Earlier today, Gearbox Software dropped what many are assuming to be a Borderlands 3 teaser trailer. At first glance, the Mayhem trailer just shows off a bunch of characters, but there are actually a lot of hidden secrets in the trailer that fans are beginning to unravel. Hidden in the trailer are secret messages, character hints, and even a SHiFT code for players to redeem in Borderlands 2. The Borderlands 3 trailer moves fast and has a lot going on, so some clues are pretty easy to miss.
A Hidden Morse Code Message
One of the easiest details to miss are the hidden coded messages that play out in the corners of the trailer at various points. The first message that plays in the video is actually in morse code, playing in the top left corner of the trailer near the beginning. When translated, it says "Count the Sirens" which may give fans the conformation that they need that this trailer is indeed for Borderlands 3.
Assuming the woman at the beginning of the trailer is a Siren, and that one of the playable characters is a Siren, it seems that there are three easily noticeable Sirens in total during the Mayhem trailer. If the Borderlands 3 character class leak is to be believed, then one of the four main characters will be a Siren, though she will be a melee-focused character.
A Message Hidden in Braille
Another hidden message plays out in braille in the bottom right corner of the trailer about half-way through. When translated, the message reads "Follow and Obey" which may serve as a cryptic hint at the game's story.
If the new Borderlands 3 story leak is to be believed, then the man and woman at the top of the Psycho mask are likely the main antagonists of this next installment. So, "Follow and Obey" would likely fit into whatever plan they are throwing together that the Vault Hunters must stop.
The Hidden SHiFT Code
The other big hidden detail is actually a SHiFT code that is broken into five parts and scattered throughout the trailer. The code is for Borderlands 2, and when redeemed, players will receive five Golden Keys and the Salvador Community Day skin.
The code also comes with a message thanking fans and hinting that there will be more skins to unlock soon. The SHiFT code is: C35TB-WS6ST-TXBRK-TTTJT-44H6H and can be redeemed in Borderlands 2 or on the SHiFT website. Another skin code may be given out during the Borderlands PAX East panel tomorrow.
This surprise trailer has all but confirmed that Borderlands 3 is on the way, and fans could not be happier. The trailer is packed full of new and returning characters that fans are dying to learn more about. Hopefully tomorrow's panel at PAX East will officially confirm the game and even provide a potential release window for the highly anticipated sequel.
Borderlands 3 is in development for unspecified platforms.
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