Big news for any and all fans of the legendary loot-splosion shooters of the Borderlands franchise, developer Gearbox Software has just confirmed the game is coming soon with a new teaser trailer.
The teaser is titled “Mask of Mayhem” and features many iconic characters from across the canon built across the many games set on Pandora and the rest of the universe. We Sir Hammerlock, Ellie, Claptrap, and many more throughout the still greyscale scenes depicted in the trailer. There are also some sights of what looks like the Assassin, Beastmaster, Siren, and Soldier vault hunters that have been speculated about for a while.
There’s a ton of hidden secrets and messages in the new teaser, so let’s sit down and decode some of them.
Throughout the course of the roughly 2 minute long video, there are multiple shots showing some cryptic messages and other glimpses of what the game could include. For one thing, we see a series of hidden codes scattered throughout the scenes that can be combined into what looks like the SHiFT promo codes that have been released for various Borderlands games over the years.
There’s another code, this tine Morse code, which when translated reads: Count the Sirens. And there’s also a Braille message which reads: “Follow and Obey”.
Aside from these teases, there’s only a little bit to go on as we don’t see any actual gameplay. Borderlands 3 has been suspected, but mostly under wraps since the previous major title in the franchise, Borderlands 2, released in 2012 Borderlands 3 was first showcased via a tech demo at GDC 2017. The game will be powered by Unreal Engine 4, meaning it will have a graphical fidelity all it’s own. Randy Pitchford confirmed the game was in the works back in 2016, but we haven’t heard much since then, so it is nice to see the game is alive and well. I cannot wait to play it when it finally does release, although no idea when that might be as of yet.
See if you can unpack all of the hidden secrets in the Borderlands 3 teaser, go watch it down below.
And be sure to watch the Gearbox PAX East panel tomorrow. It will be livestreamed, and kicks off at 11am PT, 2pm ET, 6pm UK.