Borderlands 3: 4K 60FPS on PS5, Xbox Series X, cross-play in 2021

Borderlands 3 is getting free next-gen upgrades, and your saves, DLC, and other content will carry forward to PS5 and Series X.

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Published Sun, Sep 13 2020 12:46 PM CDT

Borderlands 3 owners on PS4 and Xbox One are getting free next-gen upgrades on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, complete with 4K 60FPS in campaign mode.

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At PAX, Gearbox announced the perfect way to carry a live game forward into next-gen. Borderlands 3 is getting free next-gen upgrades, and all of your saves, DLC, unlocks, and associated content will carry into next-gen.

There's no need to re-buy the game like with the Control Ultimate Edition, and there's no expensive $100 cross-gen bundle like with 2K Sports' NBA 2K21.

Cross-play, the most important feature a live game could have, is also coming next year:

"In 2021, we're proud to announce that we're bringing cross-play to Borderlands 3. So no matter how you own it, you'll be able to play Borderlands 3 with your friends. We're very excited about this next generation of consoles, and we can't wait to play Borderlands with you this holiday season," said Borderlands 3 producer Pat Fenn.

Here's a rundown of all the info Gearbox announced today:

  • Borderlands 3 gets free PS5, Xbox Series X upgrade; all PS4, Xbox One owners also get a free copy of the PS5, Series X version
  • 4K 60FPS campaign confirmed on PS5, Xbox Series X
  • 4-player split-screen co-op coming exclusively to PS5, Xbox Series X
  • 2-player vertical split-screen co-op coming to all gens (PS5, XSX, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Cross-play (includes cross-gen) is coming in 2021
  • New next-gen re-release SKU is coming
  • New paid expansion content incoming
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No release date for these updates has been announced, but expect to see them in November when both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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