We still have a bit of time before we get the reveal of the gameplay for Borderlands 3, but that does not mean we do not have much to go on or look at before then. Especially while everyone out there is scouring everything Gearbox has given us to have a better understanding of what to expect in the game. That is why I guess we have these new little blurbs and details for the vault hunters in Borderlands 3 that we will be able to play as. Even if it is on the lighter side of details, it is still something. Even if it does not look like there is much in a truly new kind of class or character type in the mix here. At least based on what we have had placed out there from other's experiences with the little bit given.
You can read all of the bigger updates for the characters in Borderlands 3 down below, but the basics are as follows. We have the gunner Moze that sounds to be just as the title states. Then we have the new siren with Amara with the change looking like she is a melee style character. Then we have FL4K that brings a bit of the beastmaster style in. They sound like a new controller type for Borderlands. The final hunter being Zane with a description and ability listing similar to Zer0 from the last major title. You can read more on that suggestion of abilities down below and see if you agree to that characterization. Even if Zane is not a ninja, I can see some similarities.
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 with 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.
It wouldn't be a new Borderlands game without the presence of the Sirens, a group of mysterious women with incredible powers who are distinguishable by the tattoos that adorn half their bodies. Amara is the newest Siren to be introduced to the series; though, it's unclear how long she has existed in the Borderlands universe or where she comes from. Unlike Lillith and Maya, Amara is more melee-focused, which is made apparent by her ability to summon multiple ethereal arms to punch baddies with. Her muscular physique and destructive offensive power make her a solid fit as the brawler of the group.
FL4K is essentially the hunter class of Borderlands 3, but their most intriguing skill is the ability to command pet beasts. From early trailers, it seems FL4K is able to choose between a few different pets that each have their own unique abilities. Based on the screenshot above, FL4K is able to command either a Skag, a Spiderant, and another creature brandishing a gun. Currently, it's unclear how many creatures FL4K can have alongside them at a time or how they'll be controlled. If FL4K's appearance is a basis in which to discern the weapons they're most effective at using, then it looks like they're proficient at using close-to-mid range weaponry and grenades.
If you're a fan of Borderlands 2's Zero, then Zane is likely the Vault Hunter you'll want to choose in Borderlands 3. We're not just saying that because of both their names start with a "Z," but because of his decoy device, which draws aggro from enemies. All this isn't to say that Zane doesn't have his own unique abilities; he comes equipped with several gadgets, such as an attack drone that supports him in battle.
How do you feel about the new hunters for Borderlands 3 that we have here? Do they feel like the basic kind that we have had in the past or will they bring a whole lot of new things to the game we just cannot think of yet? Which one will you be aiming to play with in the game and will there be more types in the future? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. There is more coming for Borderlands 3 in the next week and we will have it all here. Just keep checking in for all of those updates and changes as they all come.