Borderlands 3's launch date is fast approaching and while it's not exactly in the final stretch yet, Gearbox are keeping it interesting with trailers and screenshots. This time around, the star of the show is a corporate hitman called Zane.
As we've learned to expect from the Borderlands franchise, Gearbox have a penchant for colourful characters and Zane Flynt sure looks the part.
Borderland 3's new vault hunter isn't exactly a gentle poetic soul, and he doesn't seem to care much about finer points of diplomacy, unless you consider throwing someone off the cliff a diplomatic
"Meet Zane, a semi-retired corporate hitman with decades of espionage under his belt and plenty of gadgets up his sleeve", the dev wrote.
It just so happens that Zane was one of the characters that were leaked before Borderlands 3 was even announced, and you can check out some of his action skills in the trailer.
Zane's Digi-Clone is a stationary hologram that fires at Borderlands 3 baddies, distracting them while the real Zane is keepin' it real. Once deployed, Zane can actually swap places with the clone.
His SNTNL drone can be dispatched to fly around and shoot at different enemies, or to unload some led into whatever Zane's aiming at the moment.
You can check out Zane's Barrier in action somewhere around the 0:42 mark, and not only does it protect him and his allies, shooting through it deals 20% more gun damage than normal.
If you prefer to stay mobile, Borderlands 3 will allow you to pick the barrier up. Note however that this mobility comes at a cost, and going mobile will decrease the size and the shoot-through bonus.
Gearbox have finally decided it's time for Borderlands to let players explore beyond Pandora and they recently posted images of Promethea , home to the Atlas corporation headquarters you can see in the gallery below.
Developed by Gearbox and published by 2K Games, Borderlands 3 launches on 13 September 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia and PC as a timed Epic Games Store exclusive.