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How to duel in Borderlands 3 (PvP)

If you’re wondering how to duel in Borderlands 3, you’ve come to the right place. Vault Hunters across the world aren’t sure if there’s a PvP mode in the franchise’s latest entry, or if this dueling mode is a version of this game type. We’re here to provide the answers to these queries so you don’t have to aimlessly search the internet for them. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this how to duel in Borderlands 3 guide and see what’s what.

Can you duel in Borderlands 3?

How to duel in Borderlands 3

You certainly can. The game contains a new dueling mode that allows all four players, in the same game, to fight it out either for the best loot or just for a laugh. This free-for-all mode allows you to see which Vault Hunter is the best out of your group, and show off their newly acquired legendary loot depending on who comes out on top. Duels usually only last for a few seconds, as weapons quickly overload shields.

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Dueling isn’t mandatory as there’s a shared-loot mechanic if everyone agrees to each get the loot. For those competitors among you, however, this could give you that extra bit of bite you’re looking for. Just don’t lose your friends over a loot fight!

How to duel in Borderlands 3 (PvP)

How to duel in Borderlands 3

To duel in Borderlands 3, you simply have to go up to a fellow Vault Hunter and press the melee button to hit them. If they melee you back, a dome will appear above your heads. You can then fight it out to see who wins the duel.

On Xbox One and PS4, you can press in on the right joystick on your controller. On PC, you’ll want to use your melee key binding to hit your fellow player.