Everything you need to know about buying Borderlands 3.
Borderlands 3, the latest instalment in the Borderlands franchise, has been announced, and is now available to pre-order. As with many games these days, Borderlands 3 has several different versions, as well as other buying options. Sometimes, all these different buying options can get a bit confusing. We’ve got you covered. This buying guide will help you understand what’s included with each version of the game, as well as any other buying options.
Overview: Release Date, Platforms, and Buying Options.
Borderlands 3 is set to release on 13th September, 2019. The game is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The PC version of the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive for 6 months, and “will be available on additional PC digital storefronts in April 2020.”
There are 4 different versions of Borderlands 3: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, Super Deluxe Edition, and Diamond Loot Chest Collectors Edition.
If you pre-order any version of the game, you will receive some extra in-game bonus content.
According to the UK PlayStation Store, Borderlands 3 will contain “In-game purchases”. Further details regarding these in-game purchases are currently unknown, (but we’ll keep you updated).
If you pre-order any version of Borderlands 3, you’ll receive the Gold Weapons Skin Pack; which contains a gold weapon trinket, and gold weapon skins that are applicable to all guns in the game.
If you pre-order from the PlayStation Store, you’ll receive a Borderlands 3 theme in addition to the Gold Weapons Skin Pack.
Finally, for UK buyers, if you pre-order any version of the game from any GAME store, you’ll receive a Psycho Bandit Mask. The Psycho Bandit Mask is a psychical item exclusively available from GAME, and is available while stocks last.
The Standard Edition includes the base game.
The Deluxe Edition includes the base game, plus the Deluxe Bonus Content Pack.
The Deluxe Bonus Content Pack contains the following in-game content:
- Retro Cosmetic Pack
- Neon Cosmetic Pack
- Gearbox Cosmetic Pack
- Toy Box Weapon Pack
- XP & loot drop boost mods
Super Deluxe Edition
The Super Deluxe Edition includes everything in the Deluxe Edition, plus the Season Pass.
The Season Pass includes the following in-game content:
- 4 campaign DLC packs featuring new stories, missions, and challenges
- Butt Stallion weapon skin
- Butt Stallion weapon trinket
- Butt Stallion grenade mod
There are currently no release dates for any of the Season Pass DLC. However, the official game website states that all Season Pass DLC will be available by September 2020.
Diamond Loot Chest Collectors Edition
The Diamond Loot Chest Collectors Edition is a physical collectors package available in select countries.
This edition includes everything in the Super Deluxe Edition, plus the following physical items:
- Diamond Loot Chest Replica
- Borderlands 3 character figurines (x10)
- Sanctuary 3 snap model
- Vault Key keychains (x4)
- Cloth galaxy map
- Character art lithographs (x5)
Both the PlayStation Store, and the Microsoft Store, seem to indicate that Borderlands 3 will have in-game microtransactions. Further details of these microtransactions are currently unknown, but we’ll keep you updated when we know more.