Crossplay teased for 2021.
Borderlands 3 is coming to both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 with some cool new features that Gearbox announced during PAX Online tonight.
For starters, the Looter has a free next-generation upgrade that applies to all content you purchase as well as your saved games. Basically, you transfer everything to the next generation.
Borderlands 3 runs at 60 frames per second and in 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in single player mode, Gearbox emphasizes. The next generation versions also include two local co-op features that are free for all players: the split screen for four players and the option to split the screen horizontally or vertically in co-op mode for two players. This is what the split screen looks like for four players:
Here’s what the vertical split screen looks like (note: the vertical split screen option will also be added to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game via a free patch).
According to Gearbox, Borderlands 3 players can expect more add-on content later in 2020. The next paid add-on doesn’t look like the campaign DLCs from the now-complete Season Pass, but it does include a brand new game mode plus a new skill tree for every vault hunter. The new skill trees contain new action skills.
For example, FL4K has a new trapper skill tree that highlights the shields and survivability for both FL4K and her pet. FL4K’s new action ability is Gravity Snare, a throwing trap that throws enemies into the air before slamming them back to the ground. Enemies within their radius will have their attacks interrupted, giving FL4K a crowd control ability for the first time.
In other FL4K messages, they get a new pet option: a Hyperion Loaderbot. This can be set in a number of ways as you work your way through the skill tree.
And finally, Gearbox teased the crossplay for Borderlands 3 in 2021.