Borderlands 3 coming to PS5, Xbox Series

Plus more downloadable content due out in 2020.

Borderlands 3

Publisher 2K Games and developer Gearbox Software will release Borderlands 3 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series platforms, the companies announced.

Users who already own the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game will receive a free upgrade to the next-generation version of the same console family. This applies to all purchased additional content, as well as game saves.

Borderlands 3 will run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second in single-player on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as well as introduce three- and four-player split-screen cooperative play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, plus the option to divide the screen horizontally or vertically in two-player cooperative play. The vertical split-screen option will also be added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions via a free update.

Cross-platform play is also coming to Borderlands 3 in 2021.

Additional Borderlands 3 downloadable content will also launch later in 2020. While the next paid downloadable content “won’t look like the campaign downloadable content of the now-complete Season Pass,” it will include a new game mode, one new skill tree for each Vault Hunter, and new Action Skills.

A new “Trapper” skill tree will be introduced for FL4K, which emphasizes shields and survivability for both FL4K and their pet. FL4K’s new Action Skill, “Gravity Snare,” is a throwable trap that tosses enemies up into the air before slamming them back into the ground, interrupting the attacks of enemies caught in its radius.

FL4k’s latest pet option, a “Hyperion Loaderbot,” can be built up in a variety of ways as you develop the skill tree. For example:

  • The range-based ION Loader fires slow-moving projectiles can be shot to create powerful shock novas.
  • The BUL Loader charges enemies and knocks them into the air with its shield (or just roundhouse kicks them).
  • The WAR Loader packs an incendiary shotgun, can toss grenades, and unleashes homing missiles on command.

Read more about FL4K’s new skill tree at Borderlands.com.

Borderlands 3 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, and Stadia.

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