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5 reasons to get excited for Borderlands 3
By Declan Barry - 4th Sep 2019Games
The next instalment in 2K and Gearbox's epic shoot and loot Borderlands franchise is arriving soon, and from what we've seen so far it's going to be just as chaotic as its predecessors.
In Borderlands 3, launching September 13th, you'll follow the adventures of four new Vault Hunters as they attempt to stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you have the arsenal and allies to take them down - so get out there and starting shooting... and looting!
The game not only brings new heroes and enemies to the series, but also the chance to explore beyond Pandora - with new worlds featuring unique environments to explore and foes to destroy. Ahead of its release, we look at five of the many reasons to get excited for Borderlands 3.
It's got history!
The Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition is one of the few AAA games to be rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' on Steam, with Borderlands Game of the Year and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at an impressive 'Very Positive' rating too.
The Borderlands series hasn’t disappointed fans so far, and it’s almost a guarantee that Gearbox Software will deliver another great game based on these ratings.
The manic shooter that has been missing this year
You don’t have to play alone
Gaming is just better with friends, isn’t it? Borderlands 3 is going to be even more fun when paired with a pal (or three) and we can just see ourselves putting on some loud music, a headset and blasting through tons of enemies with our mates.
Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy.
Customise your Vault Hunters
We love customisation, putting that unique stamp to enhance your gameplay and make you that better play is always a winner in our eyes.
With the four all-new Vault Hunters there’s more customisation than all of the other Borderlands games combined, and we cannot wait to see what each one brings to the shooter-looter table in Borderlands 3.
It wouldn’t be a Borderlands game without unique character designs that stay with you for a long time (Claptrap anyone?). In Borderlands 3, the fan-favorite skags are returning.
Plus, there’s a new badass Vault Hunter called FL4K, and the villainous duo known as the Calypso Twins. Beyond completing the game, these characters will stick with you - whether it's due to their unique personalities or dreaded presence.
The mayhem begins soon! Pre-order your Borderlands 3 key now from Fanatical and get the Gold Weapons Skin Pack free, as well as the Psycho Bandit Bundle included with the PC version of the game.
Opt for the Borderlands 3 - Deluxe Edition and get the base game plus the Retro Cosmetic Pack, Neon Cosmetic Pack, Gearbox Cosmetic Pack, Toy Box Weapon Pack, equippable XP & Loot Drop Boost Mods!
WAIT! We didn't tell you about the Borderlands 3 - Super Deluxe Edition, which includes the base game and all of the above, as well as the Season Pass containing four campaign DLC packs with new stories, missions and challenges.