Ping! It’s a system that’s been around for a long time in multiplayer games and recently was adopted to great effect by Respawn’s Apex Legends. That may be were Gearbox has found some inspiration as the developer has confirmed that Borderlands 3 will also have a pinging system which will allow players to highlight weapons, enemies, and points of interest without having to speak to your co-op partners. That’s not all that will be added to Borderlands 3 and Gearbox has given details on what to expect.
When it comes to accessibility options all controls will be remappable so players can choose the best button layout for themselves, which in turn makes the game compatible with the Xbox Adaptive controller. There will be visual options for players who are affected by colour blindness, there will be auto-aim options, headbobs can be toggled, and there will be closed captioning included too. Free For All duelling will also be added meaning 1v1v1v1 competitive multiplayer. Asynchronous multiplayer will be present too so players can play while waiting for others to join.
If streaming is your thing then viewers can browse a streamer’s loot and loadout which gives them a chance to get some loot. If certain conditions are met Twitch viewers can spawn events in a streamer’s game. If you fancy finding out more about Borderlands 3 you should read Miguel’s preview here.
He wrote in the preview: “Overall, though, Borderlands 3 is shaping up to be a hell of a package. The baddy-blasting action and gun-hoarding of the last game is only amplified, on top of being complemented by new customisation features and some really intriguing new online mechanics. It’s been a long time coming, but with a showing like this, I’m confident that the wait for Borderlands 3 will be well worth it.”
Source: Press Release