Just a few days after the release of Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, Gearbox Software and 2K have announced more new content for Borderlands 3 at PAX Online. Specifically, Borderlands 3 will get new Vault Hunter skill trees, additional add-on content, and a wealth of local multiplayer options. The biggest news though is the fact that Borderlands 3 will release on next-gen consoles.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S version of Borderlands 3 will run at 60 frames per second at 4K resolution (except for the Xbox Series S). The next-gen versions of the game will also be a free upgrade for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners of Borderlands 3. Current-gen player will also be able to bring over their purchased content and save files to next-gen consoles.
In addition to the performance bump, next-gen versions of Borderlands 3 will also include highly-requested co-op features, including four-player split-screen and vertical split-screen for two players. The vertical split-screen feature will also be added via a free patch to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.
Borderlands 3 will also receive additional add-on content later this year, though it will be a bit different to the other campaign DLCs of the game. The next paid add-on will include a brand new game mode, as well as one new skill tree for each Vault Hunter.
Finally, Gearbox gave viewers an in-depth look at FL4K’s new “Trapper” skill tree – which emphasizes shields and survivability for both FL4K and their pet. Gearbox also showed off plus FL4K’s new Action Skill: Gravity Snare, as well as FL4K’s latest pet option: a Hyperion Loaderbot.
For more info on the Borderlands 3 PAX Online showcase, visit: https://borderlands.com/en-US/news/2020-09-12-borderlands-3-pax-online-news/.