Borderlands 3 Will Feature New ‘Free-For-All Style’ Gameplay Mode

Gearbox’s Borderlands 3 is one of the most-wanted games of 2019, and though we’re still a few months away from release, the company is more than happy to dole out more info about the upcoming title.

During a panel at GuardianCon earlier this month, the developers confirmed that Borderlands 3 will include a new game mode at launch, and it sounds like interesting stuff.

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Described as a free-for-all-like duelling mode, the new way to play will see four vault hunters all going at each other in what sounds like the most chaotic fun possible.

Gearbox said: “Oh, and once you’re in a group, if you and your vault-hunting buddies need to settle a dispute or are just curious what it feels like to be on the receiving end of each other’s weapons and abilities, the new Free-for-all Dueling feature allows for opt-in 1v1v1v1 multiplayer battles.”

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The company also talked about accessibility in the game, saying Borderlands 3 “will let you enjoy [the game] with friends even if you don’t have as much time to spend leveling up as they do.”

On its website, Gearbox writes: “Highlighted accessibility features included fully re-mappable controls, Xbox Adaptive Controller compatibility, and extensive support for subtitles and closed captioning that includes text size and opacity options.

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“Some of the other accessibility featured discussed are easy to take for granted but—depending on your situation—might greatly enhance your enjoyment of the game. If you’re color blind for example, you might appreciate that the all-important loot in Borderlands 3 makes a different noise when it drops depending on its rarity and that, when you pick the loot up, its rarity is spelled out for you on the loot card as well as indicated by its color.

“Other accessibility options mentioned included aim assist and toggles for headbob, auto-mantling, running and crouching.”

Borderlands 3 releases September 2019.

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