IntroductionBorderlands 3, by Gearbox Software and 2K Games, is the long-awaited sequel to Borderlands 2 from way back in 2012. This smash-hit action adventure combines FPS and RPG elements and is unique for its cell-shaded (comic book-like) production design and post-apocalyptic setting. In the third chapter, Borderlands goes interplanetary. You play as a Vault hunter who has been enlisted by Lilith to chase down the story's antagonists, the Calypso twins, who are on their way to Vaults on the planet Pandora, to form a violent cult called the "Children of the Vault". The game has a combination of main- and side quests.
Borderlands 3 introduces new skill trees, procedurally generated loot and weapons, perks, and newer gameplay mechanics, such as wall-mounting and crouch-slide (similar to Apex Legends). A spacecraft serves as a central hub between missions so players can focus on skills, upgrades, crafting, inventory management, and other RPG elements.
The universe of Borderlands 3 is brought to life by Unreal Engine 4, which takes advantage of DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 and appears to be heavy on AMD optimization, including support for FidelityFX. In this review, we put it through our collection of 23 graphics cards across three key resolutions—1080p, 1440p, and 4K Ultra HD—to show you what you need to get this engaging RPG title on the road.