Borderlands (1, 2, 3, Presequel) Terms and Slang

The Borderlands series has been around for many years now. With a new game coming out in the near future, it is important to know what terminology you need to be familiar with so that you can enjoy the game from your first minute playing. In this blog post, we will go over all of the terminologies that are found in Borderlands and give explanations about them as well!

  • Borderlands : Borderlands is a first person action role-playing, RPG video game that was released in 2009. The story centers around an unnamed player and four other characters who must battle their way through the world of Pandora while making their way to the Vault. The main function of this games is shooting with guns and grenades while also having the ability to jump, run, swim, climb or crawl. There are many different weapons available for use in this game such as pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles and grenade launchers. This game has very detailed graphics which can be seen when there are numerous effects on screen at once such as fireballs being shot from a gun or explosions happening near by.
  • Capstone: The final skill in a skill tree.
  • COM: Class mod.
  • DOT: Damage over time.
  • FFYL: Fight For Your Life. After your HP hits 0, you can get a second chance for reviving by enterting FFYL mode. Killing an enemy while in FFYL can restore your HP and shields.
  • Badass Rank: It is a reward system which increase charatcer’s statuses in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
  • Guardian Rank: It is a replacement of Badass Rank. Guardian Rank is a gameplay system in Borderlands 3 that gives permanent gameplay bonuses like stas and perks as a reward.
  • Longbow Grenade: The grenade is teleported to aimed location.
  • NVHM: Normal Vault Hunter Mode
  • TVHM: True Vault Hunter Mode
  • UVHM: Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode
  • Trinket: Trinkets are cosmetic items introduced in Borderlands 3 that offer no additional bonuses to weapons. They seem like keychains which hang off a weapon and can be earned through completion of quests, challenges, or any suitable loot source with some only available for purchase through DLC packs.
  • Proc: refers to a skill that is automatically activated.

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