Borderlands 3 Will Most Likely Not Have DLC Vault Hunters, According to Gearbox CEO

Borderlands 3 Will Most Likely Not Have DLC Vault Hunters, According to Gearbox CEO

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford reveals that Borderlands 3 will most likely not receive Vault Hunter DLC after the launch of the main game.

GEarbox CEO Randy Pitchford is well-known for being extremely vocal and active on Twitter, answering many fans’ questions on various titles, including the upcoming Borderlands 3. A recent answer to an inquiry from a fellow Twitter user revealed some interesting information about the long-awaited third installment to the well-loved franchise:

It looks like the development team and Pitchford himself feels it’s best to focus on developing and expanding on the current cast of characters, rather than trying to cram even more Vault Hunters into the game. This means that DLC related to new hunters is most likely out of the question, and according to the CEO their internal data supports this decision.

Although, and this is important to note, Pitchford didn’t outright state they would never release that kind of content for Borderlands 3. So it’s still a possibility, albeit a far off one. Honestly I support the decision to hold back on releasing new hunters, as fleshing out existing characters is always better for the lore and the overall quality of the game.

However, the game will feature microtransactions for cosmetic apparel as clarified by 2K Games. The game itself will take roughly 30 hours to complete if players only focus on the main path. You can check out the first gameplay trailer for Borderlands 3 which reveals new mechanics, loot changes, and hub locations.

Check out our DualShockers preview of the game to see how the title fares so far (it converted our previewer over to Borderlands mania!). We also interviewed the game designer and found out more about the game’s development, changes, and — most importantly — whether or not Claptrap will dab in the third installment.

You can preorder Borderlands 3 for PS4 and Xbox One.

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