Get ready, Vault Hunters, because the first teaser trailer for Borderlands 3 is here and it’s jam-packed with secrets.
On Wednesday, Gearbox Software released a mysterious teaser for their irreverent wild-west science fiction video game series with the mysterious title “Mask of Mayhem.” It’s the long awaited return of the series, which most fans expected to be named Borderlands 3. However, according to this monochromatic trailer, that might not be the case.
The teaser, which Gearbox released with a tweet declaring “Mayhem is coming,” definitely lives up to the term “teaser,” working as more of an atmosphere piece than anything else. If you’re a fan of the wild video game franchise you’ll likely recognize a few of the characters who are represented in the stylish trailer, which bares more than a passing resemblance to the opening of Starz‘s pirate drama Black Sails… could that mean we’re going to see Borderlands 3: Pirates?
On a more serious note though, there are also some new faces in the short which focuses on different vehicles, people, and objects as they come together to create the iconic Psycho mask which has become synonymous with the Borderlands series. If you’ve got eagle eyes like one of the commenters over at Collider, you might notice a flashing light which is communicating a hidden message via Morse Code. Fans of the franchise will probably glean something important from the translation: “Count the Sirens.” If you’ve yet to play the game, the mythical females are a prominent part of the game’s lore, and this may mean the introduction of a Siren into the mix.
But that’s not the only secret hidden in the teaser; other fans spotted a hidden Braille message in the video’s lower-right corner around the 0:34 mark, which translates to “Follow and Obey,” which sounds like Handsome Jack’s version of “Like and Subscribe.” There’s also as a Vault code squirreled away in the trailer, which lets fans download special loot in games like Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
If you want to discover exactly what the future of Borderlands holds, then make sure you check out Gearbox’s PAX East panel, which will livestream on March 28, at 8AM ET/11AM PT.