Borderlands 3: Gearbox and 2K announce an innovative Twitch extension
Borderlands 3, the latest installment in the popular looter-shooter franchise, is getting a new Twitch extension that will allow viewers to interact with streamers and earn in-game rewards. The extension, called ECHOcast, will launch on September 13th, the same day as the game's release.
ECHOcast will let viewers access the streamer's inventory, skill tree, and map, as well as vote on various events that will affect the gameplay. For example, viewers can vote on what kind of loot the streamer will find in a rare chest, or what kind of enemy they will face in a boss fight. Additionally, viewers will have a chance to win loot that the streamer finds in the game, which they can claim and use in their own copy of Borderlands 3.
Gearbox and 2K claim that ECHOcast is the first Twitch extension to offer such a level of interactivity and reward for viewers. They hope that it will enhance the streaming experience for both streamers and fans of Borderlands 3. The extension will be compatible with PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game.
ECHOcast is not only a fun way to watch Borderlands 3 streams, but also a great way to get free loot for your own game. By linking your SHiFT and Twitch accounts, you can participate in rare chest events that give you a chance to win the same loot that the streamer finds[^1^]. All you have to do is opt in when the event is triggered and wait for the results. If you are one of the lucky winners, you can choose one of the items from the chest and claim it in your in-game mailbox[^2^]. The loot will be scaled to your level, so you don't have to worry about getting something too weak or too strong[^1^].
But that's not all. ECHOcast also lets you explore the streamer's character build, inventory, and map. You can see what skills they have chosen, what weapons and gear they are using, and where they are on the map. You can also access their Guardian Rank, which shows their progress and bonuses in the endgame[^3^]. This way, you can learn from their choices, get inspired by their loadouts, and discover new areas and secrets in the game.
ECHOcast is a unique and innovative Twitch extension that enhances the Borderlands 3 streaming experience for both streamers and viewers. It allows viewers to interact with the game in real time, influence the gameplay, and earn loot for themselves. It also allows streamers to showcase their character build, inventory, and map, and attract more viewers with the interactive features. ECHOcast is free, easy to use, and available in 12 languages. If you are a fan of Borderlands 3, you don't want to miss this opportunity to join the fun and get some loot.[^1^] aa16f39245