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Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Games Store for the next week

The first of four freebies being handed out over the next few weeks. The Epic MEGA Sale has kicked off on the Epic Games Store, and the first of four free games being offered during this time is Borderlands 3. You can download Borderlands 3 from today through May 26 at 11am ET. If you have never played the looter-shooter before, it’s free, so now there is no excuse. Borderlands 3 is set on the planet Pandora seven years after the death of Handsome Jack. In the interim, twin siblings Troy and Tyreen Calypso form the Children of the Vault…

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RPS@PAX 2022: All the news from Gearbox’s big PAX panel in 5 minutes

Pretend it’s Thursday for a second. We’ve just emerged from Gearbox’s 80-minute panel at PAX East 2022, and we’re wondering how they managed to spend so much time talking about so little. You know something’s gone wrong in a conference when you’ve got an entire segment dedicated to just merch, and Gearbox groupies are hollering for Tiny Tina G-Fuel cans like it was mana from heaven. Lucky for you, we suffered through all the merch plugs, the failed trailer loads, nothing announcements and yet another 20-minute magic set to bring you this condensed version of Gearbox’s panel news, all so…

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Tales from the Borderlands sequel revealed, arriving later this year

The sequel will be developed in-house by Gearbox and feature fresh characters. The episodic, story-driven Borderlands spinoff, Tales from the Borderlands, is receiving a sequel. The follow-up is to be expected later this year, with an official announcement for the game coming in summer. The teaser came from Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, at PAX East 2022. Pitchford spoke of the affinity players have for the games’ characters, and how the team at 2K and Gearbox have an “interest in developing the Borderlands universe in new ways.” More specifically, Pitchford shared, “I’m talking about an all new Tales from the Borderlands…

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands classes, environments, spells, and melee mechanics revealed

New information includes focused looks at the Stabbomancer and Brr-zerker classes. Quite a bit of new gameplay details have been provided for Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. Today, Gearbox Software gives us details on the Stabbomancer and Brr-zerker classes, new magical environments like Butt Stallion’s Castle, an overview of spells and melee mechanics, and much more. In Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, you can create your own hero through appearance customization and a multiclass system that allows you to mix and match six different character skill trees. Two of those classes include the aforementioned Stabbomancer and Brr-Zerker. Stabbomancers are sneaky, critical-hit-focused assassins who use…

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Randy Pitchford steps down as president of Gearbox Studios

Former chief technology officer Steve Jones takes over as the studio president as Pitchford steps down. Gearbox Software – the developer responsible for the Borderlands series, Brothers in Arms, Battleborn, and more besides – has a new president as founder and CEO Randy Pitchford steps down from the role to head up parent company, The Gearbox Entertainment Company. Former chief technology officer Steve Jones will serve as the new president of Gearbox Software, replacing Pitchford as the former president heads off to oversee the ” explosive transmedia business” at the multimedia company. The often controversial Pitchford shared the announcement on…

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Borderlands 3 cross-play arrives alongside the return of the Cartels event

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 21:09 GMT The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels event is live in Borderlands 3. Alongside the event, the Borderlands 3 update includes the promised cross-play functionality, permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.Watch on YouTubeWith the cross-play free addition for the game, you can play with others on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. In other words, all platforms the game is available for with the exception of PS4 and PS5. The return of a favorite seasonal event is…

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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands won’t be a Borderlands game, just like Pringles aren’t crisps

First things first, I don’t care about the precise legal definition of Pringles. But there was a fiasco a few years back about whether they could be described as crips rather than processed starch snacks or whatever. The point is: Pringles are blatantly crisps. Or at the very least a kind of crisp. And so to Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, revealed last night at the Summer Game Fest with the following trailer, and a chat between Geoff “the ref” Keighley and voice actor Ashly Burch, in which it was claimed that it was not going to be a Borderlands game. Only,…

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Borderlands 3’s Show Me the Eridium mini-event returns, new Loot Machines on the way

The Show Me the Eridium mini-event kicks off today in Borderlands 3.For the next week until April 8, you can take advantage of the limited-time Borderlands 3 event.During this time, you can expect Eridium drops from standard enemies, increased Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode, discounted Eridium costs to use Moxxi’s Vault Line slot machine, and a discount on all the items sold by Crazy Earl in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III.This is a great time to accumulate the rare element, especially if you’re preparing for the incoming raid boss. This is on top of being able to utilize Crazy…

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Borderlands 3 Diamond Keys are a new reward coming to the Director’s Cut add-on

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:31 GMT The Director’s Cut add-on for Borderlands 3 will bring new ways to play when it launches next month.In addition to a new raid boss, murder mystery story missions, and behind-the-scenes content, the Director’s Cut add-on for Borderlands 3 includes three Vault Cards for the new progression system. The new progression system features daily and weekly challenges which upon completion, will help you progress toward unlocking themed rewards. This includes unique Legendary gear, plenty of new cosmetic items, and a new in-game resource called Diamond Keys.You will earn Diamond Keys by completing…

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Borderlands 3 add-on Director’s Cut lands March 18, Broken Hearts Day event returns tomorrow

The Director’s Cut for Borderlands 3 is out next month, and today, Gearbox dished a bit on the add-on.According to the developer, you can expect Director’s Cut to land on March 18 for Borderlands 3 and it will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2.The add-on features a brand new raid boss called Hemovorous the Invincible. The enemy is a large Varkid “lurking behind a door” on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched.Director’s Cut also includes a series of murder mystery missions, featuring new locations and a “novel crime scene analysis mechanic.” Ava is convinced…

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Borderlands 3 players can participate in Arms Race mini-events

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 20:48 GMT Borderlands 3 is hosting three weeks’ worth of Arms Race Mini-Events.It’s Arms Race time in Borderlands 3, and you can participate in three consecutive week-long mini-events starting today, January 21.Arms Race is a roguelike experience that features randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive abilities, and Actions Skills and dropped into a zone where you’ll have to get loot or die trying.The action takes place in the Stormblind Complex which is a decommissioned DAHL military base. As soon as you are dropped onto the island, you…

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Reminder: Battleborn will be completely unplayable in a few weeks

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:01 GMT RIP.You have less than 20 days to play Gearbox’s oft-forgotten team shooter Battleborn.Per an updated blog post on publisher 2K’s website, Battleborn is being taken offline on January 25, at which point the game will no longer be playable. That’s right, you can’t even run through the single-player campaign once the servers goes down.This follows 2K removing the game from storefronts in November 2019 and the ability to buy the premium Platinum currency ending in February 2020.Battleborn, of course, was released back in May 2016 and though initial sales seemed promising…