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Borderlands 3 Takes A Page Out Of Apex Legends' Book With Ping System

Soon-to-be-released looter shooter Borderlands 3's co-op will feature a ping system like Respawn Entertainment's Battle Royale game Apex Legends.

The latter's accessibility earned it some high praise after the free-to-play title was released this February. Moreover, the ping system that allows players to point out areas, loot, or enemies had been a compelling aspect of the game.

With the third installment from the Borderlands franchise poised for launch in September, developer Gearbox has released a video showing off the new pinging ability. Similar to that in Apex Legends, this ability will assist players in marking the enemies and loot mentioned previously, such that chatting is not an absolute necessity for multiplayer.

The game also boasts other neat accessibility features including Xbox Adaptive Controller support, re-mappable controls, subtitles and closed captioning options. There's also a feature which allows for players of different levels to play together called level scaling.

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The game launches on September 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is currently available for pre-order. Gearbox has fashioned a great reputation for itself with previous installments, which is something that leaves Borderlands 3 as one of the 2019 releases hordes of gamers are waiting on rather excitedly.

PlayStation Plus subscribers were treated to Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel as part of the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection at no cost as the free game for June, which was quite a haul. And this should leave them even more keen on getting a copy of the next game.

According to Gearbox senior producer Anthony Nicholson, Borderlands 3 will be heavily focused on its story, which is considered to be just as important as gameplay and loot from a development perspective.

"Narrative in this one is definitely important and we want to make sure that that coincides in a very good way, with our new gameplay and the things that fans have grown to love about the series," Nicholson told GamingBolt.

Simply put, fans can expect a proper storyline from the new game. Although, there should be very little surprise here, in spite of recent trends. While the multiplayer component looks to be very immersive, given the novel features mentioned above, the story should be just as engaging.

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