During today’s PAX Online event, Gearbox confirmed more content for Borderlands 3 and a four-player split-screen mode.
With numerous current gen titles receiving re-releases for the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles, it’s not that surprising to see Gearbox join in with its looter shooter Borderlands 3.
As part of the Gearbox Digital Showcase at PAX Online, Gearbox and publisher 2K also announced that anyone who owns the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to their respective next gen versions for free.
You’ll be able to carry over your progress and any content you’ve purchased for the game as well.
As for what the next gen versions offer, they will run at 60 frames per second at 4K resolution and come with new local co-op features; namely, four-player split-screen and vertical split-screen when playing two-player co-op.
While four-player co-op is exclusive to these new versions, anyone who sticks with the PS4 and Xbox One versions can at least download the vertical split-screen feature for free.
New DLC was also confirmed for Borderlands 3, though none of it will resemble the campaign DLCs that are part of the game’s season pass.
Instead, you can look forward to a new game mode and one new skill tree for each Vault Hunter, which will also come with new Action Skills.
One example shown was for FL4K, whose new Trapper skill tree grants them a Gravity Snare, a trap that throws enemies into the air before slamming them back down into the ground.
In addition, FL4K will be getting a new pet option – a Hyperion Loaderbot – which can perform a variety of roles depending on how you upgrade it. For example, it can either focus on long range and fire slow-moving projectiles or be more physical-oriented and charge directly into enemies.
Lastly, Gearbox and 2K teased cross-play, stating that we can expect to see it come to the game next year.
For full details, you can check out the official website.
Borderlands 3 is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
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