Borderlands 3 How to Start a New Character

Starting a new character in Borderlands 3 is something you can do on the same profile, if you want to start the game over with a different character. Not only that, but the game lets you freely swap between characters on the same profile from the main menu. The question some have posed, though is how to make a new character in Borderlands 3. Well, it’s pretty simple, and we’ll explain it all in our Borderlands 3 How to Start a New Character guide.

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Borderlands 3 How to Start a New Character
Borderlands 3 How to Start a New Character

How to Start New Character on Same Profile in Borderlands 3?

To start a new character on the same profile in Borderlands, in the main menu, select New Game instead of Continue. From there, you’ll have to go through the same rigmarole you did when beginning for the first time. Select the difficulty, then choose between Coopetition and Cooperation. I regret to inform you that, yes, you’ll have to sit through all the introductory cutscenes yet again. Use the time to make a sandwich or reconnect with a loved one or something. Then, select the character you want this time around, and be on your way.

How to Switch Characters in Borderlands 3?

If you want to switch between characters on the same profile in Borderlands 3, go to the main menu, the one that pops up when you boot up the game. In the main menu, if you select Continue, you’ll resume with the last character you played as. So, instead, select Load Character. Choose the character whose story you want to continue. The game will automatically take you back to the main menu. All you gotta do now is hit Continue. You can do this freely from the main menu whenever you want.

Check out some of our other Borderlands 3 guides if you’re hurting with something else in the game. We’ve got you covered with articles such as How to Transfer Loot & Items Between Characters, How to Leave & Get Back to Sanctuary, and Errors, Crashes, Quest Bugs, Input Lag, Split Screen.

If you're having trouble with other things in the game, you might want to check out some of the other guides we've written. We've listed the locations of Red Chests, Typhon Logs, Dead Claptrap Parts and Hijack Targets. We've explored the mission choices, like what happens when you side with Holder or Ramsden in On The Blood Path, or when you tell Rhys to keep or lose mustache in Atlas at Last. We've also covered secrets, like the one where you have to open the Holy Broadcast Center locked door.

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    Robert N Raper

    Well I guess the question really is why does my game not have the New Game selection. Thanks for the complete lack of info as if no on could figure out New Game means new game….. not to be offensive it’s just I never had a problem rolling multiples in the other borderlands and this is some bullshit for 80 bucks if I’m stuck with a char I don’t like

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      THERE IS A WAY but only on new valt hunter pluss you press Squar and reset missions if you wont all the story mission wepons at maxx cap )

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      typo ment true valt hunter mode

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    Select play first

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