Borderlands 3 Playable Characters: Skills, Abilities, And Backgrounds

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Borderlands 3 Playable Characters: Skills, Abilities, And Backgrounds

Borderlands 3 is packed with several returning characters from all across the series. However, there are plenty of new faces too. After all, the series has made a tradition of offering new characters to play in each subsequent entry. The latest game's new troop of Vault Hunters is no exception, and each is armed with their own unique abilities, skill trees, and personalization options.

Below we detail everything we know about Borderlands 3's four playable characters. Be sure to check back often as we update this feature with more information as it gets announced. Though, if you'd like a breakdown of everything we know about Borderlands 3 in general, then read our in-depth roundup feature.

Moze the Gunner's main ability comes from her mech, Iron Bear, which instantly constructs around her when summoned. She's far more mobile than previous gunner-type classes, who often had to cater their strategies around stationary turrets. Another interesting feature of Moze's Iron Bear is that other teammates can hop onto it and use the turret mounted at its head. This adds what looks to be an emphasis on cooperation to Moze's playstyle. Although she seems well capable of defending herself, it seems she's much more dangerous and effective when a friend tags alongside her.

Borderlands 3 Trailer Confirms Release Date, Shows New Characters

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Gearbox Software has confirmed that Borderlands 3 will launch on September 13, 2019, as indicated by a leak earlier this week. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Alongside the release date, Gearbox has also released a new trailer, which confirms that, at launch, the game will be distributed through the Epic Games Store on PC. Borderlands 3 will then come to additional PC digital storefronts in April 2020.

The trailer is a showcase of Borderland 3's gameplay and also introduces the Vault Hunters players will take control of as they hunt for loot, the legendary Vaults, and take on the fanatical Calypso Twins. Among them is Moze the Gunner, Amara the Siren, FL4K the Beastmaster, and Zane the Operative.

Moze is able to summon a mech which other players can mount, Amara can summon ethereal arms to brawl using, FL4K controls beasts--as his class name implies--and Zane is very handy for distracting enemies, slipping into combat, doing damage, and escaping. For more on the characters, check out our Borderlands 3 Vault Hunter breakdown.

Borderlands 3 PC Won't Be On Steam At Launch

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Gearbox Software has announced that Borderlands 3 will be available from September 13 and the PC version will be distributed through the Epic Games Store at launch. The game will be available on additional storefronts in April 2020.

Borderlands 3 is the latest in a growing number of games that are shifting their focus from Valve's Steam platform to Epic's nascent digital delivery service. In a statement, publisher 2K said this decision was in line with the company's efforts to embrace new delivery platforms.

"The PC gaming community has been an important part of the success of the Borderlands series, and we are excited to be partnering with Epic, who recognize its worldwide popularity and share in our commitment to bring Borderlands 3 to this rapidly expanding audience," said 2K president David Ismailer.

Borderlands 3's Collector's, Deluxe, And Super Deluxe Editions Detailed

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Borderlands 3 has a confirmed release date of September 13 and when it launches there will be multiple versions of the game available to purchase on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Each one has unique bonuses and extras available for those that are willing to drop the extra cash on them. Below you'll find a detailed breakdown of what each version of the game contains and how much they'll cost you.

In total, there will be four editions of Borderlands 3: Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Diamond Loot Chest Collector's Edition. The Standard version is, as the name implies, just a vanilla version of the game and costs $59.99. However, if you choose to pre-order this version you'll be given gold weapon skins and a weapon trinket.

The Deluxe version, meanwhile, is $79.99 USD and has additional cosmetics packs, a weapon pack, experience and loot drop mods. The pre-order bonus is once again the gold weapons and weapon trinket. The Super Deluxe Edition includes everything that's part of the Deluxe Edition with the Borderlands 3 season pass. It will be available initially for $99.99 but the price will increase to $119.99 from September 17.

Joker Trailer: Your First Look At Joaquin Phoenix's Take On This Classic Batman Villain

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The first trailer for Joker is here. The upcoming DC universe film is the much-anticipated origin story movie about the Clown Prince of Crime and stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. It will hit theaters on October 3.

As has been previously hinted, the trailer suggests that Joker is going to be quite unlike anything else the DC universe has released so far. It focuses on Phoenix's lonely, unstable Arthur, a stand-up comedian who clearly has trouble fitting into society. We see Phoenix being attacked on the street, visiting Arkham Hospital, and dressing up as a clown, while his voiceover hints at the dark criminal turn his life will soon take. Check it out above.

Joker is directed by Todd Phillips, who previously helmed the Hangover movies. This origin movie of Arkham Asylum's most famous resident also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron.

DC's Joker Trailer Is Here, Is Dark And Tragic

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The first trailer for Joker is here. The DC film is the much-anticipated origin movie about the Clown Prince of Crime and stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. It hit theaters on October 3.

As has been previously hinted, the trailer suggests that Joker is going to be quite unlike anything else that DC has released so far. It focuses on Phoenix's lonely, unstable Arthur, who clearly has trouble fitting into society. We see him being attacked on the street, visiting Arkham Hospital, and dressing up as a clown, while his voiceover hints at the dark criminal turn his life will soon take. Check it out above.

Joker is directed by Todd Phillips, who previously helmed the Hangover movies. It also stars Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron.

DC's Joker, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984 Footage Revealed At CinemaCon

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As its title suggests, CinemaCon is the annual convention for the National Association of Theatre Owners, and in recent years has become a vital part of a movie's early publicity. Unlike San Diego Comic-Con, it isn't a public event, but studios clearly realise that screening early footage for the industry and media can be a major help in building buzz for new films.

Warner had a major presence at this year's CinemaCon, which is currently underway in Las Vegas. The studio previewed three of its highly anticipated upcoming DC movies, namely Joker, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman 1984.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first Joker trailer was introduced by director Todd Phillips, who explained that rumors about the film's tone and plot "[haven't] been accurate." Phillips then described the movie as a "tragedy." As for the trailer, THR states that it includes footage of Joaquin Phoenix's lead character being attacked before trying on various costumes to find his iconic Joker look.

See Zac Efron As Serial Killer Ted Bundy In New Trailer For Netflix Movie

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Netflix has released a new trailer for the Ted Bundy movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and it provides the best look yet at Zac Efron as the notorious serial killer.

The movie follows the crimes of Bundy but told from the vantage point of his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, who is played by Lily Collins (Tolkien, To the Bone).

The film also stars Kaya Scoderlario, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich, and Haley Joel Osment. Metallica singer and guitarist James Hetfield also has a role; you can see him at 0:47.

Sony No Longer Sells PS4 Digital Game Codes At Retail, But GameStop Doesn't Seem To Care

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Late last month, it emerged that Sony would no longer offer PS4 game codes at retailers like GameStop and others beginning April 1. The thinking followed that GameStop and other affected brick-and-mortar stores would take a hit as a result. While it's too early to say for sure, GameStop believes the move by Sony won't have much of a negative impact.

Speaking on an earnings call today, GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd, who was involved in discussions with Sony about the change, said the majority of digital games bought at GameStop in fact come from point cards, not full-game download codes.

"Most of the sales of full-game downloads ... at retail come in the form of currency," he said. "So the move by Sony to go back to the currency model, we don't expect it to have a material impact on our results because we'll continue to sell that currency."