If you’ve been wondering whether Borderlands 3 is an open world game or not, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here to clear things up with a guide.
Is Borderlands 3 Open World? Answered
To get right to the point, Borderlands 3 isn’t exactly an open world game; instead, it’s more like open world-esque. Much like other entries in the series, it is host to a sizable game world which is split into different zones and sections.
As you make your way through the game’s main story, you’ll unlock new sections of the game as you undertake main missions, typically in step with your level to ensure you’re never too overwhelmed by the enemies in each area.
This means sections of the world will be locked off to you until you progress through the game, limiting you to areas which you’re supposed to have access to based on your level and progress through the game.
Should You Explore Areas You’ve Already Been to?
Of course, that isn’t to say these areas aren’t worth exploring as much as possible.
Each new area you come across in Borderlands 3 has a decent array of side quests to take part in, many of which are off the beaten path the main missions guide you along. These can grant a number of rewards from experience to new weapons you can add to your arsenal, and some will also provide some funny side plots in line with the series’ usual sense of humor.
To that end, you can still find enough content to keep you preoccupied for plenty of time if you so choose, equal to if not greater than that which you’d spend on most any other open world games.
Hopefully this cleared up whether Borderlands 3 is an open world game or not. For more on the game, check out the title’s launch trailer that puts an emphasis on mayhem and friendship.