Well, after the last few days of rumors being tossed around regarding Borderlands 3. The confirmed info has been released, both the September 13, 2019 release date for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Yes, the PC version will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store. We saw the earlier tweet that was deleted that dropped this info before, but we wanted to wait until we had actual confirmation.
A Gameplay Reveal Event is scheduled for May 1st. As the name suggests, we’ll get some actual gameplay from this event and possibly more. We’ll update where you’ll be able to watch this when we find out more.
So, let’s address the elephant in the room. Yes, it’s on the Epic Games Store and as you know, I don’t agree with the tactics that Epic Games is using. That said, if you’re a fan of the game then get the game. Not buying the game won’t hurt Epic Games as much as it would hurt Gearbox Software. This decision to publish to EGS was the sole decision of 2K Interactive, not Gearbox Software. Thankfully, it does appear that the exclusivity window is only 6 months instead of the year we originally thought. Meaning Borderlands 3 will be available everywhere else in April 2020.
Or you could just skip the PC version (gasp!) altogether. That’s your call, we’re just reporting on the news. As for me, yes, I’m still getting it for PC. I’m supporting the devs.
There’s also several different editions of the game, ranging from $59.99 for the standard. Up to $249.99 for the really serious Borderland fans.
Borderlands 3 Standard Edition – $59.99
The Borderlands 3 Standard Edition includes the base game and a pre-order bonus that includes the Gold weapon skins & weapon trinket.
Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition – $79.99 The Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition includes the base game, as well as bonus digital content:
Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition – $99.99
The Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition includes all the bonus digital content and pre-order bonus 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.
It’s worth mentioning that the $99.99 price tag will change to $119.99 starting on September 17, 2019. So grab it if you want the cheaper price.
Borderlands 3 Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition – $249.99
Celebrate the return of the original shooter-looter with the Diamond Loot Chest Collector’s Edition, a swag-splosion of collectibles digistructed straight from the worlds of Borderlands 3 – available at GameStop.
This edition includes the full game, season pass, and all bonus digital content and pre-order bonus of the Super Deluxe Edition, plus: Diamond Loot Chest Replica: Featuring a functional retractable lid, this chest is perfect for storing your real-world loot;
Borderlands 3 character figurines (x10): Make room on your shelf for the whole crew, including the four new Vault Hunters, the fanatical Calypso Twins, and some of your favorite characters from the Borderlands universe! (Approximately 3” tall.);
Sanctuary 3 snap model: Construct your very own Sanctuary 3 model ship and display it proudly on its included stand;
Vault Key keychains (x4): Because you never know when you might stumble across an unopened Vault;
Cloth galaxy map: Discover new worlds beyond Pandora with Typhon DeLeon’s map of the Borderlands;
Character art lithographs (x5): Unique character prints starring the new Vault Hunters and fanatical Calypso Twins;
Borderlands 3 Steelbook case: A gorgeous metal case for any collector’s shelf.
There you go! A release date, several different editions, a gameplay live stream and yes, the Epic Games Store. What do you think about it all? Let us know in the comments below!