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Borderlands 3: Volcano Guns, New Abilities, and More Details Revealed

Get ready to don those Vault Hunter boots once more, because Borderlands 3 is going to be a wild ride!
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Now that we’ve got an official release date for Borderlands 3 and two trailers to chew on before the big gameplay reveal on May 1st, it’s time to start diving into what we’ve seen so far and get that hype train going! After years of rumors, teasers, and false leaks, the third installment in the main story is on the way and promises more action, returning favorites, and GUNS WITH LEGS. 

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From taking on the Calypso Twins in order to stop a full-on war with the bandits, to four new Vault Hunters to become acquainted with, the upcoming Borderlands game looks to bring the boom — and the Mayhem — in a big way. According to Gearbox, here’s a few of the key features that players can look forward to: 


  • Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down.


  • Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together they are unstoppable.


  • With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too.


  • Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more!


  • Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Take down enemies and challenges as a team, but reap rewards that are yours alone — no one misses out on loot.

For fans of the TellTale Borderlands game, seeing the faces of characters like Rhys (that mustache, no boo!) was a real treat. It’s going to be exciting and we’ve got even more on the horizon before its full launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Epic Games Store on September 13th! 

Missed out on the latest reveal? You can scope out our previous coverage here, as well as the latest video below: 

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Liana Ruppert
With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!