On November 10, Borderlands 3 will see the beginning of its Year 2 content with the Designer's Cut update. One of the big highlights for this new content drop are the new skill trees for each of the vault hunters, allowing them to use additional action skills and buffs to alter their playstyles even more. GameSpot had the chance to get some early hands-on time with the Designer's Cut, and we spent some time experimenting with the new builds for the vault hunters.
In this video, we have some new gameplay of Amara utilizing powers from the Enlightened Force skill tree, which grants her the new Phaseflare action skill. This particular skill allows the Siren to summon a massive orb of elemental energy that can damage in its reach, and it can even be used as a large wrecking ball against foes. If you happen to strike the orb with your melee attacks, you can send it flying towards nearby enemies, which can potentially amplify the damage of the Phaseflare skill. Depending on your build, Phaseflare can also send out mini-projectiles and even heal nearby allies.
In addition to Amara's new skill tree, we've also got gameplay for Fl4k's new abilities that focus on trapping enemies and opening them up for attacks. We'll have more info on the other vault hunters coming later, so be sure to check back with GameSpot for more information on what's to come with the Designer's Cut update, along with some upcoming details on what the new Arms Race mode is all about.