This title takes place after all the titles in the series even tales from the Borderlands and has a ton of returning faces from the series, like Lilith, Hammerlock, Moxxi, and many other fan favorites.
We cross our fingers for Tiny Tina; she is incredible. You will now be able to vault and mantle objects in the environment allowing the pace of the game to stay up instead of having to run around a little cliff edge or missing a jump by a hair. Sliding is now available as well, which feels lovely in Borderlands as its incredibly satisfying to slide shotgun your enemies into a red paste. Your home base will be Sanctuary 3, a spaceship you use to navigate the Galaxy in search of new vaults. That's right, Galaxy, not just a single planet! This change is helpful as in previous titles safety zones were used to buy, sell, and store weapons and gear and hang around. This new and improved Sanctuary is way more interactive with things; like your quarters and sectioned off areas for main NPCs to display trophies and fun activities. In the past there were a billion guns they advertised in the games, but in this new title, they won't feel like the same guns with a different stat as they did in previous titles. The majority of the weapons have an alternative firing method with a click of a button, which not only changes variety in weapon play but also in combat strategies being able to turn on the fly with the same gun. These combat strategies aren't limited to attack patterns like semi-automatic bullet fire to three round burst, and it changes the type of ammo shot from the weapon. For example, a handgun shoots regular bullets but then can be switched to shoot mini-missiles or shields built into guns when aiming down your sights. This change is also affecting disposable weapons like Tediore weapons that you throw when the mag is empty. There will be a range of unique effects with each having anything from regular explosions to guns that grow turret legs and run around shooting things. The next improvement is something we are excited for; a new default mode called instanced loot. As we are sure you can gather from the name, this will cite each loot drop to scale to the player in a co-op or online play setting. Also, drops aren't a single drop that can be snatched up from loot ninjas, so everyone can pick up the same drop that is in the game. For those that liked the old loot experience, it will still be available to be activated. We are not sure why you would want to do that but whatever floats your boat, right? This idea is beneficial for not only borderlands but for future looter shooters out there with the same issue. The future of looter shooters may be very promising with just that upgrade alone. The game will release on September 13th on Xbox, PlayStation, and the Epic Game Store. Steam will release the game 6 months after launch which is being received poorly by the community.
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