Borderlands 3 is just weeks away at this point, but that didn't stop Gearbox Software from appearing during the Opening Night Live presentation at Gamescom to show off more of the game. This time around, Gearbox discussed the Borderlands 3 endgame, giving players an idea of what they will be able to do once they wrap up the main story quests.
As confirmed at Gamescom 2019, the Borderlands 3 endgame will feature a few key activities. One of the main endgame activities is the returning Circle of Slaughter mode. First seen in the original Borderlands, Circle of Slaughter is a wave-based mode where players take on hordes of enemies in exchange for various rewards.
Besides Circle of Slaughter, the Borderlands 3 endgame will also be composed of a new feature called Proving Grounds. Proving Grounds are special areas that players can find by deciphering alien messages and acquiring coordinates to their locations. Upon arrival, players will have a set of objectives to complete, and if they complete them all, they will have a chance at getting some of the game's best loot. Gearbox said that there will be seven Proving Grounds for Borderlands 3 players to play through at launch.
And finally, the third piece to the Borderlands 3 endgame puzzle is the Guardian Rank. Similar to the Badass Rank from Borderlands 2, the Guardian Rank in Borderlands 3 lets players improve their character's stats by tackling a huge list of challenges.
With Circle of Slaughter, Proving Grounds, and the Guardian Rank, it sounds like Borderlands 3 is giving fans of Gearbox's looter-shooter franchise plenty to content to sink their teeth into. Gearbox has said before that Borderlands 3 is much bigger than Borderlands 2, and it definitely seems like it's living up to that promise.
Luckily, Borderlands fans who have been waiting seven years for Borderlands 3 don't have much longer to wait. Borderlands 3's release is just weeks away, and those who want to get a headstart on their character can use the character skill tree tool right now.
Borderlands 3 launches on September 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Stadia version also in development.