Borderlands 3's Loot Instancing System Will Adapt To Different Players

TJ Denzer,

May 1, 2019 10:04 AM

Borderlands 3 players playing on different levels won't have to worry about getting useless gear or overleveled weapons they can't equip, thanks to the Loot Instancing system.

News regarding Borderlands 3 is already coming fast and furious via news and livestream reveals. One of the biggest issues of the old Borderlands games and current loot n’ shoot games is that if players are playing on different levels, you’re pretty much always in danger of coming across unusable weapons that are either way under or way over your level. Thanks to a new Loot Instancing system coming to Borderlands 3, that will no longer be an issue.

The Loot Instance system was shown and explained in the Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal on May 1, 2019. According to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, the system brings an all-new wrinkle in gear collection to the massive trademark Borderlands library of guns. As the demo for the game went on, two character viewpoints of the same loot chest were observed. The guns were different and relatable to the character’s level, not to mention available regardless of whether the other player took a gun out of the box. This was the Loot Instancing system in action. Guns, shields, and other gear will be different and available for each player, even out of the same boxes. You can check out the demonstration of the system from the live event below.

The Loot Instance system is toggleable. You can turn it off and see the same gear as your fellow players or turn it on and have completely different pick-ups that will adapt to your players relative progress. It’s meant to keep players from having to compete for the same pool of rewards when hunting down new gear in Borderlands 3. It keeps one player from stealing all of the good gear while also making sure that the pool of weapons adapts to players on any level of play and strength in the game.

It’s absolutely something that will go a long way in making the game fair and rewarding to all players regardless of their pace. You certainly won’t have to race your fellow players for that gun you spy or take everything and sift through what you need later.

Borderlands 3 is slated for September 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Be sure to check out the latest Borderlands 3 coverage. What are you hoping to see out of a new Borderlands game?


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