The Borderlands 3 Trailer reveal was a beautiful disaster - Dexerto

The Borderlands 3 Trailer reveal was a beautiful disaster

Published: 29/Mar/2019 3:06 Updated: 29/Mar/2019 11:21

by Bill Cooney


The Borderlands 3 trailer reveal on Thursday, March 28 didn’t go exactly as developer Gearbox Software would have liked and was plagued by technical difficulties throughout.

Borderlands 2 was released in 2012, so fans of the series have had to wait a solid seven years for an update on Borderlands 3.

The first trailer for the latest instalment in the Borderlands franchise was officially revealed to fans at PAX East and the presentation did not get off to a good start.

As the trailer began rolling, it resembled a powerpoint more than a video game trailer, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford begged PAX to help him out.

“Please help me out you guys,” he asked on stage. “I love PAX but come on. We should have brought our own equipment, right?”

Things, unfortunately, did not get better in the presentation from there. A second attempt was made by PAX staff to play the trailer and a second time they were shunned by the technology gods.

Things seemed promising for half a second after the smooth fade to black, but fans were greeted with another slideshow-quality trailer, this time with an extra Windows menu underneath the video display.

The crowd reacted with groans and jeers of “DLC” as PAX staff failed to get the trailer running for a second time.

People were quick to mock the presentation, but as far as the game goes, most fans seem very excited to be getting another Borderlands game and not just DLC or a new port for Borderlands 2.

Borderlands 3 brings back Lilith, Maya, Brick, Mordecai and Zer0, who were all featured in the trailer along with, of course, Claptrap.

As far as where the game seems to take place somewhat on Pandora, but the trailer also features a large city and jungle areas, so it probably won’t be all desert.

Despite the official trailer reveal being an absolute flop, the trailer posted to YouTube by Gearbox after the debacle at PAX actually looks pretty good, and like a fitting successor in the Borderlands series.

That hasn’t stopped plenty of people around the internet from dunking on the scuffed presentation at PAX though.

Streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel decided to check out the reveal for himself along with chat and he absolutely lost it when a viewer used the TTS donation to ask “Mr. Randy, may I please have another frame sir?”

“Dude, the video file itself is corrupted,” xQc said as he tried to stop laughing. “Please, kill me dude.”

Despite all the jokes, the disaster surrounding the trailer’s premier might mean more exposure and more people talking about Borderlands 3 than the game would have gotten if everything had gone off without a hitch.

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Best Krig 6 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 24/Nov/2020 12:35

by James Busby


The Krig 6 has slowly been creeping into the meta spotlight after the recent FFAR and M16 nerfs, so find out which attachments you should equip to increase this gun’s lethality. 

This deadly assault rifle delivers excellent precision and deals great damage across all ranges, making it one the most viable assault rifles in the current meta. This full-auto AR boasts excellent weapon control and quick reloads, while its methodical fire rate helps minimize recoil and keeps your shots accurate. 

It may not deal as much damage as the game’s AK-74, but its excellent accuracy more than makes up for that. The Krig 6’s minimal recoil also allows it to excel across Black Op’s Cold War’s larger-scale maps and modes. Whether it will be a meta defining gun when it’s added to Warzone remains to be seen, but it’s more than likely that this gun will likely prove to be a popular pick. 

In order to help you get the most out of the Krig 6, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Krig 6 loadout

Activision / Treyarch
The Krig 6 barely has any recoil when kitted out with these attachments.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Krig 6 in Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex
  • Infantry Compensator 
  • 19.7” Ranger
  • SOF Target Designator
  • Foregrip
  • 40 RND
  • Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Raider Stock 

By picking the Gunfighter wildcard, you can equip a total of eight attachments which gives you a great deal of flexibility when it comes to building the perfect loadout. The Millstop Reflex provides the Krig 6 with a clean sight that doesn’t clutter the screen, allowing you to easily spot enemies at a distance. 

Combine this with the 60% reveal distance from the SOF Target Designator and you’ll be able to snap onto the most well-hidden foes. After all, visibility remains a big problem in Black Ops Cold War, so having any attachments that help improve this is huge. 

Next up is the Infantry Compensator and Foregrip which diminish horizontal recoil by 27%, which makes the Krig 6 incredibly accurate. In fact, the recoil on this setup is so minimal that it effectively allows you to beam opponents across all distances. 

Bullet Velocity is also incredibly important in Black Ops Cold War and it is often the reason why the hit detection of certain weapons can feel a little off. After all, being able to quickly drop your foe before they can even react is always going to be beneficial, so the 19.7” Ranger is a must. 

KRIG 6 Combat Record stats
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The Krig 6 is steadily climbing up the popularity rankings.

Another top pick is the Airborne Elastic Wrap. This incredible attachment increases the Krig 6’s aim down sight time, gives you 90% Flinch Resistance, and allows you to aim while going prone. ADS speed is just as important in Black Ops Cold War as it was in Modern Warfare, particularly for any AR loadouts that want to be competitive against the game’s SMGs. 

Meanwhile, the added 90% Flinch Resistance also keeps your shots accurate even when you take damage. This will often enable you to counter your attackers with high precision shots. The Raider Stock also increases the AR’s Sprint to Fire time and Aim Walking Speed, giving you a great reactionary playstyle that can quickly melt foes in close-quarter firefights. 

While the 50 RND mag attachment offers a great deal of firepower, its reduction in ADS time makes it less optimal for standard multiplayer. As a result, the 40 RND variant has been used instead. The Krig 6 is capable of melting through multiple foes in a few bullets, so the 40 RND mag is more than enough. 

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