Borderlands 3, the first sequel to the franchise after a seven-year hiatus, came out on September 13 and sold more than 5 million copies of the game in just 5 days. According to the game’s publisher, the renowned 2K Games, its sales for Microsoft Windows in those first 5 days are the company’s highest sales record to date. Online sources also estimate that about 70% of the game’s purchases come from the digital distribution and that this makes the total revenue of the game franchise exceed $ 1 billion.
The release date of Borderlands 3 was September 13 and in just a few days the title appeared widely on the web. Some have highly praised the game, others have expressed their unsatisfied expectations, but in general, judging by the last days since its launch, this game has chosen to be the most popular of the three series entries. The series began with the first installation that came out in 2009, which was followed freely by the sequel 3 years later, and now, 10 years after the first and six after the second, the third entry is eagerly awaited.
This third installment of the franchise also marks the highest percentage of digital sales for 2K for a cross-platform title, with the game available on Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Borderlands 3 reviews that appeared before launch or before In those 5 days they were really mixed, and most popular web platforms despised the game for not bringing many innovations.
However, this third title was praised by the true fans of the game precisely for not changing its game mode in the slightest and only with the new content … and weapons, many new weapons.
According to 2K, Borderlands 3 sales have set multiple other record milestones for the first 5 day period of its release. As the company states, this third entry has sold 50% more copies than Borderlands 2 back in 2012, in the first 5 days. The company has also given the public a glimpse in their books and has shown that the entire franchise has now generated over $1 billion in Net Bookings revenue, becoming the second gaming franchise in the history of 2K to achieve this.
In addition to the financial aspect, the release date of Borderlands 3 has seen the game occupy the most watched place of play on Twitch, and has since remained within the five most viewed games. And finally, this third entry has produced more than 14 million hours of content on Twitch, which is more than 50% of what the previous entry did in seven years. According to David Ismailer, the president of 2K:
“The incredibly successful launch of Borderlands 3 is the result of the hard work and long-standing partnership between Gearbox Software and 2K. We are immensely grateful to everyone who played a role in making the Borderlands series the global phenomenon of pop culture that It is today, including hundreds of Gearbox developers and many who have made this the work of their lives. We also want to thank the Borderlands community. Mayhem does not happen on its own, and its passion for the series is what we drives to make each game an incredibl
As before, this is not just a simple linear FPS and the game features a pretty driven narrative, with Borderlands 3 characters as colorful as ever. Not to spoil anything, this game is still a social MMO experience and has no problems in how it integrates its history with its game and multiplayer game. The initial plot remains part of the ongoing general story that encompasses the entire franchise.
BORDERLANDS 3 STORY
The antagonists of the story are the Calypso twins. Both have mermaid powers, although the mermaids cannot be masculine, and govern a cult called Children of the Vault, which is abbreviated as VOC throughout the game’s progress. The dark-haired man is called Troy and his twin is called Tyreen. For our money, they are based on Greek mythology or really love fruit-flavored ice lollies.
A fragment in the trailer shows a weakened Lilith without any of her Siren tattoos crawling away from the Calypso Twins, with Troy carrying Siren-like tattoos on her arm. A theory about the history of Borderlands 3 revolves around Troy and Tyreen stealing the powers of the sirens of the world.
Either way, the story leans to start in Pandora, before releasing your squad on several planets. As the preview shows some previous versions of characters such as Tiny Tina and Aurelia, it is safe to say that a significant time step separates Borderlands 2 events from the next sequel.
While we still have to learn seriously what the story of Borderlands 3 will entail, we know that the next Borderlands 2 DLC will act as a bridge between the two games. To that end, we bet to get some clues soon enough.
BORDERLANDS 3 CHARACTERS
Now we know some of the Borderlands 3 characters thanks to the Mayhem Mask and the trailer trailer. Check out the list in the link above.
While handsome Jack is in the lead, don’t take him too seriously: Pitchford took the stage at the Gearbox PAX East show to explain that, yes, he’s still dead. Pitchford included it because, in his words, “we are morons.” On the positive side, that is an older Tiny Tina that you can see in the trailer and it is confirmed that Tiny Tina will play a combat role alongside the Vault Hunters in the next game. But, when it comes to bosses, an intriguing Morse code hidden within the game’s new dedicated Twitch channel causes Destroyer to return to Borderlands 3.
However, one thing that all these characters have in common is that they are wonderfully vibrant and quirky. It is clearly something Gearbox appreciates, as the studio has deepened a lot to create a Borderlands 3 cosplay guide before E3 that is full of high-resolution images. So, if you are looking to start your cosplay before Borderlands 3 comes out, you must be ready.
BORDERLANDS 3 DOME HUNTERS
As mentioned, the overall graphics are greatly improved. This affects the game in FPS games, like this one, to a large extent, since visual cues are of the utmost importance. The animations and the game itself run a little faster, everything is smoother and clearer. The animations and effects of the weapon are much clearer to read and understand, which is the most important part, in an intuitive environment like this, visual cues are all you really get. In addition, other mechanics such as running, jumping and moving in general look and feel much more precise and improved.
Borderlands 3 looks like the previous games in the series: you will shoot several people and beasts with ridiculous Borderlands 3 weapons while working to make them even more, er, ridiculous. You will be caught once more while looking at the snowball of damage statistics and trying to collect as many weapons as possible, in fact, Randy Pitchford has confirmed that there are more than one billion weapons in Borderlands 3.
You can see our own Borderlands 3 gameplay in the video above and get an idea of what the game will look like in the gallery below. In terms of game additions, there will be incursions into Borderlands 3, of which we will discover more in E3. The Borderlands 3 loot instance system will also be optional. In other words, you can choose to exit the system that Gearbox has designed to prevent members of your team from pinching their illegally earned earnings. The mantle and slip are also new to the game.
Borderlands 3 has been based on its progression system with Guardian Ranks, which will offer new skills and masks by completing game-related challenges. It will also have a Borderlands 3 ping system, as you’ll find it in Apex Legends, or Battleborn, to alert your teammates about loot, enemies and search targets. And, speaking of Battleborn, Borderlands 3 “would not be as good as it is now” without him, according to art director Scott Kester.
BORDERLANDS 3 MULTIPLE PLANETS
Where the series has joined Pandora and so far it is the moon of Elpis, the Sanctuary 3 ship from Borderlands 3 allows you to visit several. We have already played in a part of the planet of Promethea Blade Runner style, which you can see in our previous game video, and there will be others.
Sanctuary 3 is a customizable interstellar center that allows you to fly between your desired celestial body, modify the decoration of your rooms and decorate your room with the bloody trophies of the enemies that you have brutally killed. You can also display your craziest weapons on gun racks, change your appearance with the quick change machine and buy supplies from on-board vendors.
BORDERLANDS 3 PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The Borderlands 3 system requirements have been reduced, and you can check them below.
BORDERLANDS 3 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
OS: Windows 7/8/10 (latest service pack)
Processor: AMD FX-8350 / Intel i5-3570
Memory: 6 GB of RAM
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
HDD: 75 GB