Inside the astonishing world of Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3 marries entertainment with health with an innovative game-within-a-game. Read on to find out how the project came to be
Explore new worlds
There is a stunningly varied network of planets to discover in Borderlands 3. The Children of the Vault make their home on the planet of Pandora. Pandora's searing-hot deserts, vicious wildlife, and burgeoning bandit population have proved too much for all who have tried to tame the planet and exploit its resources. The ruins of Dahl, Atlas, and Hyperion facilities litter the landscape, inhabited by all manner of Skags, Rakk, Varkids, and Spiderants that are intent on eating and killing you.
The game will take you to several other planets for your missions, including the metropolitan warzone of Promethea, home to the Atlas corporation, under siege from the weapons manufacturer Maliwan. Your travels could also take you to the uncivilised swampland of Eden-6, covered by lush greenery and stagnant waters, dotted with occasional settlements and the rusted hulks of crashed spaceships.
Another remarkable aspect of the game is Borderlands Science – a mini-game within Borderlands 3 where your playtime generates tangible data contributing to valuable research into the microbiome of the human gut. But why is this even necessary?
Computers are perfect for so many different data analysis tasks, however when it comes to mapping the genetic material of microbes within the human body, there are simply too many to be able to effectively sequence. Multiple small mistakes can snowball into widespread data corruption.
“I believe that Borderlands 3 players advancing microbiome research will change how we think about video games.”
MMOS CEO and co-founder Attila Szantner
Pick your character
Ready to play Borderlands 3? It’s time to choose your player. Play as one of four all-new Vault Hunters. You can customise your Vault Hunter with several personalisation options and use their distinct skill trees to tailor abilities to your preferred playstyle. And remember, the more puzzles you complete in Borderlands Science, the more in-game currency you’ll earn, which can in turn be redeemed for unique Vault Hunter Heads and Skins, as well as timed boosters that buff your stats, loot quality and even experience gains.