Thanks to various Twitter replies from Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford (and one from managing producer of narrative Randy Varnell) 13 new details about Borderlands 3 have been revealed.
The majority of these details were collected by Reddit user BooleanBarman in a comprehensive thread. One of the biggest pieces of news is that the Slag effect won’t be carried over to Borderlands 3, and will instead be replaced by a similar nuclear radiation-like Elemental effect. “We replaced it with something that actually makes a little sense. The new ‘element’ damage type, which is like a nuclear radiation effect, has a similar effect to slag (increased vulnerability by those affected) and also has a damage-over-time component.”
In Borderlands 2, the Slag effect caused enemies to receive double damage from non-Slag weapons. Many fans criticized this implementation, as it was seen as necessary to beat late-game enemies in a timely manner, and forced players to switch between Slag and non-Slag weapons frequently.
For more on this explosive looter shooter, here’s what we want from Borderlands 3, here are the internet’s most burning Borderlands 3 questions, and read about how Troy Baker was approached to reprise his role as Rhys, but turned it down.
Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019.
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