Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition Updates Original Game, Addresses Some Fans’ Issues

Borderlands fans have even more to look forward to in the lead-up to its launch, including a release next week of the original Borderlands with a number of updates.

Gearbox confirmed Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is being released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3, and will include a few quality-of-life updates. These include a Borderlands 2-style mini-map in addition to the game’s original compass, inventory updates that allow players to lock and label weapons as junk, and auto-pick-ups of items from the ground.

Also, in response to fan feedback from the original game, the final boss battle of Borderlands will be adjusted to be “more engaging, challenging, and rewarding.” Players will also be able to customize their Vault Hunters with new cosmetic heads that can be equipped.

The SHiFT program is also being incorporated, allowing players to use Golden Keys to earn in-game rewards (returning players from Borderlands 2 or The Pre-Sequel will earn 75 Keys). Six named, new Legendary weapons will also be incorporated into the game. And, naturally, with the move to this generation, the GotY edition will include 4K Ultra HD and HDR visual updates.

Players who already own Borderlands on Steam will receive this update for free.

Gearbox also confirmed some other Borderlands updates, including that a new Ultra HD texture pack for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and all its DLC for consoles and PC.

And for Borderlands 2 VR players, all of Borderlands 2’s DLC will be added to the PSVR title this summer for free to all players.

Be sure to stay tuned to IGN for more on the entire Borderlands universe.

Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News editor, PlayStation lead, and Beyond! host. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.

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