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The Borderlands 3 trailer is here and it’s everything you wanted

Shut up, you’re crying: we have a Borderlands 3 trailer and trust me when I say it’s absolutely perfect. Prepare yourself for tongue-in-cheek captions, unmistakable characters, a return of most of the Vault Hunters from Borderlands (opens in new tab), Borderlands 2 (opens in new tab), and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (opens in new tab), Psychos, Sirens, Skags, a crazy amount of guns, and a saxophone solo from Brick. Not joking. Why the hell are you still reading this?! Watch it in the video below now! 

Look, I’m just going to say it: this trailer is a great big hulking sign that Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab) is going to be worth the wait. It’s nailed the tone of the games right down to the top-knotch song choice, and every single scene has the amount of cocky swagger the games have become associated with. Fan-favourite characters like Ellie, Sir Hammerlock, and Lilith are returning - though it definitely looks like she’s in a pickle in one scene in the trailer - and as well as all that there’s “over a billion guns” including some with legs, brand new modes of transport like a motorbike with a wheel that goes over your ENTIRE BODY (Mr Torgue would be proud of those caps) and the kind of location design that makes you doubt your eyes for a split second. Yes, that really is a ferris wheel you can see in the background, by the way. Us Vault Hunters really couldn’t have asked for anything more. It’s been seven long years since Borderlands 2 came out, and although the Pre-Sequel was damn fine, I’m afraid nothing matches up to seeing the faces of our dear old messed-up Vault Hunters on screen and ready to kick some butt. I’ll be right back - I’m just going to watch the trailer another gazillion times. 

If you can’t get enough Borderlands content right now I really don’t blame you: here’s our new Borderlands trailer breakdown (opens in new tab) of the teaser we got yesterday, and below you’ll find all of the secrets we spotted in that brief but magnificent clip!

While here at GamesRadar, Zoe was a features writer and video presenter for us. She's since flown the coop and gone on to work at Eurogamer where she's a video producer, and also runs her own Twitch and YouTube channels. She specialises in huge open-world games, true crime, and lore deep-dives.