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Borderlands 3’s Initial Gameplay Footage Reveals Many New Features

Gearbox Software and 2K Games revealed the first look at extended gameplay footage from Borderlands 3 and in the process divulged a multitude of new mechanics that will be present.

The demo that Gearbox showed off displayed many different areas of Borderlands 3. It kicked off with the game’s tutorial, which featured the franchise’s iconic mascot of sorts, Claptrap. This tutorial section of the game showed off many of Borderlands 3’s new mechanical features which now includes the ability to slide along the ground and vault up ledges. Weapons will also have alternate firing modes now too, which is entirely new to Borderlands 3.

Later on in the demo, it was shown how loot in Borderlands 3 will now spawn differently for players of different levels that are playing together.

As for other notable moments that we saw across the gameplay footage, there were a couple of different boss fights shown in addition to the appearance of a few noteworthy characters. Also, there will be a new ship in the game which will act as your hub within Borderlands 3. It is here that you’ll be able to travel to different planets along with visiting some of the series’ most recognizable vendors.

If you want to check out some of this gameplay footage for yourself, you can head over to the official Borderlands Twitch channel to watch the game in action for the first few hours. You can also get a look at the game via the new trailer below.

Borderlands 3 will release later this year on September 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.