Hey there fellow Vault Hunters!
I’ve been making a huge quality of life list within the forums but there is one thing that’s been on my mind for ages that 100% deserves it own post.
I’m of course referring to weapon customisation.
Now this is a big one because part of the fun of borderlands and something that keeps you coming back is that RNG style of the guns and I think i’ve come up with a solution that not only protects that but also adds to it and opens it up to some really interesting.
Now one of my favourite features in Borderlands 3 is the way you acquire parts for the Catch-a-ride system, being able to find vehicles in the world and deconstruct them to gain their parts. The weapon de-constructor would be a similar thing, you would bring guns you don’t need or want anymore and feed them into the machine, and in return you would gain access to the attachments that are on that weapon.
However! It is to be noted that the attachments you get from the machine only work on guns that have the same name.
For example a Tamed Hyena’s accessories would only work on other Hyena weapons. It’s the same with legendaries; an Artic Tamed Night Hawkin’s accessories would only work on other Night Hawkin Guns.
This simplifies the process and means that you can’t equip accessories to weapons that wouldn’t typically have them in a world spawn.
You will be able to equip as many accessories onto the weapons as you want as long as they do not clash with others, and it will cost you credits dependant on the level of the weapon.
Anointed bonuses will also be available for deconstruction but will be available for any weapon in the same class (SMG, Sniper etc) - These will cost a sum of Eridium to apply (400+ dependant on the bonus)
When a weapon has been customised it will gain a silver two-tone colour over whatever rarity it originally was so that you can identify that it is customised in your inventory.
You’ll be able to see when a weapon has a parts you don’t currently have on their stats pop-up, to make thing easier when looting.
I think the ability to customise your weapons in this way would be something that really adds to the game, but also means that once you start grinding the higher levels you actually feel more excited to find weapons you already have, because maybe they have that sight you want, or a barrel mod you haven’t unlocked yet. Not only that but it allows you to push weapons to a higher tier and also mix and match parts to suit your play-style.
I’d love to hear thoughts, feedback and any questions anyone has about this and I’ll respond as soon as I can!