Borderlands 3 is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X.
During today’s PAX Online, Gearbox Software and 2K confirmed full next-generation support for Border areas 3.
The confirmation that Borderlands 3 is available for both the Xbox Series X and PS5 should come as no surprise as the studio developed the game using Unreal Engine as it is compatible with the next generation.
If you already own the latest version of the game on Xbox One and play on Xbox Series X, you will get a free upgrade to Xbox Series X. And if you own the game on PS4, you will get a free upgrade to PS5 version, when you play on PS5.
This applies to all content you have purchased as well as all of your storage. You can transfer everything to the new generation of consoles. The game runs at 60 fps at 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and PS5 in single player mode.
The digital showcase also revealed new Vault Hunter skill trees, additional content, vertical split screen, local four-player co-op, and much more.
You can expect the next-gen console versions to include two highly sought-after local co-op features that are free to all gamers. For the first time you can play the split screen for four players.
When playing in two-player co-op, you have the option to split the screen horizontally or vertically. This vertical split screen option is also being added to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game via a free patch.
Borderlands 3 will have additional add-on content later this year. The next paid add-on doesn̵
During today’s showcase, Gearbox took a look at t FL4K’s new “Trapper” ability tree, which highlights the shields and survivability of FL4K and their pet, as well as FL4K’s new action ability: Gravity Sling.
This is a throwing trap that will throw enemies into the air before knocking them back into the ground. Enemies within their radius will interrupt their attacks, giving FL4K a crowd control ability for the first time.
The gearbox also revealed FL4K’s newest pet option: a Hyperion Loaderbot. The Loaderbot buddy can be specified in a number of different ways as you edit the skill tree.
These include the range-based ION loader, which fires slow moving projectiles, the BUL loader, which attacks enemies and tosses them in the air with its shield, and the WAR loader, which grabs an incendiary shotgun, can throw and fire grenades Homing missile command.
To learn even more about FL4K’s new Skill Tree and all of the benefits it includes, be sure to check out the latest blog post.
More information on the other skill trees, the new game mode, and all of the other content in the next Borderlands 3 DLC can be expected in the coming months.
At some point in the next year you may even see “news” about crossplay.