During Guardian Con in Florida Orlando, 2K and Gearbox Software hosted two different panels named “Borderlands 3: At the corner of Social and Streaming”.
During these panels, Gearbox and 2K revealed some new intel about three key aspects of the Borderlands 3 experience; social, live streaming tools and accessibility tools.
You can watch the entire panel on GuardianCon’s twitch channel;
Dueling is back! Not only is it back, but it seems like it’s a bit more complex than before. For the first time ever in Borderlands series, Free for All!, take on your friends in the mayhem of chaos competing 1v1v1v1 (4 players).
Also announced rich presence Discord integration, activity group-based matchmaking, and asynchronous matchmaking, which allows you to play while the system searches for players to pair you with.
ECHOcast Twitch extension was originally announced back in May, Gearbox confirmed additional functionality during the Guardian Con panel. In addition to allowing viewers to look through a streamer’s loadout/skill trees and giving them a chance to score real in-game loot while watching on Twitch, the extension also allows viewers to spawn events in a streamer’s game once certain conditions are met. Options include Moxxi Mixer events, Badass Viewer events, and more.
In an effort to ensure all players are able to enjoy Borderlands 3, Gearbox has developed a full suite of accessibility options. Most notably, you can fully remap all of the controls, whether you’re playing on console or PC. This makes Borderlands 3 fully compatible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. In addition, players will be able to toggle headbob, auto-mantling, and aim assist options, and will also find extensive closed captioning options (including text size and opacity) as well as deep considerations for color blindness.
It also looks like Gearbox is adding a familiar feature we might know from recently Apex Legends, a new pinging system. If we ping enemies, loot chests, guns, or other key points of interest in the game world, those interest points are highlighted in-world and on the mini-map, for all players to see, and our character fires off a contextually relevant VO line.
You can get even more intel from this panel on their blog post.
Source: PR Nordic Press Release