Borderlands 3 Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrade on PS5 & Xbox Series X

According to an announcement at the Gearbox panel at PAX Online, they’re working on next-gen upgrades for Borderlands 3. These updates will be free for all of you that own the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, if you’re planning to pick up a PS5 or Xbox Series X, you can take your current copy of the game along. You know, just like fans of Control absolutely can’t without shelling out money, but let’s not get sidetracked here.

borderlands 3 getting free next-gen upgrade on ps5 & xbox series x
Borderlands 3 Getting Free Next-Gen Upgrade on PS5 & Xbox Series X

Not only can you migrate Borderlands 3 for free onto the new generation of consoles, but this also includes all the DLC that you’ve bought, and your saves. You’re not going to lose a single thing you’ve achieved. Gearbox claim that it will run at 60 fps and in 4K in single player on next-gen, so that’s cool, too. So far, so good, but that’s not where the upgrades stop. There will be new co-op stuff; namely, vertical split-screen for two players and four-player split-screen for local multiplayer (both also coming on PS4 and Xbox One via free update).

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There’s also new content for the game in the pipeline. For example, you can expect to see a new game mode, new skill trees for all classes, and new action skills, all of it paid DLC, unfortunately. They’ve also dropped some hints towards at potential crossplay which might arrive at some point in 2021. Oh, and FL4K will get a new pet, the Hyperion Loaderbot, which is kinda fun. We’ll see how it all works when it comes out.

So, yeah, there you have it. That’s what you lovely Borderlands 3 players can look forward to in the recent future. There’s no set release date for the upgraded versions, but I assume it’ll be some time in 2021. At the time of writing, you can get the game on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and Mac.

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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