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19 things we need in Borderlands 3 because there ain’t no rest for the wicked


Prepare yourself, because when it comes to Vault Hunters and Pandora, there’s a lot we’re thirsting for. Warning: there are spoilers below for Borderlands and Borderlands 2, so if you haven’t finished the games read ahead at your own risk! We Vault Hunters can get peculiarly attached to our favourite guns, so just give us a way to display them! Plus I’m imagining a ton of frames too, hopefully with Marcus or Dr Zed’s trademark slogans. Open with another crazy cutscene to (somehow) top the last t
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19 things we need in Borderlands 3 because there ain’t no rest for the wicked

If you’re like me and can’t hear the phrase “most of my merchandise was ripped from the hands of dead adventurers” without Marcus’ voice echoing in your head, then you’re in the right place. Because like me you’re almost definitely really hoping that Gearbox is gearing up to announce Borderlands 3 soon, and if it is – cross your fingers, people – then here at GamesRadar we’ve come up with a list of 19 things that we would give mountains of Eridium to see in the sequel to Borderlands 2 . Yes, 19. Prepare yourself, because when it comes to Vault Hunters and Pandora, there’s a lot we’re thirsting for.

Warning: there are spoilers below for Borderlands and Borderlands 2, so if you haven’t finished the games read ahead at your own risk!

1. Bring back the original four Vault Hunters

Lilith, Roland (RIP), Brick, and Mordecai burrowed into our hearts way back in 2009 and even now absolutely refuse to leave. The original four Vault Hunters were not just a perfect fit for the first game, though; seeing them return as core NPCs in Borderlands 2 cemented it as a worthy successor, and all we want is for Borderlands 3 to continue the love and bring back the three remaining heroes. Perhaps as elderly folk who are called to fight against evil corporations once more, or even as playable characters. Just think how hard Brick could wack someone with a walking stick! Plus if the powers that be found a way to bring Roland back to life as a cyborg or something (a shady practice that I bet Hyperion would be behind), that would just make our collective heart soar. Because I’m still not over his death. #ReviveRoland

2. Continue introducing family members of original characters

Meeting Mad Moxxi’s daughter Ellie in Borderlands 2 was awesome. It gave everyone playing an immediate investment in her as a character and let us see a bit more of Moxxi’s highly private family life. Plus we got to see her squish a bandit to death in a junkyard car crusher, which was cool. More of these small glimpses into the families of central characters would be rad, especially if Borderlands 3 is set decades after Borderlands 2. Perhaps Lilith, Mordecai, or Brick have kids, or you might meet the offspring of – shudder – Handsome Jack.

3. Give us more Sirens because their powers are cool af

Magic space powers made both Maya and Lilith stand out as playable characters, leaving their ultimate abilities as arguably the best in each game (fight me). Come on, it’s hard to forget Lilith’s ability to phasewalk through enemies and re-emerge into the world in the middle of an electric storm, or Maya’s phaselock ability that temporarily gives you a break from a particularly powerful enemy while locking it in a damaging forcefield. It’s almost a certainty that you’re going to be able to play as another Siren in Borderlands 3, but their ability could be almost anything. I can’t wait to see what their glowy alien tattoos have in store for us.

4. Bases where you can store your many, many, many guns in display cabinets

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One of the biggest things that made Borderlands 1 and 2 stand out when they were released is the absolutely astounding numbers of guns you can find throughout the world. They’re procedurally generated in Borderlands 2, meaning there’s a grand total of about 17 million to find, so if Borderlands 3 is going to continue this craze (which is practically a given), then we need display cabinets to show off our prized weapons. It could expand on the HQ you had in Borderlands 2, complete with its vault storage facility, as the idea of throwing away a gun that’s been with us since the beginning is something I still shrink from now. We Vault Hunters can get peculiarly attached to our favourite guns, so just give us a way to display them!

5. More different costumes, not just different colour palettes

Getting to change the colour palette of your character was cool, but there wasn’t much choice when it came to different heads or skins in the previous Borderlands games. Including full-body skins like the creative ones you can get in Overwatch would be a great way to customise your character, plus I really want to see a Siren in a mermaid outfit.

6. Photo mode

Photo mode is pretty much a given in games now, so I’d be surprised if it wasn’t in Borderlands 3. Because Borderlands doesn’t do things by halves, it should have some really obnoxious poses and filters, or let you pose with enemies (dead or alive). Plus I’m imagining a ton of frames too, hopefully with Marcus or Dr Zed’s trademark slogans. Come on, tell me you can’t see “catch a ride!” emblazoned on a shot of you running a skag over. Speaking of skags…

7. A character with a skag companion because COME ON

Roland had his Scorpio turrets, Gaige had the loyal Deathtrap (D374-TP if you’re being picky), so the next natural step for Vault Hunter companions is obviously a skag. These ferocious beasties have been our enemies since the very first game, and if you ask me I bet there’s some Vault Hunter out there who’s stubborn enough to have trained a skag to be their pet, and that’s an ultimate skill if I ever heard one. The skag could have a collar, it could run beside you when you’re fighting, then you unleash it on your enemies and it gnaws their face off like Nomad’s dog in Black Ops 4 . Awww. Now who’s a good boy?!

8. Open with another crazy cutscene to (somehow) top the last three

In the original Borderlands, it was the folksy tune of Cage the Elephant’s Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked. Borderlands 2’s opening banger was Short Change Hero by The Heavy. Heck, even the Pre-Sequel kicked off with a rousing performance of Black Dragon by The Vines. It’s a Borderlands tradition, then, to begin the campaign with a mad, slapstick opening cutscene that introduces our main characters in heroic style to the backdrop of a catchy musical number. I’m certain Gearbox already has a cinematic set piece in the works for Borderlands 3, but can it up the ante of its predecessors? I’m crossing all nine toes.

9. The ability to tame and pet skags

Yes, I know this is similar to the skag companion point, but hear me out. Maybe one of the Vault Hunters has the ability to tame low-level wildlife, and maybe they can then put on some very tough gloves (spitter skags do vomit acid, after all) and carefully pet skags. Because skags are basically Pandora’s version of dogs, and maybe they just need scritches to turn them into lovable ol’ monsters. Maybe.

10. Tell us more about the Eridian aliens

Borderlands’ aliens have been part of the series since the very first game, as they’re the ones who created Sirens (somehow), the Guardians that protect their Vaults, and have access to catastrophically powerful technology and telekinetic abilities. One of these aliens named The Watcher ended up preventing Athena from getting executed at the end of Borderlands 2, and warned Colonel Zarpedon about Hyperion and Handsome Jack before telling the Vault Hunters about an oncoming war. So obviously they have the ability to see the future. But why do they care about what we smelly humans do? Borderlands 3 had better give us some answers about their mysterious motivations.


Company: gamesradar, Activity: gamesradar, Date: 2019-03-19
Keywords: news, gamesradar, companies, wicked, borderlands, vault, ability, youre, plus, hunters, im, need, skag, things, aint, way, 19, original, rest


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