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This is the FAQ. It answers frequently asked, or common questions.
What is Borderlands?
Borderlands is a series of games, and game tie-ins, set on a violent and chaotic world in a science fiction environment.
- Borderlands (2009) - Role-playing first-person shooter
- Borderlands 2 (2012) - Role-playing first-person shooter
- Tales from the Borderlands - (2014) Adventure game
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2014) - Role-playing first-person shooter
87 Bazillion Guns?
Borderlands has an extraordinarily high number of weapons, the final count being over 17 million (as stated by the head developer at a midnight release, "Only I know exactly how many guns there are, and the number is well over 17 million). Each weapon is created through a complex procedural generation process. See Gearbot for more information.
Borderlands takes classic shooters such as Call of Duty and Halo and adds RPG elements to them. Gearbox Software aims to make a game that hardcore FPS players can just pick up and know how to play, but offer a depth of play that you can only really get from story driven role playing games. Gearbox claims they are coming at roleplaying shooters from a different direction than others that have attempted this before. Fallout 3 is a RPG; even though Fallout 3 has guns, it is not a shooter. Borderlands comes at the game from the shooter side and puts RPG elements on top, i.e. skill trees and character classes. Borderlands is a mix of Half-Life (classic FPSs), Diablo (classic RPGs), with Left 4 Dead (4-player co-op) all thrown together with Mad Max and more sodium!
Borderlands and its first person shooter sequels offer a violent and bloody style of gameplay. The Borderlands Wiki has some parental advisory information compiled here.
What is this site?
The Borderlands Wiki is a wiki containing a repository of knowledge about Borderlands, its spinoffs, and sequels.
How do I edit a page?
Make a user account, and click the edit button at the top of any page. The user account remains consistent for any wiki on Wikia, and helps to attribute contributions to the specific users who have made them.