Announced during the company’s PAX Online 2020 showcase, Gearbox confirmed that Borderlands is coming to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. And, if you own the game on current-gen consoles, you’ll receive a free upgrade to the respective next-gen version, and be able to carry across all saves and additional purchases.
The next-gen versions run at 60 fps at 4K resolution on both next-gen systems in single-player. And the arrival of these next-gen versions will also bring two requested features that will be available to PS4 and Xbox One players via a free patch: Four-player splitscreen, and the option to do vertical splitscreen in two-player co-op.
Meanwhile, Gearbox also confirmed additional DLC coming later this year. While the next paid DLC won’t be similar to the campaign DLCs that have been part of the season pass, it will include both a new game mode and a new skill tree for each Vault Hunter, which also means new Action Skills.
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Gearbox showcased FL4k’s new Trapper skill tree, a more defensive-minded skill tree that focuses on shields and survivability, while FL4K’s new Action Skill is Gravity Snare. This throwable trap sends enemies skyward before they’re slammed into the ground. FL4K will also have a new pet option, the Hyperion Loaderbot, which can be be customized toward other a far-ranged ION Loader, a more close-quarters BUL Loader, and the firepower-focused WAR Loader.
IGN’s Borderlands 3 review called the base game “a high-point for the series – and the genre as a whole.”
Since its release, Gearbox has released several DLC expansions as part of the Borderlands 3 season pass, including the most recent Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck DLC.