Gearbox and 2K Announce Innovative Borderlands 3 Twitch Extension

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Twitch extensions are becoming more and more popular nowadays along with “Twitch drops”, especially from games related streamers. Developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K, feel they’ve taken it a step further. Both companies, in partnership with streaming platform Twitch, announced the Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Extension. This is “the” official Twitch extension for Borderlands 3.

Gearbox and 2K exuded a bit of sense of pride since they believe their extension features never before attempted functionality. This extension will not only allow Twitch viewers to interact with live streams of Borderlands 3 in exciting new ways, but it will also give viewers opportunities to score their own in-game items by participating in events with other viewers right there in the stream!

How Do Participation Events Work

According to Gearbox and 2K:

The Borderlands 3 ECHOcast Extension empowers viewers to look through their favorite streamers’ loadouts, explore the contents of their backpacks, and even poke around their skill trees. There are also special loot chests throughout the game that kickoff opt-in events every time a streamer finds and opens one.

If viewers opt in to one of these “Rare Chest Events,” they could potentially score a copy of one item from the Rare Chest the streamer opens. This could be a gun, a shield, a grenade mod—whatever the case, one lucky viewer receives a SHiFT code that can be redeemed for the specific item they select from among the items in the chest (though their copy of the item will be scaled to match their in-game level).

Twitch Extension Availability

The extension will be available starting May 1, just in time for the Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal Event. During the event content creators from across the globe will be playing and live streaming the game for the first time starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Fans who link their SHiFT and Twitch accounts and tune in to watch their favourite streamers will be able to get a head start on assembling their in-game arsenals ahead of Borderlands 3’s September 13 release.

For More Information On How To Install

For detailed instructions that explain how to install and utilize the extension, plus a straightforward demonstration narrated by our very own Claptrap, please click HERE.

Be sure to check out or on May 1 to see the game in action for the first time.

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Scott is a comic book, music and gaming nerd since the late 70s. Gaming all began on the Colecovision and Atari 2600. He buys and reads new comics every Wednesday from his LCBS and helps run an online Heavy Metal radio station.

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