Borderlands 3 Guide: 4 Tips To Help You Get Started

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Borderlands 3 is official available worldwide and longtime fans are sure to easily get into the game. However, the latest installment in this highly acclaimed series has some new features that even veterans should keep in mind. Here are some tips that both pros and noobs can look into while becoming the best Vault Hunter in the Borderlands universe.

Grab vehicles when you can

In many games, you can always explore the world on foot. The same can be said for Borderlands 3. However, getting inside vehicles allow you to get to your quest objectives faster. In Borderlands 3, like with the previous games, you can always get a vehicle at a Catch-A-Ride station. However, if you are feeling a little bit naughty, you can hijack those aggressive bandit drivers that get too close.

You can even get access to vehicles that are tucked away on certain levels. These appear as purple models on the minimap. If you manage to get these vehicles to a Catch-A-Ride station in one piece, you can have Ellie reverse-engineer the modifications to be used in your very own car collection.

Make sure to equip different weapons

Borderlands 3 offers you a large number of guns. However the game includes only six types of ammo. These are Pistol, Assault, SMG, Shotgun, Sniper, and Heavy. What this means is that you need to have a variety of weapons handy so that you won't run out of ammo. Say you have two pistols. The best thing to do is pick one up and then keep the second one in your Backpack. This is better than having two weapons on you that have the chance to run dry at the same time. As you level up you need to expand your carrying capacity. To do this, you need to go to Sanctuary III and look for Marcus to purchase Storage Deck Upgrades.

Take note of the elemental damage type

Borderlands 3 gives you five different elemental damage types. These are Incendiary, Shock, Corrosive, Cryo, and Radiation. Different types of enemies are affected by different types of elemental weapons. The trick is to look at your enemy's health bar, which is color-coded. If your enemy shows a red health bar, then go for Incendiary since it can tear through flesh. Do your enemies have their shields on as shown by a blue health bar? Then use Shock as it destroys shields. Meanwhile, opponents with Armor have yellow health bars, so Corrosive is the elemental damage of choice.

Be Sure to Equip Class Mods

Class Mods are class-specific pieces of gear that gives you bonuses when equipped. In general, the bonuses comes as points on skill trees. This means that you can now get access to abilities and buffs that you originally didn't have the points to use. You can also use them to go over the cap on the skills that you have maxed out. However, you can only use Class Mods once you complete a specific mission on Promethea. If you do manage to find Class Mods gear before finding the required mission, be sure to store it in the Player Bank which can be found in the Crew Quarters of Sanctuary III.

Hopefully these four simple tips can help you get started on your journey to becoming the best Vault Hunter there is.

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