Gearbox is creating Borderlands 3 to be the most accessible entry in the shooter franchise so far. The company is doing this by allowing a new pinging system to take center stage. This system will make the game much easier to play, as you won’t need a microphone to communicate information to other players. Users can ping loot, enemies, general locations and other features within a level in real-time, letting everyone know what’s happening around them.
Borderlands 3 will also include fully re-mappable controls and toggles for different features like headbobbing. The game will also get compatbility with the Xbox Adaptive Controller on Xbox One. All of this is being done so that any gamer can tweak the FPS to their liking.
Gearbox even pushed out a video showing the new pings in action, check it out below.
In addition to this, the developer is including some other improvements to asynchronous multiplayer. To go along with the pinging, the whole system is being built around being able to communicate with your friends about what is actually happening on your side of the game. You can now mail loot to your friends, check your friends’ loot and take on rare enemies that your friends have beaten on bounty boards. This should make gearing much easier for this mode.
And don’t worry, regular multiplayer matchmaking is getting some attention too. Players can filter out their matchmade results based on where other players are in the story.
If you’re a streamer, the game offers some nice features for those as well. Borderlands 3 will have a full Twitch extension that offers multiple integrations for streamers and viewers to enjoy. The streamer will be able to interact with viewers in different ways, with increased integration with Twitch for donations, subs and other notifications.