Starting May 1st, Twitch.tv users will find the new Borderlands 3 ECHOcast extension that will allow them to potentially earn loot and items for the game long ahead of its September release. "This extension will not only allow Twitch viewers to interact with livestreams of Borderlands 3 in exciting new ways, it will also give viewers opportunities to score their own in-game items by participating in events with other viewers right there in the stream."
When streamers start showcasing Borderlands 3, viewers will be able to interact with Twitch and check out loadouts, backpack contents and see their skill trees. In addition, there are loot chest scattered around in the game that start "opt-in" events once the streamer opens them.
Those who "opt-in" during the event "could potentially score a copy of one item from the Rare Chest the streamer opens". Contents can include weapons, shields, grenade mods and many others.
The ECHOcast Extension goes live on May 1st when the Borderlands 3 Worldwide Gameplay Reveal Event takes place. Starting at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern, players can enable the extension and watch content creators from around the world to get a chance to win loot.
Check out the Borderlands 3 site to learn more.