How many guns are in Borderlands 3? A fine question when you consider the scale in which Borderlands 3 makes new weapons.
In short, Gearbox made an announcement over the summer that the game has 1 billion guns! This is just a number Gearbox threw out there because they don’t even know how many guns are in the game. According to Paul Sage, the game's Creative Director, one billion guns is being conservative.
How Many Guns Are in Borderlands 3?
“It is a made-up number, because I don’t really want to do the math," said Sage. "I will say a billion was our safe number. It is well over a billion.” Although a boastful quantity, Gearbox wants players to realize the quality of each gun and how it affects the game. “Numbers are one thing. Not every gun can feel different from every other gun, but we really wanted to highlight -- can these guns, as much as possible, vary in gameplay from gun to gun," said Sage.
Gearbox wanted to emphasize how each gun plays differently, not that there are guns that look different but play the same. It is possible to have an overpowered weapon in the game, but as you progress through the levels, the enemies will become stronger and stronger. The overpowered weapons are only obtained through tough gameplay, so Gearbox wants the player to enjoy the fruits of their labor, even if it is only for a few levels.
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