Gearbox Says Borderlands 3 ‘Has A Ton Of Content,’ Claim It’s Bigger Than Borderlands 2

Gearbox Says Borderlands 3 ‘Has A Ton Of Content,’ Claim It’s Bigger Than Borderlands 2
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It’s been five years since Gearbox last released a Borderlands title, which was the Pre-Sequel, so it’s pretty safe to say that fans of the franchise have been chomping at the bit for new content. Luckily, we’re not too far away from the game’s release, as it’s currently scheduled to hit consoles and PC on September 13.

Gearbox recently confirmed the length of Borderlands 3, which should take players around 35 hours to complete, not including most of the optional side missions. On top of that, the game will have a ton of content, more so than Borderlands 2, according to Anthony Nicholson, who is the game’s senior producer.

While speaking with Gaming Bolt, Nicholson talked about the upcoming Borderlands title and explained why the game is much bigger than its predecessor.

“It’s much bigger than Borderlands 2,” said Borderlands 3’s senior producer during his chat with Gaming Bolt. “There’s all different types of side missions, there’s the main mission, of course. There’s so much to do in the game that I can’t express enough. There’s also exploration, boss runs, things like that. So there’s a ton of content.”

The upcoming Borderlands game is promising to blow away its predecessors, as it’ll feature more guns than ever before, with more customization options, multiple planets, and more loot.

On Monday, Gearbox (via IGN) revealed the first 14 minutes of gameplay for Borderlands 3, which you can check out in the video below. In it, you’ll see Claptrap for a brief moment, and then from there, it’s the type of loot shooting gameplay you’ve come to expect from the Borderlands series.

It was also revealed that Gearbox is doing a Vault Insider Program for Borderlands 3, which will grant players access to free loot, skins, and other items before the game’s release. All people have to do is spread the word about the game’s release date, which will earn them rewards that will be made available on September 13.

There will be four playable Vault Hunters in Borderlands 3: Amara, who is a Siren, FL4K, who is being described as a Beast Master, Moze, who is a Gunner, and Zane, who is an Operative.

It’s probably safe to assume that Gearbox will add more Vault Hunters to the game post-launch, as previous Borderlands titles featured more than four playable characters. It’s also realistic to expect them to add a few expansions to the game post-launch, but, as of right now, it’s unclear if they’ll end up being free expansions.