Epic Games Store FAILS Borderlands 3 launch, no pre-loading

Remember to start your Borderlands 3 downloads as soon as the game releases.

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PC players who are waiting to get their hands-on Borderlands 3 will have to wait just that little bit longer as the game won't have support for pre-loading.

According to Tim Sweeny, Epic Games' CEO, Borderlands 3 will not have support for pre-loading. For those that don't know, pre-loading is when players can download the game before it officially releases so when the game does release they can jump straight into the action as soon as possible.

This news has been confirmed via a fans question to Sweeny on Twitter, Sweeny replied saying "I'm sorry, we won't have support for preloading in the Borderlands release timeframe." When asked why this is the case for Borderlands 3, Sweeny said that since Borderlands 3 is a timed Epic Games Store exclusive, the Epic Games Stores infrastructure isn't "It's Complicated. We've released support for file preloading which is sufficient for some games, but we aren't certain it's up to the demands of a blockbuster like Borderlands."

In conclusion, make sure you start your Borderlands 3 downloads as soon as the game launches, this will minimize the amount of time you are going to have to wait before you can actually play Borderlands 3. Borderlands 3 will be releasing on September 13th on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. On a side note, Borderlands 3 will be timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store until April 2020, Steam users will be able to have it on their platform then.

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