Borderlands 3 co-op partners won't compete for loot, unlike in Borderlands 2

Borderlands 3 co-op players won't have to argue over loot after every firefight, unlike in Borderlands 2, Gearbox Software's art director Scott Kester has announced.

In Borderlands 2, players had to fight over the spoils: when a good gun dropped, whoever reached it first got to keep it. But in Borderlands 3, players will see separate loot, which means you can grab and sort through it at your leisure.

It sounds like the game will be more flexible about who you can play with in co-op, too. Even if you're a much lower level than your partner you can still make a big impact, and it won't restrict who you can team up with based on your mission progress, Kester said in a PlayStation blog post.

"Regardless of your respective levels or mission progress, you and your friends can play together online or on the couch, and not only will each of you deal a meaningful amount of damage, you’ll also receive your own discrete loot stream. No more loot ninjas!"

You'll be able to turn on the Borderlands 2-style shared loot system if you want, Kester said. It might be fun if you're playing with someone you know well—you can share the excitement when a particularly cool weapon drops, and sort through gear twice as fast.

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