The Borderlands series is all about finding bigger and better loot, and it's clear the upcoming sequel will be no different. Borderlands 3 is getting its gameplay debut tomorrow as Gearbox shows off the game in action for the first time. However, there will be more to see and do over on Twitch than just that.
According to the studio, "hundreds of the biggest streamers will be playing and livestreaming Borderlands 3" tomorrow, so there will be plenty of gameplay to tune into aside from the official broadcast. What's interesting is that a new Twitch extension will allow viewers to interact with these streams in some fun ways -- especially if you link your Twitch and SHiFT accounts.
As Claptrap explains in the above video, you'll be able to inspect a streamer's loadout and skill trees at any time. Most notably, linking your accounts means you have a chance to earn loot for Borderlands 3 by watching live streams during special events. If you win, the digital content will be sitting in your in-game mailbox when the sequel launches in September. It actually sounds like a cool initiative if you're really into your Borderlands.
There's a more detailed breakdown of this Twitch integration here if you're interested. Will you be watching streamers and trying to score early loot for Borderlands 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
[source gamesradar.com, via borderlands.com]
Why does this leave me worried.
Are these loot Twitch exclusives or are they sort of just early access stuff that that you can actually get from playing the game?
@WanderingBullet Basically, whatever the Twitch streamer finds in a loot chest, you can opt in to the event and stand a chance of winning something from that chest to use when you get the game yourself. So it's just whatever the streamers find while they're playing.
This sounds trash. I want to enjoy the game without jumping through twitch hoops, a platform I don't use. Hopefully this has enough issues so this isn't tried again in the future.
Sounds a little like the random drops for Overwatch, I'll probably check it out and see if I can't win anything
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