Borderlands Online: Four Classes Revealed, Technical Testing Begins Next Week

New information has surfaced from China regarding Borderlands Online, a China-exclusive title that was announced back in December by Shanda Games.

Borderlands Online will feature four starting classes to choose from:

  • Soldier – Can summon a mobile turret to attack enemies and cover players.
  • Hunter – Can summon a flying drone to mark and weaken targets to take more damage.
  • Siren – Can summon a phoenix that will slow down enemies and burn them over time.
  • Berserker – Can unleash a mighty roar that regenerates HP and causes his attack speed to increase greatly.

In the weaponry department, the game will boast “over 2,000” weapons that mainly fall into five main categories: Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Shotguns, and Pistols. Unlike the main titles, in Borderlands Online the weapons are going to be tied to specific character classes.

For example, the Soldier can use Assault Rifles only, whereas the Hunter can arm himself with Sniper Rifles. In the same way, Sirens go with Submachine Guns and Berserkers opt for Shotguns. Pistols are going to be the only common weapon for all classes.

The game currently has three towns, with each town featuring six instances. Players queue up to each instance from the respective towns. All three locations will be available to players once the game begins its Technical Testing from January 23 to 27.

The developer has also confirmed PvP and which will be available during the technical testing. There will be two modes to go along: Last Man Standing and Team vs. Team. The latter is the pretty self explanatory while the former is basically a free-for-all.

Borderlands Online has the same storyline of vault hunters being attracted to new sites on Pandora. A crafting system will allow players to alter bonus statistics on their weapons. Finally, players will be able to form guilds as well.

via MMO Culture