Borderlands 3 DLC Shows Off FL4K's New Skill Tree

Published: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 17:04 | By: Brian Renadette
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During PAX Online, Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 is going to be getting a new bit of DLC later this year. This new DLC will include a new skill tree for each of the Vault Hunters, and Gearbox gave viewers a look at what to expect from FL4K's skill tree.

Graeme Timmins, the creative director on Borderlands 3, announced that a newly-announced yet unnamed DLC will be arriving for the game later this year, and will feature new modes, new missions, and a new skill tree for each playable character. To get folks excited, Gearbox gave us a look at some of the skills FL4K has in their new 'Trapper' skill tree, which gives them the ability to use Hyperion Loader Bots as allies. They start out as range-based ION Loaders, but they can be specced into a more melee-oriented BUL Loaders with a shotgun and shield or WAR Loaders that use a shotgun, grenades, and homing missiles.

 
 

As for the action skill, the gravity snare gives FL4K their first crowd control ability. Enemies caught in the snare will be lifted up and thrown down into the ground, interrupting enemy attacks. The Trapper skill tree also helps improve FL4K and their pets survivability, which was something brought up by members of the community. FL4K's passive skills improve a boost to shield recharge and shield recharge delay, giving FL4K's pets a copy of their shield, and giving FL4K and their pets the ability to recharge a part of their shields when they land a critical hit. The capstone of the skill tree, 'Capacitance,' effectively doubles FL4K's shield and instantly begins recharging it whenever they use an action skill.

There's no release date yet on this unnamed DLC. Borderlands 3 is available on PC via Steam and Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia.


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I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a major in writing and a minor in gaming. I have a passion for video games and writing. I also enjoy volunteering at my local SPCA by walking the dogs.