Borderlands 3 is now available worldwide.
Borderlands 3

For many fans, your patient waiting has come to an end as Borderlands 3 is now available worldwide. The Gearbox developed game is out now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store. And, of course, here is the usual reminder that it will be more widely released on more open PC platforms after about six months.

Borderlands 3 has been in development for roughly five years. It promises to once again deliver the looter shooter (shlooter) experience that you've kind of come to know and expect from the previous games in the franchise.

At present, Borderlands 3 is sitting at an 85% average score at OpenCritic, though I will provide a gentle reminder about the unique situation surrounding early review copies of the game.

In Borderlands 3 you play as four different "Vault Hunters." You shoot a large variety of bad guys, square off in boss encounters, and you can play online co-op with up to four players. The big appeal is acquiring a bunch of loot and shooting a lot of things, hence the "looter shooter" description.

Borderlands 3 expands and improves many of the key features that made the series a critical and commercial success, while also introducing innovative new concepts to its proven formula, including:
  • A Mayhem-Fueled Thrill Ride: The fanatical Calypso Twins have united the bandit clans and are closing in on the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down. Uncover the rewarding mysteries, memorable inhabitants, and deep lore of the extensive Borderlands narrative universe.
  • Your Vault Hunter, Your Playstyle: Become one of four extraordinary new Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities and playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options.
  • Lock, Load, and Loot: With multiple distinct weapons manufacturers, a revolutionary content generation system, and special legendary drops to uncover, your ever-improving arsenal comes with near-infinite possibilities. Shotguns with bullet shields? Rifles with multiple elemental damage types? SMGs that grow legs and chase down enemies? All of the above!
  • New Borderlands: Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more!
  • Quick & Seamless Co-Op Action: With the new “level-sync” system, the experience seamlessly scales for each individual player. That means you can play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Plus, when you take down enemies and challenges as a team, “loot instancing” ensures you reap rewards that are yours alone – no one misses out on loot.
With multiple editions chock-full of digital bonus content, fans can pick the loot-splosionthat’s right for them: the Borderlands 3 Standard Edition is available for $59.99 and includes the base game. The Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition is available for $79.99 and includes the base game, as well as the following bonus digital content: Retro Cosmetic Pack, Neon Cosmetic Pack, Gearbox Cosmetic Pack, Toy Box Weapon Pack, and XP & Loot Drop Boost Mods.

Finally, the Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition is available for $99.99 and includes all the bonus digital content of the Deluxe Edition plus the Borderlands 3 Season Pass, which includes: four (4) campaign DLC packs featuring new stories, missions and challenges; Butt Stallion weapon skin, weapon trinket, and grenade mod. Please note that starting September 17, 2019,the digital version of Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Editionwill update to the full MSRP of $119.99.