Borderlands 3 will mark the return of previous weapon manufacturers and brand loyalty system. As seen in previous games of Borderlands series, there are multiple weapon brands and each one of them offers unique perks as a bonus. But now in Borderlands 3, there are more gun brands and outstanding perks than ever before.
As confirmed, Borderlands 3 is going to feature a total of one billion gun variations, which is why Gearbox Software has decided to take brand loyalty system to the next level. As expected, the weapon manufacturers will offer unique perks so the fans will have to come back to them again and again. Below is the official list of brands and their perks provided by Gearbox.
“Step 1: Hit your enemies with tracker tags. Step 2: Unleash a hail of Smart Bullets that track towards your targets. Step 3: Loot!”
“Enjoy uninterrupted damage-dealing courtesy of “infinite” ammo magazines, occasionally interrupted by unpredictable overheating.”
“Toggle between alternate fire modes depending on your play style, your predicament, and your predilection for bonus damage.”
“Aim down the sights to take cover behind your weapon-mounted shield and keep your finger on the trigger for increased accuracy.”
“Deliver devastating critical hits to enemies’ soft-and-sensitives, then joy-puke as your bullets ricochet towards other targets.”
“Toggle between two elements, charge your weapon, and deal guaranteed elemental damage with your finger glued to the trigger.”
“Toss your gun like a grenade to reload, then watch it pursue a nearby enemy as a fully loaded version digistructs in your hand.”
“Switch between regular and sticky-projectile fire modes. Stickies do more damage if a bunch of them detonate on the same target.”
“Augment these rapid-firing, ammo-hungry guns with under-barrel attachments including tasers, rocket tubes, and additional gun barrels.”
COV (CHILDREN OF THE VAULT) is one of the new brands in the upcoming game as it replaces the Bandit brand from Borderlands 2.
Currently, it’s unknown if these perks will come with every weapon purchased from the manufacturers mentioned before. These perks sound fun to use and indicate that the players will be spending a lot of time to choose their favorite brand in the latest entry of the Borderlands series.
There’s no mention of weapon customization yet in Borderlands 3 but the description of “VALDOF” hints that it’s going to be available in the game.
Borderlands 3 published by 2K Games will release on 13 September 2019 for Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC via Epic Games Store.