During its PAX Online Digital Showcase, Gearbox detailed the new features coming to Borderlands 3, including confirmation that it will launch on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/Series X with cross-progression and cross-save support. No release date has been provided.
Gearbox announced that Borderlands 3 players on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will receive a free next-gen upgrade for their respective console. Additionally, Borderlands 3 on next gen will let you carry over the content you’ve purchased and the progress you’ve made from the current generation. It’s unclear whether this upgrade path is relegated to those with the digital or physical edition of the game.
Borderlands 3 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will run at 4K and 60 frames per second, the studio confirmed. Further, two highly requested features–four-player local co-op and vertical split-screen–will be available to all players for free. Vertical split-screen will also be added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game via a free patch, though Gearbox didn’t clarify when this will drop. Similarly, Gearbox didn’t specify whether four-player local co-op will be added to current-gen systems.
Elsewhere, Gearbox said Borderlands 3 will receive new add-on content later this year. It won’t be on the same scale as the DLC featured in the game’s season pass. However, the upcoming DLC will include new action skills and an additional skill tree for each Vault Hunter.
For example, FL4K’s new skill tree, Trapper, emphasizes shields and survivability for them and their pet. The Trapper skill tree includes the new action skill Gravity Snare, a crowd-controlling ability that sends out a trap and launches enemies into the air before slamming them back to the ground. FL4K also gets a new pet option, a Hyperion Loaderbot, which has additional crowd-control capabilities.
In other Borderlands 3 news, the game’s fourth DLC, Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, launched on September 10. It’s the final DLC in Borderlands 3’s season pass and increases the level cap again.
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