Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Details on Expansion Pass content for Metro Exodus is revealed by 4A Games and its first DLC is coming this summer.

Despite having to delay its original release date and then facing some issue with moving to Epic Games Store by ditching Steam, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver still saw success with first-person shooter title Metro Exodus.

Following its release on February, a Game Plus mode was added via "Ranger Update" for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month later. Now, detailed plans regarding upcoming DLC release roadmap for the world of Metro is revealed.

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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Owners of Aurora and Gold Edition are already covered on Expansion Pass on their respective available platform. However, you can also place your digital pre-order now on Epic Store for $9.99 only and for just $24.99 on consoles.

Developers are currently working on two major story-driven expansion packs and players would be assuming roles of two new characters other than main protagonist Artyom that belong to Spartan Rangers and one of them is an American named Sam.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

Kick-starting from summer 2019, first DLC titled "The Two Colonels" that chronicles the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov who comes out of Novosibirsk to meet his son but survival on surface has not been easier lately and tough decisions should be made.

Then next chapter, "Sam's Story" is scheduled arrive on early 2020 that is centered on a US marine, Sam who wants to go back to his country to reunite with his family upon learning that many other city has survived the war like Moscow.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Adds Game Plus Mode

First expansion will hand you over a brand-new weapon in form of a deadly flame-thrower to successfully fend off mutated creatures on your way and gameplay will likely be the same you had in post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russia already.

With launch of Metro Exodus earlier this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has completed a trilogy inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and seems like this Expansion Pass roadmap is looking to extend that established legacy.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

Returning of formers Infinity Ward developers strongly suggests for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 to be their next game.

Though there is no solid evidence for which sub-series from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty will come out for 2019, all hints are pointing towards the release of much anticipated title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 now.

However, some recent information strongly suggests that some new project related to Modern Warfare is coming and developers at Infinity Ward are currently looking forward to a 2019 launch window that will be revealed very soon.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Almost Confirmed

RELATED: Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

Recent changes in LinkedIn profiles of five former Infinity Ward developers show that all of them have returned to their former home. The studio brings back Mark Grigsby as animation director, who worked on first two MW games back then.

Alex Roycewicz, Geoff Smith and Joel Emslie came back as game designer, multiplayer design director and studio art director respectively. Even Infinity Ward founder Zied Rieke himself has returned in position of gameplay director.

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Grigsby was behind popular knife melee attack mechanics of MW and worked on its weapons design. Roycewicz and Smith on the other hand were responsible for some unforgettable multiplayer maps like Overgrown and Wetwork.

Emslie came up with memorable Call of Duty character like Ghost and designed items like the ghillie suit. Rieke had the idea of original team deathmatch spawn logic and flashing health regenerating system that continue to influence COD.

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When Activision fired company co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella, these five talented employees left Infinity Ward to join Respawn Entertainment, where they would work on successful titles like Titanfall and Titanfall 2.

After working for Respawn and before coming back to IW studio, Rieke joined Naughty Dog in 2013. Due to their reputation of creating compelling narratives, ex-developers are hired to craft a solid single-player campaign for newest Call of Duty title.

RELATED: Electronic Arts Acquires Respawn Entertainment

Infinity Ward has concluded MW story arc with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 back in 2011 and even in a regular cycle of a new Call of Duty game releasing every year, fans have been eagerly waiting to get back at it till this day.

First there was some leaked info about MW4 on Twitter back in January and then some renowned NFL star confirmed of having some hands-on experience with next Call of Duty game after attending an event by publisher Activision.

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From 2007-2011, Infinity Ward has been developing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series and given how each year Activision tasks a different studio to work on next Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 4 is likely to be on the corner.

Although neither developers nor publisher companies have given any confirmation to these unofficial clues, we can get an announcement in May or expect to get a bigger reveal at E3 2019 with more information and maybe even gameplay footage.

Friday, May 10, 2019

RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

Ahead of its launch, Bethesda Softworks revealed their post-launch content roadmap in 2019 for RAGE 2.

We are only a few days away from upcoming first-person shooter game RAGE 2 from developer Avalanche Studios and id Software to release on May 14, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as a follow up sequel to Rage from 2011.

Ahead of its release worldwide, publisher Bethesda Softworks has revealed their entire year of gaming roadmap recently and it seems, they are pretty jam-packed with events, community challenges and expansion packs.

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RAGE 2 Post-Launch Content Roadmap 2019

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Starting from May, players can take part in community challenges on its week of launch to win over free skins as reward. Those who clear up the first challenge will get a sick Vomit Comet Pistol skin with more to come each week.

By staying up to date with RAGE 2 social media accounts and in-game Message of the Day, you will know of more challenges and prize throughout May and June. One such in-game event "Bring the Ruckus" features half-dead mutant creature Ruckus the Crusher.

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Vomit Comet Pistol Skin

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Then a major update will arrive on June following launch period that would bring more challenges, Cheats and events. A pilotable Mech for new vehicle type in unforgiving wasteland and a monstrous enemy will be added for free as well.

Another free update will drop in July to include another new enemy and vehicle type to this single-player game. More wasteland challenges will come to keep you busy and weapon skins will to let you show-off your arsenal of firearms.

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Community Challenges and Events

RELATED: RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

August sees launch of its first major expansion "Rise of the Ghosts" to offer a brand-new storyline. New abilities, vehicles and weapons will be provided to deal with new enemy fractions as you explore a whole new region.

Then on fall 2019, prepare for a Regisode 2: Attack of the Drones world event before grabbing its second major expansion for RAGE 2 from September through December. Community challenges and weapon skins will continue to roll out as usual.

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RAGE 2 Pre-Order Bonus

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

To receive pre-order bonus that lets you play exclusive Cult of the Death God mission on release, wear legendary armor of original protagonist Nicholas Raine and wield his iconic Settler Pistol, just place your order before launch.

Revived in stunning visuals and intense gameplay mechanics, looks like post-apocalyptic shooter RAGE 2 is about to outdone its predecessor title very soon with their solid lineup of both free and paid DLC for a foreseeable future.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

Gearbox unveils first exclusive look at Borderlands 3 gameplay with a live demo in a recent live-stream event.

It took seven years for developer Gearbox Software to team-up with publisher 2K Games to bring back their immensely popular looter shooter franchise of Borderlands by announcing Borderlands 3 back in March at PAX East 2019.

We already saw a teaser and a trailer by now, readying ourselves for a worldwide gameplay reveal offering a detailed look and it came in a long streaming event over Twitch and YouTube as CEO Randy Pitchford of Gearbox went full hands-on mode.

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Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

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Here goes entire live-stream event for Borderlands 3 worldwide gameplay reveal with keynotes and live walkthrough footage.




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After taking over half an hour full of screenshots of in-game landscapes and other aspects, actual stream starts around 23:46 with a pre-show with Andrea Rene, Fran Mirabella and Greg Miller of Kinda Funny games before live demo presentation.

Borderlands have stuck within scorched planet Pandora for past two games and now they go beyond with Promethea and many different rocks. Although it will begin from the same planet but Vault Hunters will soon be heading for newer locations.

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Chaos With Mayhem

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According to Creative Director Paul Sage, single-player campaign for the game would roughly take an estimated 30 hours of looting and shooting. Player starts an adventure after choosing one of the four new characters with unique skill sets and abilities.

Lilith, a "Siren" character from 2009 original game returns to enlist players to hunt down a cult called Children of the Vault. She tasks you to collect a map containing secret vault locations around galaxy from CoV to thwart their recruitment process.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Release Date

Stepping into the boots of new character Amara, players are greeted by Claptrap on Meridian and starts exploring to find Atlas organization. Opening moments will get you up to speed with some basic gameplay mechanics of FPS.

Even though some core dynamics has changed, focus on shooting stuff is widened with inclusion of wide array of weapons. They vary in effects and use depending on their manufacturer company but sometime it can be hard to keep track of.

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Even More Boss Fights

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Not only this title is much longer in comparison to past Borderlands games, there are more boss fights for players to encounter. This will be a good routine to keep their skills growing and reward them by showering with loots.

There is a vending machine inside your home base Sanctuary III where every loot you ever missed during your playthrough is stored in one place. Art department of the game has done a very fine job in creating various arenas and levels.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

Finally, an official trailer is dropped to cram down everything that has already been discussed in a brief showcase.




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A short glimpse Troy and Tyreen Calypso of infamous Calypso Twins is also given at one point of the stream but we will probably get more on them later. Maybe, in a story trailer will give them a proper introduction with fitting a back-story in future.

Action role-playing first-person shooter Borderlands 3 will see worldwide release on September 13, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, developer Gearbox would make a show at E3 2019 to reveal more info on this long-awaited game.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

"Operation Spectre Rising" update will be launching new season of content for online shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Now that Operation Grand Heist has successfully come to an end, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision is already on board with their fourth Operation for multiplayer first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

New Operation Spectre Rising update will go live on April 30 for PlayStation 4 owners with slew of changes for all three modes of BO4, loads of items and weapons before eventually arriving on PC and Xbox One a week later at May 7.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Spectre Rising Update

RELATED: Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

Following official trailer for Operation Spectre Rising has a brief overview at Black Ops 4 latest season of content.




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Most of the gameplay changes that you would come across in Spectre Rising are inspired by clandestine approach and stealth assassinations. Where else to jump in for that other than bringing an old favorite who specializes in such tasks?

Hailing straight from Call of Duty: Black Ops III, returns a deadly playable specialist Spectre who has a reputation that precedes him. Little do we know about this free agent except that he is going to own Hydro Dam on the Blackout map for sure.

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Operation Spectre Rising Roadmap

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Wielding his signature weapon Shadow Blade, specialist Spectre is a perfect tool to take out adversaries in silent yet deadly way. While watching him taking down enemies in third-person perspective, be sure to strike a combo of moves.

Not only is he efficient with his blade but is quite skilled in pulling off exceptional maneuvers in combat. In both Blackout and Multiplayer mode, enemies will tremble at his arrival and he would strike them before they know what hit them.

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Assassination and Infiltration Specialist

RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Operation Grand Heist Update Details

Taking a total of 12 players to pit them in a 6v6 round-based match against each other, popular multiplayer mode Prop Hunt proudly returns. Hunters will go looking for props that are hidden and scattered throughout the maps to find out.

At times, those sneaky props would effectively blend within map environment by turning into bike or a trash can. Hunters can only track them down by a periodic whistle after every 30 seconds and to take down all of them to win a round.

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New Multiplayer Map, Artifact

RELATED: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

Blackout main map receiving Wetworks update has led to most of its areas drowning under water after a recent Dam burst. Now survivors have to adapt into a situation that demands for new tactics to win over each challenges.

A new game mode Bounty Hunter sends you to main Blackout map to locate Spectre's Shadow Blade that would transform you into the deadly assassin with various perks to hunt down every other opponent until you are the last-man-standing.

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Bounty Hunter Game Mode

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Black Ops Pass owners get their hands on a new character named Uncle Frank, which basically is an older version of Sgt. Woods from Black Ops II. Characters like Blackjack, David Mason, Misty, Sarah Hall and Sergei from past games will be available in Black Market.

New Gauntlet in Zombies mode offers "Super Blood Wolf Moon" that comes with opportunities to earn cosmetic items and weapons. Set within Dead of the Night map, this one features 30 unique challenges for players to go through.

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII – Shadow War DLC Announced

Besides there will be plenty of assassin-themed outfits and weapons in Black Market, courtesy of latest Black Ops 4 content update. Your favorite weapons are up for more personalization and new death effects are added for taking down enemies each time.

Pick up Polynesian war club Nifo'Oti for brutal melee attacks and add Tigershark LMG your arsenal of weapons. Other than themed specialist outfit for Ajax, Battery and Torque, Spectre also has a Ninja outfit designed especially for him.

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Ninja Outfit for Spectre

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Spectre Rising comes along as part of Black Ops Pass but you can simply jump into action with Black Ops 4 Spectre Rising Edition that comes with full game, a starter pack, emblem and a couple other cool stuffs if you haven't experienced BO4 yet.

Operation Spectre Rising will continue till July 2 on PS4 and on July 9 for players on PC and Xbox One. Treyarch has already mapped future plans for bringing fifth and sixth Operation for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 by summer and fall respectively.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

Upcoming Call of Duty 2019 from Activision and Infinity Ward is already playable, waiting to be revealed soon.

After a leak for PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered from Pan European Game Information (PEGI) board was spotted back in February, rumors of third sequel to Modern Warfare sub-series was in the air.

Recently, Call of Duty series publisher Activision hosted an event inviting a few renowned athletes for a hands-on experience with their first-person shooter title who later confirmed it by sharing their images on social media.

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Call of Duty 2019 Will Be Revealed Soon

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Both the publisher and developer Infinity Ward remained coy about what they are about to unveil soon but considering the involvement of the latter, we either are on board for Call of Duty: Ghosts 2 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

Yesterday, high-profile American football athletes N'Keal Harry, Riley Ridley and Tajae Sharpe have each posted image from an official event organized by Activision and even though it is not yet officially announced yet, Call of Duty 2019 is apparently playable.








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Whether or not 2019 Call of Duty turns out to be Modern Warfare 4, we probably will not have to wait too long since their yearly announcement for each CoD title usually comes in May and we are only a few days away from next month.

Though both Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 titles were very well-received from last two years, BO4 failed to catch traction it was aiming for with its unique Battle Royale mode Blackout despite its overall success.

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

It has also been confirmed earlier that single-player campaign are coming back to franchise, which would make series fans happy because many were upset after Black Ops 4 decided to exclude a story mode last year in favor of Battle Royale.

Seeing that Activision has already started campaign to create social media buzz for upcoming Call of Duty game for this year, players won't have to wait much longer to find out which sub-series sequel are they packing for 2019.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

After unexpected review bombing earlier, Borderlands 2 suddenly becomes one of most played games on Steam.

When developer Gearbox Software launched popular looter shooter title Borderlands 2 back in 2012, it became very popular among players and sold over 13 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most successful game from publisher 2K Games.

Now that it's much awaited sequel Borderlands 3 has been announced lately, Vault Hunters are getting back at it once again. It has picked a notable peak among PC gamers on Steam recently as one of the most played titles on the platform.

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Borderlands 2 is Most Played Steam Game Now

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Despite the game getting review bombed at the platform after an unpleasant discovery of it being an exclusive to Epic Games Store, players are taking their interest on the title again by giving it a massive boost on Steam charts.

At March 31, number of concurrent players started to rise above an average flow and by April 8, it quickly became one of the top 5 most played games on the platform when those numbers were pumped up to 59K and more.

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Borderlands 2 were an all-time high with a simultaneous number of 123,596 players back in September 2012 and this recent climb is nearly half of that. Aside from in anticipation of upcoming sequel, there are other potential reasons for this rise.

The game is now on sale at 75% discount on store and recent arrival of The Handsome Collection with remastered graphics were offered for free who already owned it and these factors surely contributed to spike some interest.

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Borderlands 2 Player Count on Steam Charts

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Besides, many players were just getting prepped up to get back to the series that is back after seven years and perhaps they want to show Gearbox that they are more than happy to wait until 2020 until exclusivity of Epic Store expires.

Whatever the real reasons were behind this sudden growth, it still is amazing that fans showing love to beloved Borderlands action role-playing shooter franchise, so much so that they gave it an impressive 500% increase in average player count.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

Fans of the series cheered in joy when Borderlands 3 was revealed at PAX East last month but a major fraction among them from PC platform were angry when it was revealed to be an Epic Games Store exclusive for first six months.

They didn't like it a bit and started review bombing Borderlands 2 on Steam and while Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford added more fuel to that rage machine; Steam actually took steps in retaining its former "Overwhelmingly Positive" score.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Borderlands 3 Release Date

Gearbox brings back original looter-shooter for this year when Borderlands 3 will unleash all-new mayhem on September 2019.

Finally, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games has confirmed their upcoming action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 13, 2019 as early leaks suggested.

Even though they already made known publicly of the arrival of their latest installment of popular looter shooter series at PAX East, Gearbox came up with an official announcement trailer to reveal major details as they promised.

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Borderlands 3 Release Date

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A mayhem-fueled official trailer is released to introduce characters and premise of newest Borderlands adventure.




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Encapsulating general energy of the franchise, the trailer showcased new Vault Hunters, revealed their special abilities, got us a new glimpse of the bad guys and then rain showered guns from a number count of more than a billion.

Four new ragtag playable characters have also debuted in the trailer that is fully customizable and ready to kick some bucket. Lock and load with Moze, who can summon her Iron Bear mech by digitally constructing it out of nowhere for extra firepower.

RELATED: Borderlands 2 VR Comes to PlayStation

As a Siren, Amara is able to generate ethereal fists for muscler aid and former hitman Zane brings a lot of gadgets in fight. FL4K is a "Beastmaster" robot among their ranks who call in surrounding some battle-pets for combat.

Then there are hipster looking evil Calypso Twins, who are looking forward to assemble all bandit clans in a quest to acquire ultimate power within the galaxy with a very simple plan of causing total destruction of everything.

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Seamless Co-Op Action

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Players can join and team up in both local and online multiplayer game with fellow Vault Hunters despite having different levels or mission progress status. If you preferred classic co-op rules of Borderlands 2 better, that is also an option.

Like it was leaked though a series of now non-existing Tweets, the game indeed is launching on PC as a timed exclusive for Epic Games Store and will not be available on other digital outlets until April 2020, which irritates majority of players on PC platform.

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Gold Weapon Skins Pack

RELATED: Borderlands 3 to Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

Pre-order for the game is currently open and purchasing Standard Edition will cost you only $59.99. You will receive gold weapon skins as bonus for pre-purchase and can get a free PS4 theme on PlayStation Store along with a Psycho Mask, which is only for UK.

Both Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition are bundled with Season Pass and additional content would be priced $79.99 and $99.99 respectively. Spending $249.99 will get you tons of more goodies in a Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition.

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Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition

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Aside from all the crazy loot showering variant editions of the game, you can still enjoy grabbing more loot than any other previous releases for sure. Previously shown guns with legs can also verbally abuse enemies while chasing them down! Cool, right?

Making an anticipated comeback after so many years, Borderlands 3 hypes up many old-school fans but also disappoints a fraction by choosing Epic Games over Steam. Nevertheless, Gearbox will return with an official gameplay reveal event on May 1.