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Borderlands 3's E3 gameplay demo is all about Moze and Iron Bear

Published: 14:39, 11 June 2019
Updated: 14:41, 11 June 2019
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Moze, character from Borderlands 3
Borderlands 3, Moze

Gearbox's appearance on this year's E3 has brought us 10 minutes worth of gameplay. What you're about to see are Moze and her Iron Bear tech, as they blaze a trail of death through the swamps of Eden-6, and snap up that sweet loot.

Moze's story has her leaving Vladof's Ursa Corps to pursue more monetary oriented endeavours, i.e. vault hunting, while generously relying on Iron Bear.

Being a soldier class, Moze packs plenty of punch on her own but calling down Iron Bear is a mother of all punches, helping her mow down anyone that crosses her path.

As you can see on several occasions in Borderlands 3's gameplay trailer, Moze can dish out serious damage with Iron Bear, and the mounted weapons here are mini gun and homing missiles. A wonderful combo indeed, unless you're the recipient.

Moze's skill trees are officially called Demolition Woman, Bottomless Mags, and Shield of Retribution, or in translation a V-35 grenade launcher, minigun and railgun.

If you keep your eyes peeled, (3:45) you'll catch glimpses of Moze's skill tree in Borderlands 3, which includes ugrades like allowing her to sprint and shoot at the same time, recharge her ammo after critical hits and Scorching RPM, which increases her regular and critical damage output.

Often called the daddy of all looter shooters, Borderlands 3 looks like it will deliver on all its promises, not least for its loot game, which looks like the real deal. Anthem's development team could probably learn something here too. 

As for the changes, and there aren't that many in terms of the main gameplay loop, Gearbox said that they've ditched Slag and replaced it with Radiation damage.

Similarly to Slag, Borderlands 3's Radiation will make you more vulnerable to other sources, but it also introduces a damage-over-time component, much like actual radiation would. 

2K Games Borderlands 3 character Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 has been confirmed for launch on 19 September 2019, and we're talking about PC via Epic Games Store's timed exclusivity, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia, the last of which was recently confirmed by Google , among others.

Borderlands 3 is an Action RPG by Gearbox Software

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