Drop in, collect the best loot and then extract to keep it.
After promising it wouldn’t be a battle royale mode, Gearbox Software has finally showcased just what Borderlands 3’s upcoming Arms Race mode. Turns out it’s more like The Division’s Survival mode. Players drop in with nothing (not even any abilities), loot different items and have to fight for survival against enemies before extracting.
The key hook is that extracting allows you to keep whatever loot earned. Of course, dying means that all of that sweet loot is lost and you’ll have to start over. Overall, it’s an interesting twist on what The Division offered and should offer a nice replayable way to earn loot (though whether any new items will be added remains to be seen).
Borderlands 3’s Arms Race mode is out on November 10th. It’s included with the Designer’s Cut and purchased with Season Pass 2, which also includes new Skill Trees for each of the Vault Hunters. That’s only one part of the Season Pass though – more DLC is planned for next year so stay tuned.