Borderlands 3’s First Gameplay Footage Reveals New Mechanics, Loot Changes, and Hub Location

Borderlands 3’s First Gameplay Footage Reveals New Mechanics, Loot Changes, and Hub Location

Our first look at Borderlands 3 has finally arrived and the game seems to have quite a few new features.

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

The demo that Gearbox showed off took us to many different areas of Borderlands 3. Things 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. This is information that we already heard about a couple of weeks back, but it was still nice to see it in action for once.

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.

Overall, Borderlands 3 looks like mostly more of the same with some major quality of life improvements when it comes to skill trees, gameplay mechanics, loot, and abilities. I’ll admit that I’m actually much more excited to play this come September than I was when the game was first unveiled.

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 after this article posts. You can also get a look at the game via the new trailer attached below.

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