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Borderlands 3 Is Coming to Next Gen with Enhancements

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Borderlands 3  will join the ever-expanding list of games being enhanced for next-gen consoles, 2K announced, including several new gameplay features. The co-op loot shooter RPG was revealed to be receiving a bevy of new features during the Gearbox digital showcase from PAX Online.

Borderlands 3 was confirmed as coming to Xbox Series X/S and PS5. In both cases, players who already own the game on current-gen consoles will get free upgrades to the next-gen versions, including all of their purchased content like DLC and cosmetics. Save data will also carry over. The new version of the game will run at 4K and 60 frames per second in single-player modes on both the Xbox and PlayStation versions.

For the first time ever, Borderlands 3 will be playable in four-player split-screen local co-op. For those still playing the series' more traditional two-player local play, you'll soon be able to choose between horizontal or vertical split-screen. Both of these features will come via free updates to the game, and the split-screen orientation option will even be available on current-gen platforms as well.

With the Season Pass content all released, Borderlands 3 is still scheduled to get new content different from the paid story DLC packs. New skills for each Vault Hunter as well as a new game mode will both be added to the game later this year. Gearbox also teased one last feature coming in 2021 to Borderlands 3: crossplay. The team merely hinted at it for now though, so we'll have to wait to learn more.

Borderlands 3 earned "Strong" scores from 132 reviews on OpenCritic, giving it an 80 average. 

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